Robert Weir

Born in 1948 as one of the early baby boomers and raised in a family-owned farm implement dealership and country store in rural Southeastern Michigan, Robert Weir grew up interacting with customer farmers who valued the soil, hired mechanics who exhibited a strong work ethic, and a family who loved one another and contributed much to each other’s lives and community. His boyhood friends crafted their own baseball diamond from a fallow field, built their own backstop, mowed the grass, chose their own teams, and played with whoever showed up — without coaches and umpires and parents watching their every move. Their friendship carried over to pick-up basketball games on a concrete pad in front of the Weir business and card games within the lads’ homes. In this environment, Robert learned responsibility, independence, the value of an entrepreneurial spirit, and how to have fun. Here are some of his accomplishments: 2010: Traveled to Barbados, Azores, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, and India (New Delhi and Himalayas), going by tall ship across the Atlantic and on the Aegean and Black seas and cargo ferry on the Baltic Sea. Read stories. 2009: Published Brain Tumor, a medical memoir about removal of a benign meningioma 2008-2009: Edited Spontaneous Evolution for Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman (Hay House, 2009) 2008: Saw 100th magazine article published 2007: Published Peace, Justice, Care of Earth, reprint of John McConnell’s biography 2006—2009: Initiated and served as district leader in Southwest Michigan for the campaign to establish a U.S. Department of Peace 2006: Wrote Star of Hope, John McConnell’s biography (Swan Books) 2001: Wrote and published Cobble Creek, short stories and poetry based on the human experience