Gene Ruyle

Official Website of Actor, Priest, Psychologist,  Playwright/Composer, Philosopher, and Author of 

The Stuff of a Lifetime

MY    FIELDS    OF    WORK

 
the human realm . . .

the human realm . . .

      

The unfolding of human experience

LIFE-EXPERIENCING

NONFICTION 

Member of

 

Noel Coward
LIFE SKETCHES

These are articles on my websites that portray remarkable individuals. They are not just people of significance in the arts, but those who have a place in history as well.

Show Me & Show Me Again

 

A two-play festive tribute to American Musical Theater

Dakota Dawn

Until Now

PLAYS WITH MUSIC

Member of 

OutWhereTheBigWavesAre.com

GatewaysIntoTheWorld.com

BOOKS & BLOGS

Listings of the books in my personal library -- being steadily cataloged online at both Goodreads and LibraryThing --  along with the links to book reviews I've written, profile pages I have, and the various blogs I maintain.

 Songs & Lyrics

SONGS & LYRICS

Member of 

MyLifeInTheMovies.com

FILMS AS SELF-DISCOVERY
An experience-based approach I developed using movies and music to surface those meanings one lives by. Through YouTube and Google+, it lifts up segments of personal narrative in a guided online exploration and closed sessions of The Human Realm Group on Facebook.

CLASSIC MODES   OF   HUMAN   BECOMING

James Cagney
Nikos Kazantzakis
Paul Tillich
Oriana Fallaci
Thomas Jefferson
Stanley Keleman
Sidney Jourard
bespeaking
. . . & the Artistic experience
of life
believing
. . . & the Religious experience
of life

beholding . . . & the Philosophical experience of life

behesting . . . & the Historical experience of life

besteading . . . & the Political experience 

of life

belonging . . . & the Scientific experience 
of life
behaving    . . . & the Psychological experience 
of life
 
(The articles on each of these people from the book can be found in full on Gateways Into The World
at WordPress) 

IN   THE   PRESS

What Ruyle sets out to do is to lead his readers on a step-by-step pilgrimage through their lives. It is a trek that may be uncomfortable to some . . . for life's path is riddled with risk-taking and decision-making. Stagnancy looms as the biggest sin.

For the author, it is a book that should begin to make a name for Gene Ruyle as a contemporary philosopher who has something important to say.

COLLEEN KELLY TEASLEY 

ATLANTA JOURNAL/CONSTITUTION

I'm going to say this next part real quick and mean it real hard -- Gene Ruyle knows more about beginnings and becomings than anybody you will ever know. That in its barest form is who Gene Ruyle is and what he does. What is harder to convey in print is his realness and his joy. But they are there, and they are tangible and they can resound in the stillest part of your being.

I wish I could write to you in good English how much I enjoyed reading the part of your manuscript on Nikos Kazantzakis. In reality, I wish I could read the whole book! 

ELENI KAZANTZAKIS 

Writer and widowed wife of Nikos 

(As Thomas More in Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons)  Ruyle scarcely leaves the stage for a moment. A fact for which the viewer is grateful, as Ruyle offers a captivating characterization of More. His More is unmovable in his moral convictions, yet throughout all of More's twisting, hair-splitting moral arguments one never loses sight of the man's endless reserve of wit and humor.

BOB FRANK

Drama Reviewer

ANN WOODALL PEACHTREE PAPERS

Your thesis on the actor [Cagney's  customary word for referring to himself] was most flattering and I'm sending you sincere thanks for your kindness. You may be sure I will remember the things you reminded me of in the Cohan story. Aside from the hard physical work of the dancing he was relatively easy to do, but your observations gave some moments in the picture values to me.

JAMES CAGNEY

American Film Star

(As Grandma in Edward Albee's The Sandbox)  Ruyle's Grandma was an excellent characterization, especially since the entire play runs only a few minutes. But in that short time Ruyle presents a tender-humorous-pathetic-noble old lady who is at once simple and heroic, believable and absurd, tragic and comic.   

JACK FUNKHOUSER

GAINESVILLE DAILY SUN

(Florida)

RATING: 5 Stars

Great Stuff ....Beautifully written book, the kind you keep close by with sticky notes and highlighter, a lifetime reference for self-exploration.

REBECCA A. LEE-GRIGG

Amazon Book Reviewer

 

I am very touched by what you write to me and what you have written about me.

. . . The prize [which she won twice!] is the Italian equivalent of the Pulitzer, which is given by the President of the Republic and no President of the Republic ever had a reason to love me.

. . . I am sending you the book [Letter To A Child Never Born] and will also send you my new book as soon as it is published. I defend very strongly the isolation I need to write, and so, sometimes, I lose contact with the good people like you.

ORIANA FALLACI

Italian writer and journalist

(As Atticus in To Kill A Mockingbird)

. . . And yet the production somehow regains its balance for some memorable final flourishes. Ruyle's closing remarks to the jury are stirring.

DAN HULBERT

ATLANTA JOURNAL/CONSTITUTION

 

BIO

The door to life opens out onto the world. Crossing its threshold connects one to everything else that is. My life began on the Great Plains as I set foot on the prairies of Nebraska. But that story is shared on my Life Sketch page at the Authors Guild. Here, the aim is to give an overview of my work. 

As you can see here, everything is starting afresh -- there along the green edge on the left as it now grows across  its new habitat in a "to-be-filled-in" way, as part of an endeavor officially entitled The Human Realm.  It's why the photo of the bridge stands at the top, the Bay area where the whole idea for it arose as I first learned, in 1974, that the work of both Stanley Keleman and Jonas Salk were connected. Now, all facets of my own life and work are rooted in what has come to me through theirs.

 

Aug.

10

Opening The Human Realm office suite, linking all aspects of the online network together.

Jan.

Official Opening of The Human Realm site and its entire online network.

Oct.

21

A trip to and extended visit in my hometown of  Beatrice, Nebraska. (postponed until February, 2017.)

CONTACT

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Below is the active Link to my network site.

 

( CAUTION: Clicking on it will immediately take you to it! )

 

https://www.thehumanrealm.com

 

 

It brings ALL of my online sites together into a unified working network. 

 

I can always be reached directly through the 'Contact Us' option found there.   -- Gene

 

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SUMMER/FALL  EVENTS

Aug. (2016)

10

Opening The Human Realm office suite, linking all aspects of the online network together.

Nov.

(2017)

17

Official Opening of The Human Realm website as an entire online network.

Oct. 

(2016)

21

A trip to and extended visit in my hometown of  Beatrice, Nebraska. (postponed until Spring of 2018.)

FOUNDATIONAL EVENTS

Nov.

(2017)

17

Official Opening of The Human Realm website as an entire online network.

Jan. 

(2020)

15

Connecting the Personal Path activity to the private group we conduct on Facebook for members to better see and guide their own experiencing.

 

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