Welcome to the Internet home of the Standup Philosopher Richard M. O'Bryan. One of Richard’s core beliefs is that one committed and dedicated person truly can make a difference in this world today. He has always believed that life is much more about vocation than occupation, and he has struggled to be a constant in this world, trying every day to make his actions consistent with what he believes. He has prayed for the grace and the courage to be known as a person of virtue, truth, and character, and he has tried every day to be a person of light in this world.


Josh & Me 2nd Edition

Josh and Me tells a story of two best buddies' faith and love in God, each other, their friends, and their whole town. It is a story found in the heart of every person who has loved a place and been loved in return.

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Josh & Me

Joshua Logan David Person and Edward Jonathan Fitzhue McKay IV, better known to the residents of Jasperswitch, Virginia, as Josh and E. J., were both born on the Fourth of July. Only children, they live next door to each other, and they love each other like brothers.

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Echoes of a Life Well Lived

Echoes From a Life Well Lived is a collection of essays, speeches and poems that detail the thoughts and ideas that helped shape and mold Richard's life. His only motivation is to share all of the wisdom, knowledge, and grace that his many gifts have brought to him.

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Since 1993

"I Cried because I Had not Shoes and met a Man who had no Feet":

Is how the old saying goes but how many of us relly understand or take its Meaning this to Heart? We develop a FALSE sense of what we need to be Happy and Whole. So Many people in the world have NOTHING but Each other and Live lives of Joy and Gratitude. We spend our whole life gathering Things, Stuff, Material Wealth and in the end we can take nothing with us when it is our time to PASS from this Earth! It is only Important WHAT we BECOME in this Journey and Mission called Life NOT what we HAVE. The two greatest Marks of a Great Man is that HONOR know his Name and he learns to speak the Language of Heaven: LOVE! Stop Balming God for how the world is Today and decide that you will use YOUR Gifts and Talents to make it better if just one Heart at a Time, beginning with your OWN HEART It is NEVER a matter of THEM and ME it is always a matter of US and WE! We are a Family, we ARE Brothers and Sisters Let's start acting like we Really Believe that!!!! God Bless