David Sayre (Dayton) is the author of Hope…Even for Unitarians (Peter E. Randall Publisher 2021); The Flatland Dialogues (Peter E. Randall Publisher 2018), a companion book to the children’s picture book Flatland, illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and recommended by Parents’ Choice (Two Little Birds Books, 2014); the essay sequence Something There Is: Seeking a Rational Faith for Our Children (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2014); and the mystery novel The Great Improbability (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2010).
Sayre works full-time developing “microgrids” in low-income neighborhoods. He has been called the “father of the industry” at national energy services conferences, has patented and published techniques of communication and energy efficiency that anticipated today’s cell phone networks and energy-saving industry, and formed a dozen companies―profit and nonprofit―around these two sciences that displace “entropy.” Sayre’s work has taken him to places and encounters that few of us experience―prisons and mental institutions, cathedrals and laboratories, the Pentagon and the White House, neighborhoods of the very rich and the very poor. The mix of those encounters with those sciences has suggested a rational moral compass and a way to comfort. Sayre is the father of five children, eight grandchildren and five businesses.