the New Mexico-based author (or co-author) of 12 published books on travel, self-transformation, natural history, creative aging, cooking, art, and gardening. His most recent, The Jaguar's Shadow: Searching for a Mythic Cat, is published by Yale University Press. Read an excerpt at TheJaguarsShadow.com or order an inscribed copy directly from Richard:
an independent journalist who has contributed thousands of articles to hundreds of websites, radio programs, and print publications, including CBS Radio, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Albuquerque Journal, Toronto Globe & Mail, Outside, Southwest Art, Utne, Palm Beach Illustrated, Yoga Journal, and Body & Soul. Richard contributes regularly to New Mexico magazine and New Mexico Journey.
a columnist commenting on people, culture, and current events, whose work has appeared on blogs and websites, in newspapers and magazines, on radio and television, and in opinion pages nationwide. Read samples of his Southwest Storylines, My Secret Place, or Un Poco de Todo columns here.
a media consultant who helps individuals, businesses, and organizations meet varied communications needs. Services range from devising and implementing strategies to writing, e-publishing, graphic design, photography, layout, and production. Richard specializes in producing e-books and print-on-demand books as well as hard-copy and on-line newsletters. Clients have included the Belize Tourist Board, eMindful.com, William James Association, Mindful Living Programs, Utne magazine, and Upaya Institute. View an examples of such work at Gila Resources Information Project.
an editor whose portfolio includes projects for the Quivira Coalition, Trust for Public Land, Vallecitos Mountain Refuge, Conservation Fund, Susan Ives Communications, John Muir Publishing, Sierra Press, Stony Creek Publications, and Native Peoples magazine. (Click to view a sample.)
a fiction writer who draws on his life-long experience as a world traveler, radio disc jockey, interviewer, teacher, and spiritual explorer. Read a story or a novel excerpt by clicking here.
a human being who believes in embracing life fully, in the present moment and with enthusiasm. With that underlying spirit, Richard has taught mindfulness-based stress reduction, helped teens learn radio production, climbed mountains, navigated rapids, snorkeled reefs, kayaked oceans, learned foreign languages, explored great cities, traversed jungles, immersed himself in meditation retreats, become a baritone ukulele player, and interviewed thousands of people, including politicians, movie stars, musicians, Nobel laureates, soldiers, artists, inventors, criminals, moguls, doctors, lawyers, and Indian chiefs.
Communication invited via e-mail or P.O. Box 1055, Silver City, NM 88062
To learn about other Richard Mahlers, please click "More on Mahler" button above.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be . . .The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free and every man [and woman] able to read, all is safe."