Fiction with Don Neeper, Musicals, Workshops, Book Reviews (CSM), Lectures, and Articles
The Oil Patch Project
A naive geologist attempts to help New Mexico control its oilfield wastes, but his efforts entangle him in two murders and a supranational conspiracy. The story takes place at the tense intersection of the oil, cattle and environmental cultures in present-day New Mexico. Geologist Jim Checkers is trying to stop the dumping of salts in the oil fields of New Mexico when the surge of events thrust him and his wife, who owns a high-profile event managing firm, into an extralegal investigative effort with a spelunking intelligence analyst enraged with bureaucrats entombing the truth for political advantage, an attractively offbeat lab chemist, and an enterprising young state policeman. The team solves the murders and exposes a malevolent conspiracy concealed by the political culture of the southwest oil fields.
MUSICALS U.F.F.D.A. and Petra and the Jay: Both musicals were performed and sponsored by Los Alamos Little Theater in 2007 and 2012 to appreciative audiences, thanks to the dedicated work of the staff, crew and inventive casts, who made my favorite aliens and some tough issues come to life in delightful ways. The script and musical scores are available to communitiy theaters.
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The Musical Comedy "U.F.F.D.A."In this sci-fi musical melodrama set in 3002 CE, aliens and humans discover the danger of putting too much stock in occult symbols during the age of the United Free Federation of De-militarized Autonomies, Orion's Arm, Milky Way.
Just when the United Free Federation of Demilitarized Autonomies (UFFDA) has agreed to invite Earth into the federation, which hasn't seen war in ages, an ambitious silicon critter attempts a violent coup to take control. Original music is by Alice B. Kellogg.
A thousand years from now a young woman with an identity crisis defends the personhood of her alien and animal friends, as humans tackle their most difficult challenge.
In this musical play set in 3020 C.E. (original music by Alice B. Kellogg), the young human Petra is challenged by her animal and alien friends to accept their personhood without assuming it includes human traits. She is also challenged to accept humans as suffering animals in need of the same sympathy she shows animals and aliens. Meanwhile, the galactic federation, U.F.F.D.A., with offices on Earth since 3002 C.E., has convinced the Population Study Council to address the suffering caused by the current surge in human numbers. As a result, the human conservative Guardians demand that UFFDA leave Earth.
OTHER WORKS AND PUBLICATIONS
January-May 2005 Co-Instructor and Developer of "Sustainable Solutions for an Overused World," a one-unit course for UNM-LA Undergraduate study and Continuing Education.
“Complexity and Chaos—Church Organization,” Workshop for Unitarian Universalist Mountain Desert District.
“Complexity and Chaos--Implications for Philosophy and Theology,” Meadville/Lombard Theological Seminary, January-March, 2003.
"Bypassing Divine Action: Built-in Meaning Inspired by Complexity Principles," talk and publication for Collegium, San Juan Batista, CA, Oct. 23-26; published by the Unitarian Universalist Process Theology Newsletter, 2004.
BOOK REVIEWS for The Christian Science Monitor: "When Humans Converse with Apes and Whales; What’s to be Learned," 6/30/82. "New Light on Debate Over Atomic Power Plants," 10/8/82. "2010: Odyssey Two" by Arthur C. Clarke, 12/3/82. "Computer Books Help You Pick the Right One, Translate the Jargon," 3/22/83. "Useful Look at Genetic Engineering..." 9/28/83. "Bright New History Traces Music Through the Ages, 11/14/83.
"Complexity--Simple Drivers in Nature" for the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, Spring 2006.
"Complexity and Organization," Course for Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, Spring 2004.
Cary Neeper and Don Neeper, "Concepts," Junior High Course for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Los Alamos, 1995-1996.
Cary Neeper, "Looking Out, Looking In: Exploring the Significance of Being Human in a Vast Universe," Junior High Course for the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1993-4.
"Findings from Complexity Studies Impacting Education,"
for the Northern New Mexico Education Coalition, April 2005.
Cary Neeper, "Common Sense, Chaos, and Theology," for the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, August 1995.
Cary Neeper, "Human Denial: A Workshop in Chaos, Genetics and Connectivity," for the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, June 14, 1992.
Cary Neeper, "[Seismosaurus] Findings and Their Importance," for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Museum, December 11, 1991.
Cary Neeper, "Meaning in Existence As Ordered Chaos," Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, March 17, 1991.
Cary Neeper, "A View From the Sidelines," Women in Science Newsletter 6:4, December 2, 1985, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Cary Neeper, "Observation-derived Faith," Flagstaff Unitarian Fellowship, May 13, 1984 and Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, October 28, 1984 and A Pulpit for Liberals, October, 1984.
Carolyn Neeper, Ph.D., "History of Catholic Attitudes Toward Abortion," Speech for the New Mexico Committee on Medical Termination of Pregnancy, 1969.
Cary Neeper, "Double Bass Music of Frank Proto," Los Alamos Monitor, September 21, 1997.
Cary Neeper, "What the Government Should Do to Create a Sustainable Economy," Los Alamos Monitor, June 24, 1997.
Cary Neeper, "Striving for Sustainability at the Community Level," Los Alamos Monitor, June 22, 1997.
Cary Neeper, "Sustainability: Finding Equitable Solutions," Los Alamos Monitor, June 20, 1997.
Cary Neeper, "Putting it Simply: Enough is Best," Los Alamos Monitor, June 19, 1997.
Cary Neeper, "Forgotten Guidelines: Sustainability According to Herman Daly, 1977," The New Sunpaper III:05, October 1996.
Cary Neeper with Robert Schrei, Certified Rolfer, "Rolfing to Save a Career," Rolf Lines XXI:1, March 1993, pp. 12-15.
Cary Neeper with Robert Schrei, Certified Rolfer, "Rolfing to Save a Career," International Society of Bassists XVIII:1, Fall/Winter 1991-2, pp. 48-50.
Cary Neeper, "Gilbert and Sullivan Have a Long History Here," Los Alamos Monitor, October 19, 1990.
Cary Neeper, "Kinder, Gentler Rolfing," Los Alamos Monitor, May 10, 1990.
Cary Neeper, "The Importance of Imprinting," Unitarian Universalist Voice, April, 1988.
No byline, ZPG column "Little Island Earth,", The Los Alamos Monitor, 1969-1973.
No byline, writings on the abortion issue for the New Mexico Review and Legislative Journal, 1969
Carolyn Neeper, Ph.D., "Understanding the Abortion Reform Movement," Newsletter of the New Mexico Committee on Medical Termination of Pregnancy, January, 1969.
No byline, pamphlet and speech material for the Illinois Citizens for Medical Termination of Pregnancy, 1966-1968.
Cary Neeper, "A Gift of Fear," in Adobe Christmas, The Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico, December 1979, p. 105.
Cary Neeper, "An Undeniably Sentimental Journey," in Adobe Christmas, The Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico, 1975, p. 13.
JOURNAL ARTICLES IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY:
C. A. Neeper and C. V. Seastone, "Mechanisms of Immunologic Paralysis by Pneumococcal Polysaccharide IV. Comparison of Polysaccharide and Whole Organisms," J. Immun. 93, 867-871 (1964).
C. A. Neeper, "Mechanisms of Immunologic Paralysis by Pneumococcal Polysaccharide III. Immunologic Paralysis in Relation to Maturation of the Immunologic Response of Mice," J. Immun. 93, 860-866 (1964).
C. A. Neeper and C. V. Seastone, "Mechanisms of Immunologic Paralysis by Pneumococcal Polysaccharide II. The Influence of Nonspecific Factors on the Immunity of Paralyzed Mice to Pneumococcal Infection," J. Immun.91, 378-383 (1963)
C. A. Neeper and C. V. Seastone, "Mechanisms of Immunologic Paralysis by Pneumococcal Polysaccharide I. Studies of Adoptively Acquired Immunity to Pneumococcal Infection in Immunologically Paralyzed and Normal Mice," J. Immun. 91, 374-377 (1963).
D. J. Buchanan-Davidson, M. A. Stahmann, C. A. Neeper, C. V. Seastone, and J. B. Wilson, "Action of Synthetic Polylysine on Experimental Infections in Animals,: J. Bact. 80, 595-599 (1960).