As a teenager Clear was manager of the paperback department for Bookland of Huntsville, Alabama, at their largest store. In 1971, at age 19, he opened his first bookstore in Huntsville, Alabama, A Good Book Store. In 1978, he founded Books as Seeds, and in 1989, Opening Books (a 501c3 library and gift shop.) He managed at Green Apple Books, San Francisco's largest independent bookstore, and at Pearly Gates Natural Foods in Huntsville, and at Ohana O Ka `Aina in Kainaliu, Hawaii.
With decades of experience in retail visual merchandizing, he began a career as a residential interior consultant in Hawaii in 1994. His feng shui practice began there in 1995, and blossomed when he moved to San Francisco in 1996. In February 1999, his feng shui practice was featured on KPIX Channel 5's Evening Magazine and in April 2000 on Mandarin KPST Channel 66's Evening News. He was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle business section, Sunday 12/10/2000, and in the culture section of the Okinawan Times (Japan) 04/21/2001. He returned to Hawaii in February, 2002. He has since been featured in the Pacific Business News, August 16, 2002, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 7, 2003 and March 8, 2010, the Hawaii Tribune Herald, February 19, 2003, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, August 16, 2010, and the Big Island Weekly, May 25, 2011.
He's a natural at feng shui; as a Libra-Hare he's astrologically gifted for this work. To his work he brings systems and design skills in organizing, maintenance, and horticulture. He works residential, retail, office, and landscape. Clear's affordable rates have helped him become the most experienced feng shui consultant in Hawaii.
His first book, Feng Shui Demystified, was published in 2000 by The Crossing Press, and reissued in 2010. Bedroom Feng Shui, appeared in 2001, and was reissued in 2011. The new editions of both books are substantially revised, with many more illustrations, and available from Amazon or through your local bookstore.
In 2008, Feng Shui for Hawaii was published by Watermark Publishing in Honolulu, followed in 2012 by Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens.
Feng Shui for Retail Stores was published in 2013. His latest book, Feng Shui for Love & Money, was published by Watermark in 2015.
About his feng shui practice, Clear says, "I couldn't practice feng shui if I didn't believe in it, and I wouldn't believe in it if I hadn't seen it work."