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Kevin James Shay - Writer, Journalist, Author, Father

Shay's Books

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Latest articles & posts

Top Ten Great American Road Trips - Gasoline is down near $2 a gallon. It's a great time to hit the road. Updated Nov. 17, 2015

California leads US in recycling, Oklahoma at the bottom, LinkedIn, Nov. 17, 2015

New York frustrates visitors with parking tickets, towed vehicles, but also provides magical experiences, The Gazette, June 11, 2015


It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Trip: On the Road of the Longest Two-Week Family Road Trip in History, published by Lulu Press, Raleigh, N.C., 2014
Also at Barnes & Noble here.

Walking through the Wall, published by Lulu Press, Raleigh, N.C., 2012
Also at Barnes & Noble here.

A Parent's Guide to Dallas/Fort Worth , published by Mars Publishing/Parent's Guide Press, Los Angeles, Calif., 2003

And Justice For All: The Untold History of Dallas, published by CGS Communications, Fort Worth, Tx., 2000

Sex, Lies & Newsprint: Tales from a North Dallas Police Blotter, published by The Register, Addison, Tx., 1991

NOTE: For many of his ebooks and printed books, Kevin used just his middle initial. Following the death of his father in 2008, he started using his full middle name, James, as a tribute to his dad, whose first name was James.

Shay Enterprises - Writing, Publishing, Authentication Services, Photography, and more

The kids - Preston and McKenna

Dad's memorial page

The dogs - Jackson and Spike

Community work

Kevin has been a den leader of his son's Cub Scout den in Pack 1758 in Rockville, Md., and supports his daughter's Girl Scout Troop 2886 in Rockville. He has coached his son's and daughter's basketball teams, and helped coach his son's baseball team. He also has helped with his kids' science projects and related school activities.

He is a longtime member of the Sierra Club and has served on the board of organizations such as Rainbow Bridge, a youth advocacy group in Dallas, and the Dallas chapter of the ACLU. He has written about and participated in projects that advocate for issues related to human rights, justice, the environment, world peace, and other causes. As one of his heroes, 19th-century writer, naturalist, and activist Henry David Thoreau, said, "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."

In 1984-85, Kevin stood up and walked more than 5,000 miles across the U.S. and Europe with a group of people to call for an end to the Cold War with the former Soviet Union. A Wikipedia page on that project is here.

Kevin considers such work nonpartisan and is not active in party politics. Some have called him liberal, while others have called him conservative, especially related to fiscal issues.

Kickstarter campaign: Let's Stop Trashing the World. Uses pieces from "Late Show with David Letterman" set in conceptual artwork under a disposal society theme. Support environmental project and own a piece of history for $10.

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Food for thought

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. - Thomas Paine

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