Appendix A - Writer's Biography

Appendix A - Writer's Biography

10-22-11-Eighty years old and acutely aware of how age diminishes professional and personal standing among family and friends. I advise myself to avoid expressing any personal views or physical and mental deficiencies. It's not necessary. There are many volunteers eager to do it for you. This is excellent advice for all seniors. However, don't be shy about thinking, speaking, and writing your view of the world as you see it. Centuries later civilization may find value in what you had to say.

 2-02-11-The eighties can be the best years of our lives. Inhibitions drift away. Taking the back seat certainly allows time to enjoy mother nature and appreciate family and friends. Problems that used to bring anxiety fall into perspective. Watching your delightful great grandchildren grow and change before your eyes is an experience seldom shared by past generations. Time passes quickly and memory slips away as the aging process rightfully takes place. Serenity is natural and appreciation for having lived life to the fullest brings peace of mind.

12-25-11- know I have been blessed with good health and supportive parents and friends. I know I have inherited a nation that continues to give me opportunities beyond my wildest dreams. But, most of all I know I am blessed with an incredible girl, soul mate companion, and friend. Without this special girl I would never have had such an incredible life, family, and home. Without her, life would be diminished, filled with loneliness, and the future bleak. However, no one can take away the past, the good times that was had, and the adventures that took place. Who knows(?) Good times are still possible and we must seek them out and make them happen.

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01-16-12-I woke up unusually depressed this morning. It's again time to stop reading the daily news and listening to television. The remedy is to get outside and engage the natural setting provided by nature and mingle with ohers free to nod and smile. The internet is a wondrous gift that provides the opportunity to view the evolution of the universe and life. That's not a bad way to start the day. The opportunity to become enlightened is unlimited.

03-08-12-Kayla, my wonderful granddaughter, has spent the last few days with us. What a delight. She has finished college, traveled through India for a month, worked in the Hudson River Valley and New Orleans and is now planning, perhaps, for a future in the medical field. Her whole life lies ahead of her. Unlimited potential for a full filling life.

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02-09-13- It's been a year without an entry. Now that my back went out and I have Parkinsens Disease I'll make better use of my time. Life is still great. We live in a magical place and I love it all. My family is a fascinating combination of characters. I love them all. From beginning to now my life has evolved beyond my imagination. Life in this world never ceases to amaze me. My wife has amazed me the most. She's still amazing me. Lately I have more down time and I use it to enjoy music, painting, and exploring what makes this world go around. This Website should clarify how little I have progressed. There are many brilliant people and associations trying to get all nations on track to a better future. There are to few. Perhaps the enlightenment of future generations will manage better. I guess I won't find out. 

05-24-13-I find it fascinating that humans excel in breaking science, music, art, and dance boundaries with apparent ease. The micro and macro mysteries of creation and propagation are being revealed on a daily basis. We travel about the planet and the universe with increasing ease. All other animals behave naturally and in harmony with their environment. Not so humans. There are no boundaries for human behavior. Human society expresses pride in constitutional law, universal principles, and morality, yet fails to hold one another accountable.

06-06-13-World challenges keep coming. The United States is no exception. The illusions of youth are replaced by increasing facts that show the concept of enduring human acceptable behavior is false. Innate positive senses of non-human species, attuned to their environment, creates normal fixed boundaries that prevent unacceptable behavior. Not true for humans gifted with senses that recognize their mortality and the gifts or reason, imagination, and creativity.

06-30-13-Today, I turn to the concept that human lives are guided by their ability and willingness to fulfill their expectations. Prior to the development of  thirteen colonies in North America immigrants had little acquaintance with freedom, prosperity, and peace. Alone on a new continent immigrants quickly realized their future depended on providing for themselves. This independence drove thirteen colonies to adopt and fight for a constitutional republic form of government, that if followed, guaranteed citizen freedom, prosperity, and peace. This Constitution was and is the greatest human rights advancement ever experienced. A fledgling Christian United States has struggled for centuries to meet Constitution and Christian expectations. These expectations required a commitment secular and Christian citizens refuse to deliver. Since the origin of humans generations have gained enlightenment over the passage of time. Human enlightenment has led to a civilization that has gifted the world with endless beauty in all forms of science, art, and spirituality. Today, enlightenment continues to advance. The current state of the world tells us we need an advanced form of enlightenment to motivate citizens and leaders of all nations to accept constitutional republic forms of governments should expedite enlightenment in every way we can. The challenge is to reach a level of enlightenment that would allow and sustain constitution checks and balances that limit the harm knowingly perpetuated by all levels of society. Today, the United States State of the Union reflects a powerful vast economic and military power that has allowed corrupt partisan political parties, supported by citizens, to divide the nation and weaken the basic foundation of the Constitution and related principles. Next, the following paragraphs will attempt to identify why political and religious leaders, supported by citizens, allowed their nation to become dysfunctional and a threat to the future of all world nations.

07-02-13

Given the State of the Union and the World we can surely agree that enlightenment occurs when we are independent and free to actively use reason, imagination, and observation to gain insight, experience, and accountibility for our behavior. The Constitution grants this right and holds citizens accountable for enforcing it. Today, we know this capability is lacking in our leaders and citizens. Our national leaders and citizens recognize and acknowledge this fact. Those national leaders and independent citizens advocating adherence to the checks and balances, principles, and requirements of the Constitution are shunned by citizens that support partisan political parties. Partisan political parties fabricate false information and use all forms of media to rally their base to act witlessly on issues that little or no meaning for the common welfare. Meaningless distractions and low priority issues are used to avoid addressing high priority challenges that are critical to the future of the nation. All eventually come to realize they are caught in the grip of primitive tribal instincts that fear accepting views and lifestyles of another tribes culture, race, and beliefs. Tribal instincts require standing for one's tribe and against competing tribes. Tribes uniting for the common welfare of all are expecting more than the human race is capable of delivering. Perhaps, sometime in the distant future human enlightenment may reach a level that will allow Constitutions that provide for the common welfare. Until then we must make an effort to to achieve a level of enlightenment that allows supporting constitutions with checks and balances and principles dedicated to the common welfare of all citizens.

08-09-13

In the process of becoming a powerful leader one becomes trapped in a web from which there is no escape. Leading a volatile nation composed of various tribes, cultures, and invaribly political and religious institutions one realizes critical differences cannot be reconciled. At that point there is no positive exit strategy. Most leaders of world nations are faced with variations of this dilemma. The United States is no exception. It's a tragic human condition that drives continuous world conflict, chaos, and suffering with no future exit in sight. The bright side is the human capacity for reasoning, imagination, and invention also leads to recognizing the beauty experienced through the environment, arts, science, and the capacity to love and care for one another.

08-10-13

Rapid enlightenment is a side effect of becoming a powerful leader in any field of endeavor that requires managing volatile relationships and subjects such as religion, culture, race, and many other subjects. The subject views held in the beginning may experience radical change as leader knowledge of the subject and management experience evolves. For example, the leaders of religious institutions may have views that no longer relate to the views held by the members. For obvious reasons this disconnect between leaders and congregations soon requires doctrine ritual changes creat tension and may take centuries to be reconciled.

09-06-13

St. George Spectrum reports: "Documents, Volume 1," the eighth published work in the Joseph Smith Papers Project is expected to be in bookstores within the next few weeks.

Climate change:Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J.

09-22-13

It's Sunday and all political networks, political leaders of both partys, and major political advisers are expressing their shock and dismay that government is in gridlock and plans to shut down the government by refusing to approve a scheduled national budget unless the Federal Health Plan is discarded. The impact of this deadlock has critical repercussions that will harm our nation. This crisis tells us our government is broken and cannot be mended as long as partisan political extremist control the reins of government and the power to threaten and shut down all other branches of government and the electorate. Secular and Christian citizens divided and controlled by partisan political parties has created a broken and dysfunctional government. Citizens  long ago started down this path and are not qualified or motivated to manage the nations affairs or to form a global functional constitutional republic like the Founding Fathers recommended.

09-23-13

Monday-a new day. Eighty-two years old and keenly aware that age is reshaping by body and mind. My fascination with this universe(s), planet, and the life on it grows stronger every day. Who could completely understand the source of the infinite energy, always changing form, that evolves all we see, hear, and imagine(?). This life is one glorious adventure. This Website, book if you please, expresses how I see and understand life as it is lived today. 

09-24-13

I design and maintain this Website in order to gain an understanding of the evolution of extremely complex species. The main focus is to understand the origin, purpose, and potential development of the human species. The success of this task is limited by knowledge of grammar, journalistic skills, and the aging process. The complexity of the human mind is beyond description. Predicting human behavior requires beginning with primitive tribal rites and realizing that those tribal instincts still exist in this technological era. Primitive behavior shows itself in massive genacide, nuclear weaponry, chemical weapons, and conflict followed by chaos. There is no limit to human physical and mental self-destruction. Tomorrow, I may see things differently.

09-25-13

Yesterday, I spoke to human capacity for self-destruction. I neglected to mention human capacity for creating beauty beyond belief. This beauty transcends the dark side of human nature. It was innate in the earliest primitive tribes and brightens our life as we struggle to seek a higher quality of life.

09-26-13

Thought for the day: I have been following Robert Kirby, writer for the Salt Lake Tribune-Salt Lake City/Utah, for many years. Mr. Kirby is an advocate for the LDS Church. Mr. Kirby writes candidly about the LDS Church and their doctrine, rituals, and practices. He brings a touch of reality that allows non LDS to realize both have much in common. Not all God's commands are set in stone. All religious institutions slowly, but with certainty, bend as society changes to meet advances in enlightenment and advancing technology. Religious leaders interpretation of what God's demands were in the past are questioned, then amended, or then deleted to insure members do not drift away from the church. As science identifies the micro and macro laws of this universe religious leaders will continue to re-define what God commanded. That's how religious institutions have survived through the centuries.

09-27-13

USA TODAY writer Bob Smietana discusses a survey conducted by researchers from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. They questioned students about their spiritual, political, and moral values ranging from belief in God, worship attendance, climate change, and same-sex marriage. " Most of the students fell into three distinct world views. About a third (32 percent) were religious, a third were spiritual (32 percent), and just under a third (28 percent) were secular. Most of the secular students, and about a third of the spiritual students, were so-called "nones"  --those with no religious identity, researches said. A growing number fall into the "none' category. researchers said the nones show a "remarkable degree of indifference to religion." The online survey of 1,800 students was conducted in April and May.

It would be interesting to know what a similar online secret survey would find if run on adult Christian women and men, Christian leaders, and elected government leaders.

09-28-13

Ron Lindsey, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, said the survey shows that nonbelievers are here to stay. "Clearly, secular Americans are a constituency on the ascent, one that both political and cultural establishments can no long afford to ignore"

My observation is that secular and Christian youth are embracing a future where spirituality and science merge and allows all youth the freedom and wisdom to form a healthy functional society free from the irrational baggage of the past.

09-29-13

I yearn for the innocence of youth. It was all so simple then. I knew what my family, church, and teachers taught me. Now, I have lived my life and experienced the rapture of life and the tragic consequences of societies trapped in dysfunctional nations that fail to provide a quality of life for low to middle class citizens. Our social, government, and spiritual leaders appear to be satisfied that approximately 99 percent of the nations wealth should be owned by the nations upper class. The evolution of the human species from primitive man to the twenty first century has set the stage for the integration of all races, religions, functional nations, and ultimately a union of united world nations that meets the expectations of all world citizens. All nations working together, have the human and natural resources, necessary to reach these goals. There are responsible citizens, societies, and leaders of many nations dedicated and striving to reach these goals. 

09-30-13

Extreme income inequality-is rarely discussed by low income citizens. They understand that the wealthy upper class own 99 percent and are planning to own more. That's why the lower class retirement age is expected to reach 70 and maybe more. For a time faulty corporations were a ward of the federal government even as they paid huge bonuses to top executives. Now, people in the media, congress, and the White House say critical things that hurt corporate feelings. They want adulation, appreciation, and respect for their services. They want the public to know they are our big brothers and caretakers.

09-31-13

The last government shutdown was 17 years ago. Since then neither party has been willing to chance a shutdown to achieve legislative goals it couldn't win through negotiation. Today, the House plans to shut down the government if they cannot stop or kill the existing health care program. A government shutdown will not inconvenience the people that possess ninety-nine percent of the nations wealth. It may be critical to the people that have one percent of the nations wealth. A government shutdown is serious. Even more serious is the fact that Congress fails to address existing and future challenges effectively. However, even more serious is the fact that a majority of the electorate cannot place in office enough leaders having the integrity required to govern a Christian nation that professes to believe in constitutional law. The United States Constitution states the following priorities:

First Priority: All citizens respect and follow the Constitution. When necessary make changes in accordance with the Amendment and Ratification Process. Second Priority: All citizens must have knowledge of their Constitution and their responsibilities. To be effective advanced training and certification must be mandatory. Especially, youth. It may be to late for adults that have never been introduced to the Constitution. Third Priority: One Hundred Senators must advise their states and partisan political parties they will cast their votes in accordance with their Constitution responsibilities. The Senate was designed to have power over the House of Representatives and be the guardian of the nation should the congress attempt to appease misguided citizens. Forth, All Congressional representatives must advise their states and partisan political parties they will cast all future votes based on compliance to the Constitution, states needs and the common welfare of the nation. All state electorates must understand that their elected leaders are responsible and accountable for compliance to the Constitution first, the preservation and welfare of the state second, and continuing enlightenment of the electorate third.

10-02-13

Following the signing and ratification of the Constitution- United States elected leaders came to realize that most citizens aren't prepared or interested in participating in the governing process. As centuries passed and governing grew increasingly complex, fewer and fewer citizens had little chance of understanding and participating in managing government processes. Citizens are engaged in making a living and raising children. In the beginning legislators met face to face and debated issues until urgency forced them to agree, act, and implement a solution. Depending on the issue each would take a conservative position on one issue and then argue a liberal position on the next issue. This was typical for the Founding Fathers. Today, getting  re-elected is the primary goal. Forming partisan political parties and identifying them as liberal and conservative provided a safe haven. The next step was to convince the electorate that being liberal is bad and being conservative is good for the nation. Only the naive public would believe that the views of each citizen or elected leader was either all liberal or all conservative. 

10-03-13

Occasionally, politics or religion issues come up while discussing family relationships, society issues, or business affairs. Constructive civil discussion of government and religious issues can benefit and help all participants to understand one another's views. Understanding and accommodation may occur. If not, I find it best to cease discussion and change the subject. The formation of democratic (liberal) and republican (conservative) parties empowered each political party to control when and how, with rare exceptions, how each congressman and senator must vote on all proposed legislation. Control of government leaders passed from citizens to partisan political parties. As the differences between opposing political parties grew, each party chose to meet separately, at different times and locations, to define party structure, policies, and necessary strategy to defeat the opposing party. This growing divide between partisan political parties, extreme republicans and democrats, and between citizens and their elected national leaders projects the image of an irrational Christian nation, governed by a constitutional republic form of government, becoming dysfunctional and posing a threat to the economy and future of all nations. Instead of setting an example of how a responsible Christian nation should govern itself we are destroying world nations hope and expectation for world peace and living together as brothers and sisters. All nations

10-04-13

Where do citizens find hope- now that United States leaders tell us they are so politically divided they can no longer effectively manage the affairs of the most powerful economic and military nation known to mankind. Leaders say a fiscal meltdown is imminent. Devastating social and economic impact will follow. A Christian United States, governed by Christian leaders, built on a rock hard foundation known as the Constitution, many say divinely inspired, shouldn'be allowed to fail. What went wrong(?). Is the fall of past civilizations about to be repeated(?). The answer will require more thought.

10-05-13

The answer to yesterday's questions lies in establishing the weakest links in the chain that binds a functional nation seeking to launch a constitutional republic form of government that develops and implements checks and balances that protect the government from the people and the people from the government. In the following days I will attempt to identify where the weakest links exist and why.

First Link: Electorate

Second Link: legislative Branch

House of Representatives

Senate

Third Link: The Executive Branch

Forth Link: Judicial Branch

10-06-13

Media is counting down the days to the nations default on its debts. There is consensus that default has tragic consequences for United States citizens and world nations. Political gridlock between partisan political parties is driven by an electorate incapable of organizing or presenting a coherent vision for government leaders to follow. The existing electorate is not qualified to lead and refuses to follow or get out of the way. Continuing down this path guarantees tragic consequences.

10-07-13

Now, national surveys show that government leader approval rates have dropped from 10-20 percent to 10 percent. The Congress has shut down the federal government until the debt ceiling is raised so we can pay the nations debts. Failure to raise the debt ceiling has tragic consequences, with no resolution  in sight. It's even worse than it looks. Electorate extremist drove congressional representatives to shut down the government. Neither government leaders nor the electorate have a solution to offer. The United States, once a beacon of light to all nations, faces critical human and environmental challenges that require an informed and enlightened electorate.

10-08-13

Good news today, I understand my youngest granddaughter will be coming home from the Hudson river valley next month. She is blessed with youth, beauty, and an adventurous soul. She also has a warm and sweet heart that make her a favorite of all who knows her. Also, Fall is great in southern Utah and we look forward to spending Thanksgiving with all our family. Life, even with all its struggles, is good and joyful.

10-09-13

How did a Christian nation, led by Christian leaders, become fiscally  disgraced, dysfunctional, and politically divided living outside basic principles. Even as government leaders approval rating reach new low, science is breaking all boundaries in the search for how the universe evolved from an energy field:

The "God Particle"

Today, the Associated Press announced that the Nobel Prize was given to two physicists for showing how matter formed in the universe. The theory, 1960s, was hinged on the existence of a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson--or the "God particle."   They proposed the existence of an invisible field that sprawls through space like a net. The building blocks of matter acquired mass when this field trapped them. As the universe cooled, they formed atoms that eventually became matter and acquired mass. As the universe cooled they formed atoms that eventually became stars and planets. Last year scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced  that they had finally found a Higgs boson using the $10 billion particle collider built in a 17 mile tunnel under the Swiss-French border. 

We must take satisfaction in the rapture of living and experiencing this wondrous planet even as we desecrate the environment, refute the Constitution, and ignore basic principles. Evolution evolved us and will continue without us.

10-10-13

Our family moved from Texas to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1971. We arrived with about ninety other families, due to a corporate expansion. We instantly loved Utah and all the surrounding states. There are no buts. Normally, Utah citizens are generally friendly, generous, welcoming and helpful. However, beware of discussing religion, politics, and critical government issues that require resolution. This is true of all states. Common sense does not prevail. Critical national and international challenges such as air quality, weapons of mass destruction, addiction-genacide-starvation, and slavery are on the rise. Competent national and world leaders struggle to convince fractuous masses that only by working together can we advance the common welfare of world citizens. Success is dependent on nations using constitutional republic forms of government built on increasing enlightenment, checks and balances that protect the people from government and the government from the people, and setting behavior boundaries. Setting priorities requires using human and natural resources to resolve the most threatening challenges first. 

10-11-13

I find it difficult to understand what motivates my generation. My generation was raised to believe in God, the Constitution and principles, the importance of family and neighbors, honesty, and patriatism. Today, God has been replaced with meaningless platitudes. The Constitution and principles are shredded. Families and neighbors shrink from discussion of politics and religion. Patriotism and conflict is left to our young warriors. Government leaders are despised by the electorate and the electorate is despised by government leaders. It's time for humans to face their origin, history, and purpose for being. The answer might lead to putting aside issues that divide this nation and allow a more realistic future.

10-12-13

It's a fact, the United States is politically divided and dysfunctional. Every poll and survey verifies this fact. This fact forces identifying, resolving, updating, amending and ratifying a twenty first century Constitution that the electorate and elected leaders can agree on. The following challenges stand in the way: 

10-13-13

This Website has existed for years. It's value is unknown. I ask myself the following questions: Does it serve a purpose, benefit anyone, enlighten anyone, or should it be terminated(?). These questions go unanswered-perhaps later. For sure, expressing oneself by writing requires skills that include grammar, ideas that provoke interest, inspire action, and bring enlightenment to serves the common welfare. I plead guilty to lacking all these skills. I Pledge to do my best.

The role of the electorate and government leaders is to lead youth by being examples of what a Constitution, Christians say divinely inspired, and inherent principles stand for. Today, both proclaim the nation is divided by hatred, dysfunctional, and fiscally shamed. It is apparent that the Constitution and the Bible are documents all want to read and follow- and never have. A national trust has been broken and may be beyond repair. A new generation of youth must be funded and expedited to provide functional and effective leadership.

10-14-13

World nations know a dysfunctional United States threatens their near and long term future. China suggests that world nations would be wise to cease their dependence on a nation trapped in a divisive political web they cannot bridge. This crisis has serious consequences for all nations. A dysfunctional and fiscally challenged United States Congress and electorate is a critical blow to the hopes of future of all. 

10-15-13

Nations really do stand at crossroads, and I think this fall of 2013 is such a time for the United States. We live in a new world now and the clash of two partisan political parties are destroying our economy, environment, and endangering out fiscal stability. This dysfunctional condition leaves us adrift and unable to address critical near and long term environmental and social challenges. We citizens are bound together in ways we have yet to understand. We must remember that the United States still has the opportunity to be that beacon of light that gives other nations hope for a better future. A nation that excells in defining the macro and micro mysteries of science, art, and exploration of universes can surely use enlightenment to become responsible for uplifting the human species to governing itself responsibly. 

10-16-13

The United States Constitution transcends the dark side of human nature and all Gods and demons. The ideals defined by the Constitution transcends the human species current level of enlightenment. Given time evolution may advance the current level of enlightenment and allow meeting Constitution responsibilities. Time is limited to the life of the Sun. 

10-17-13

Thought for the day: Must be expanded as challenges and priorities and time time permits.

For humans the highest priority is a planet that allows and supports life. Our planet surpasses this goal. The dilemma is that secular and Christian humans differences and behavior exceeds normal animal boundaries. Human irresponsible behavior destroys the environment, life forms, and fails to prevent the continuance starving and degradation of world children, at all levels of society.  Secular humans choose to believe in evolution while Christians believe and profess they were the creation of a compassionate God. Both can't be right. Secular citizens have no valid excuse for their behavior. Christians claim God created bad behavior to test those he created. Neither justifies the harm to the environment and all life. Hopefully, Enlightenment will come soon. 

10-18-13

I started Chapter One- Enlightenment without fully understanding it's meaning and importance. Since then I realize that Enlightenment is the only key that can open the door to the welfare of the human specie on planet Earth. The State of the World demonstrates that true Enlightenment exists far out in the future. We have yet to demonstrate that the human family build can build a bridge to Enlightenment. We can try.  The following article was submitted to the St.

11-14-13
Thought for the day. My secular and Christian world family and friends have differing views of the origin of the universe, planet earth, and the life specie defined as Homosapient. These differing views drive the dysfunctional State of the World. A functional State of the World requires world citizens and nations working together as a team toward a global civilization dedicated to the common welfare. This requires minimizing addictive differences between cultures, races, and religious beliefs that drive tension, anxiety, and conflicts that drive chaos. Success, if the dark side of human nature permits, is dependent on world citizens reaching a higher level of enlightenment and dedication.
Still dwelling on the following issues: First, differences in pursuit of universal evolution versus faith in God's creation of human life, biblical text, as well as doctrine and rituals. Second, the origin of the dark side of human nature as compared to all other animal species.
11-15-13
Daily activity continues to be erratic. Yesterday I retired to bed about 5 PM and woke at 11:30 PM. Stayed up till 1 AM this morning and returned to bed. Woke up at 3:30 AM and returned to bed at 5 AM and woke up at 7 PM. Walked at Fair Grounds for one hour.
Subject for the day. The life Enlightenment Curve has no known micro or macro boundaries. All that we know is shown in the scope of animal imagination and enlightenment. The human specie imagination and enlightenment is the primary subject. 
11-19-13
Any healthy human continually focused on elevating human specie imagination and enlightenment may soon find itself teetering on the narrow edge of a razor. Falling brings madness , genius, or both. Both must be avoided. Not falling offers humanity a path to escape the dark side of human nature and continue to evolve.
11-20-13
I started the day recognizing that the human specie is the product of the evolution of life on planet earth. I have no knowledge of life on all other planets and universes. The history of all species, including animals, show them to be normal in comparison to the abnormal behavior of humans. The destructive nature of humans is demonstrated by our abuse of one another, our environment, and our creation of Gods and Demons to justify the dark side of our nature. Our ultimate depravity is our abandonment of responsibility for nurturing and providing for the welfare of our youth.
11-27-13
Must start editing this Website even though I seriously doubt any benefit it may have to world societies. Love them all and the exhilarating environment we all share. The evolution of the brain continues to empower the human specie to pursue new frontiers not yet recognized. Future generations may view our generation in the same manner that we view our primitive ancestors. We must strive to distance ourselves from the dark side of our human nature. As generations come and go the destructive differences that divide cultures, races, and religions are slowly fading away. A new day is dawning and enlightenment is ascending. Chapter One, Enlightenment, may define the twenty first century and the future of all mankind. 
12-04-13
Updated this subject 01-02-14
The State of the United States and the World is a function of humankind enlightenment and dedication to principles that support the preservation of an environment that sustains life for all inhabitants. Success is dependent on recognizing and resolving human and environmental challenges that threaten the existence of humankind. Quality life for humankind requires freedom, prosperity, and peace. These require enlightenment, independence, and justice. Achieving these goals requires advanced enlightenment. United States citizens continue to reject critical Constitution requirements, principles, and accountability--in order--to pursue a path of self-gratification, shame, and betrayal of self-imposed expectations. The natural evolution of human life threatens all life. Human behavior extremes-- at all levels of society--are both positive--negative--and a threat to the preservation of all life. The loss of all life is no threat to universe(s).  
The preservation of all life requires humankind to be accountable for the behavior of all cultures,  races, and societies that make up the nations of the world. United States Founding Fathers creation of the Constitution and it's ratification by the thirteen colonies positioned the United States to become a symbol of how the people of all nations can achieve freedom, prosperity, and peace on earth. 
12-13-13
Is life real or imagined? Are dreams real or imagined? Do dreams within dreams exist? These are troublesome questions that puzzle physicists and confuse humankind. Which path does one pursue? A choice has serious consequences. Ordinary animals don't ask these questions. They live their lives naturally in harmony with nature. Humankind spend their lives  in pursuit of Gods and science. 
12-29-13
I will end the year just like I began it, in search of what drives the human race. I will start the new year by continuing the search for a path that allows a natural quality of life for all humankind. We must find a way to use reason, imagination, and energy to motivate reasonable behavior. We must move toward the light and away from the dark side. We have the knowledge, natural resources, but lack the will and accountability to use them. 

 

02-09-13- It's been a year without an entry. Now that my back went out and I have Parkinsens Disease I'll make better use of my time. Life is still great. We live in a magical place and I love it all. My family is a fascinating combination of characters. I love them all. From beginning to now my life has evolved beyond my imagination. Life in this world never ceases to amaze me. My wife has amazed me the most. She's still amazing me. Lately I have more down time and I use it to enjoy music, painting, and exploring what makes this world go around. This Website should clarify how little I have progressed. There are many brilliant people and associations trying to get all nations on track to a better future. There are to few. Perhaps the enlightenment of future generations will manage better. I guess I won't find out. 

05-24-13-I find it fascinating that humans excel in breaking science, music, art, and dance boundaries with apparent ease. The micro and macro mysteries of creation and propagation are being revealed on a daily basis. We travel about the planet and the universe with increasing ease. All other animals behave naturally and in harmony with their environment. Not so humans. There are no boundaries for human behavior. Human society expresses pride in constitutional law, universal principles, and morality, yet fails to hold one another accountable.

06-06-13-World challenges keep coming. The United States is no exception. The illusions of youth are replaced by increasing facts that show the concept of enduring human acceptable behavior is false. Innate positive senses of non-human species, attuned to their environment, creates normal fixed boundaries that prevent unacceptable behavior. Not true for humans gifted with senses that recognize their mortality and the gifts or reason, imagination, and creativity.

06-30-13-Today, I turn to the concept that human lives are guided by their ability and willingness to fulfill their expectations. Prior to the development of  thirteen colonies in North America immigrants had little acquaintance with freedom, prosperity, and peace. Alone on a new continent immigrants quickly realized their future depended on providing for themselves. This independence drove thirteen colonies to adopt and fight for a constitutional republic form of government, that if followed, guaranteed citizen freedom, prosperity, and peace. This Constitution was and is the greatest human rights advancement ever experienced. A fledgling Christian United States has struggled for centuries to meet Constitution and Christian expectations. These expectations required a commitment secular and Christian citizens refuse to deliver. Since the origin of humans generations have gained enlightenment over the passage of time. Human enlightenment has led to a civilization that has gifted the world with endless beauty in all forms of science, art, and spirituality. Today, enlightenment continues to advance. The current state of the world tells us we need an advanced form of enlightenment to motivate citizens and leaders of all nations to accept constitutional republic forms of governments should expedite enlightenment in every way we can. The challenge is to reach a level of enlightenment that would allow and sustain constitution checks and balances that limit the harm knowingly perpetuated by all levels of society. Today, the United States State of the Union reflects a powerful vast economic and military power that has allowed corrupt partisan political parties, supported by citizens, to divide the nation and weaken the basic foundation of the Constitution and related principles. Next, the following paragraphs will attempt to identify why political and religious leaders, supported by citizens, allowed their nation to become dysfunctional and a threat to the future of all world nations.

07-02-13

Given the State of the Union and the World we can surely agree that enlightenment occurs when we are independent and free to actively use reason, imagination, and observation to gain insight, experience, and accountibility for our behavior. The Constitution grants this right and holds citizens acountable for enforcing it. Today, we know this capability is lacking in our leaders and citizens. Our national leaders and citizens recognize and acknowledge this fact. Those national leaders and independent citizens advocating adherence to the checks and balances, principles, and requirements of the Constitution are shunned by citizens that support partisan political parties. Partisan political parties fabricate false information and use all forms of media to rally their base to act witlessly on issues that little or no meaning for the common welfare. Meaningless distractions and low priority issues are used to avoid addressing high priority challenges that are critical to the future of the nation. All eventually come to realize they are caught in the grip of primitive tribal instincts that fear accepting views and lifestyles of another tribes culture, race, and beliefs. Tribal instincts require standing for one's tribe and against competing tribes. Tribes uniting for the common welfare of all are expecting more than the human race is capable of delivering. Perhaps, sometime in the distant future human enlightenment may reach a level that will allow Constitutions that provide for the common welfare. Until then we must make an effort to to achieve a level of enlightenment that allows supporting constitutions with checks and balances and principles dedicated to the common welfare of all citizens.

08-09-13

In the process of becoming a powerful leader one becomes trapped in a web from which there is no escape. Leading a volatile nation composed of various tribes, cultures, and invaribly political and religious institutions one realizes critical differences cannot be reconciled. At that point there is no positive exit strategy. Most leaders of world nations are faced with variations of this dilemma. The United States is no exception. It's a tragic human condition that drives continuous world conflict, chaos, and suffering with no future exit in sight. The bright side is the human capacity for reasoning, imagination, and invention also leads to recognizing the beauty experienced through the environment, arts, science, and the capacity to love and care for one another.

08-10-13

Rapid enlightenment is a side effect of becoming a powerful leader in any field of endeavor that requires managing volatile relationships and subjects such as religion, culture, race, and many other subjects. The subject views held in the beginning may experience radical change as leader knowledge of the subject and management experience evolves. For example, the leaders of religious institutions may have views that no longer relate to the views held by the members. For obvious reasons this disconnect between leaders and congregations soon requires doctrine ritual changes creat tension and may take centuries to be reconciled.

09-06-13

St. George Spectrum reports: "Documents, Volume 1," the eighth published work in the Joseph Smith Papers Project is expected to be in bookstores within the next few weeks.

Climate change:Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J.

09-22-13

It's Sunday and all political networks, political leaders of both partys, and major political advisers are expressing their shock and dismay that government is in gridlock and plans to shut down the government by refusing to approve a scheduled national budget unless the Federal Health Plan is discarded. The impact of this deadlock has critical repercussions that will harm our nation. This crisis tells us our government is broken and cannot be mended as long as partisan political extremist control the reins of government and the power to threaten and shut down all other branches of government and the electorate. Secular and Christian citizens divided and controlled by partisan political parties has created a broken and dysfunctional government. Citizens  long ago started down this path and are not qualified or motivated to manage the nations affairs or to form a global functional constitutional republic like the Founding Fathers recommended.

09-23-13

Monday-a new day. Eighty-two years old and keenly aware that age is reshaping by body and mind. My fascination with this universe(s), planet, and the life on it grows stronger every day. Who could completely understand the source of the infinite energy, always changing form, that evolves all we see, hear, and imagine(?). This life is one glorious adventure. This Website, book if you please, expresses how I see and understand life as it is lived today. 

09-24-13

I design and maintain this Website in order to gain an understanding of the evolution of extremely complex species. The main focus is to understand the origin, purpose, and potential development of the human species. The success of this task is limited by knowledge of grammar, journalistic skills, and the aging process. The complexity of the human mind is beyond description. Predicting human behavior requires beginning with primitive tribal rites and realizing that those tribal instincts still exist in this technological era. Primitive behavior shows itself in massive genacide, nuclear weaponry, chemical weapons, and conflict followed by chaos. There is no limit to human physical and mental self-destruction. Tomorrow, I may see things differently.

09-25-1

Yesterday, I spoke to human capacity for self-destruction. I neglected to mention human capacity for creating beauty beyond belief. This beauty transcends the dark side of human nature. It was innate in the earliest primitive tribes and brightens our life as we struggle to seek a higher quality of life.

09-26-13

Thought for the day: I have been following Robert Kirby, writer for the Salt Lake Tribune-Salt Lake City/Utah, for many years. Mr. Kirby is an advocate for the LDS Church. Mr. Kirby writes candidly about the LDS Church and their doctrine, rituals, and practices. He brings a touch of reality that allows non LDS to realize both have much in common. Not all God's commands are set in stone. All religious institutions slowly, but with certainty, bend as society changes to meet advances in enlightenment and advancing technology. Religious leaders interpretation of what God's demands were in the past are questioned, then amended, or then deleted to insure members do not drift away from the church. As science identifies the micro and macro laws of this universe religious leaders will continue to re-define what God commanded. That's how religious institutions have survived through the centuries.

09-27-13

USA TODAY writer Bob Smietana discusses a survey conducted by researchers from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. They questioned students about their spiritual, political, and moral values ranging from belief in God, worship attendance, climate change, and same-sex marriage. " Most of the students fell into three distinct world views. About a third (32 percent) were religious, a third were spiritual (32 percent), and just under a third (28 percent) were secular. Most of the secular students, and about a third of the spiritual students, were so-called "nones"  --those with no religious identity, researches said. A growing number fall into the "none' category. researchers said the nones show a "remarkable degree of indifference to religion." The online survey of 1,800 students was conducted in April and May.

It would be interesting to know what a similar online secret survey would find if run on adult Christian women and men, Christian leaders, and elected government leaders.

09-28-13

Ron Lindsey, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, said the survey shows that nonbelievers are here to stay. "Clearly, secular Americans are a constituency on the ascent, one that both political and cultural establishments can no long afford to ignore"

My observation is that secular and Christian youth are embracing a future where spirituality and science merge and allows all youth the freedom and wisdom to form a healthy functional society free from the irrational baggage of the past.

09-29-13

I yearn for the innocence of youth. It was all so simple then. I knew what my family, church, and teachers taught me. Now, I have lived my life and experienced the rapture of life and the tragic consequences of societies trapped in dysfunctional nations that fail to provide a quality of life for low to middle class citizens. Our social, government, and spiritual leaders appear to be satisfied that approximately 99 percent of the nations wealth should be owned by the nations upper class. The evolution of the human species from primitive man to the twenty first century has set the stage for the integration of all races, religions, functional nations, and ultimately a union of united world nations that meets the expectations of all world citizens. All nations working together, have the human and natural resources, necessary to reach these goals. There are responsible citizens, societies, and leaders of many nations dedicated and striving to reach these goals. 

09-30-13

Extreme income inequality-is rarely discussed by low income citizens. They understand that the wealthy upper class own 99 percent and are planning to own more. That's why the lower class retirement age is expected to reach 70 and maybe more. For a time faulty corporations were a ward of the federal government even as they paid huge bonuses to top executives. Now, people in the media, congress, and the White House say critical things that hurt corporate feelings. They want adulation, appreciation, and respect for their services. They want the public to know they are our big brothers and caretakers.

09-31-13

The last government shutdown was 17 years ago. Since then neither party has been willing to chance a shutdown to achieve legislative goals it couldn't win through negotiation. Today, the House plans to shut down the government if they cannot stop or kill the existing health care program. A government shutdown will not inconvenience the people that possess ninety-nine percent of the nations wealth. It may be critical to the people that have one percent of the nations wealth. A government shutdown is serious. Even more serious is the fact that Congress fails to address existing and future challenges effectively. However, even more serious is the fact that a majority of the electorate cannot place in office enough leaders having the integrity required to govern a Christian nation that professes to believe in constitutional law. The United States Constitution states the following priorities:

First Priority: All citizens respect and follow the Constitution. When necessary make changes in accordance with the Amendment and Ratification Process. Second Priority: All citizens must have knowledge of their Constitution and their responsibilities. To be effective advanced training and certification must be mandatory. Especially, youth. It may be to late for adults that have never been introduced to the Constitution. Third Priority: One Hundred Senators must advise their states and partisan political parties they will cast their votes in accordance with their Constitution responsibilities. The Senate was designed to have power over the House of Representatives and be the guardian of the nation should the congress attempt to appease misguided citizens. Forth, All Congressional representatives must advise their states and partisan political parties they will cast all future votes based on compliance to the Constitution, states needs and the common welfare of the nation. All state electorates must understand that their elected leaders are responsible and accountable for compliance to the Constitution first, the preservation and welfare of the state second, and continuing enlightenment of the electorate third.

10-02-13

Following the signing and ratification of the Constitution- United States elected leaders came to realize that most citizens aren't prepared or interested in participating in the governing process. As centuries passed and governing grew increasingly complex, fewer and fewer citizens had little chance of understanding and participating in managing government processes. Citizens are engaged in making a living and raising children. In the beginning legislators met face to face and debated issues until urgency forced them to agree, act, and implement a solution. Depending on the issue each would take a conservative position on one issue and then argue a liberal position on the next issue. This was typical for the Founding Fathers. Today, getting  re-elected is the primary goal. Forming partisan political parties and identifying them as liberal and conservative provided a safe haven. The next step was to convince the electorate that being liberal is bad and being conservative is good for the nation. Only the naive public would believe that the views of each citizen or elected leader was either all liberal or all conservative. 

10-03-13

Occasionally, politics or religion issues come up while discussing family relationships, society issues, or business affairs. Constructive civil discussion of government and religious issues can benefit and help all participants to understand one another's views. Understanding and accommodation may occur. If not, I find it best to cease discussion and change the subject. The formation of democratic (liberal) and republican (conservative) parties empowered each political party to control when and how, with rare exceptions, how each congressman and senator must vote on all proposed legislation. Control of government leaders passed from citizens to partisan political parties. As the differences between opposing political parties grew, each party chose to meet separately, at different times and locations, to define party structure, policies, and necessary strategy to defeat the opposing party. This growing divide between partisan political parties, extreme republicans and democrats, and between citizens and their elected national leaders projects the image of an irrational Christian nation, governed by a constitutional republic form of government, becoming dysfunctional and posing a threat to the economy and future of all nations. Instead of setting an example of how a responsible Christian nation should govern itself we are destroying world nations hope and expectation for world peace and living together as brothers and sisters. All nations

10-04-13

Where do citizens find hope- now that United States leaders tell us they are so politically divided they can no longer effectively manage the affairs of the most powerful economic and military nation known to mankind. Leaders say a fiscal meltdown is imminent. Devastating social and economic impact will follow. A Christian United States, governed by Christian leaders, built on a rock hard foundation known as the Constitution, many say divinely inspired, shouldn'be allowed to fail. What went wrong(?). Is the fall of past civilizations about to be repeated(?). The answer will require more thought.

10-05-13

The answer to yesterday's questions lies in establishing the weakest links in the chain that binds a functional nation seeking to launch a constitutional republic form of government that develops and implements checks and balances that protect the government from the people and the people from the government. In the following days I will attempt to identify where the weakest links exist and why.

First Link: Electorate

Second Link: legislative Branch

House of Representatives

Senate

Third Link: The Executive Branch

Forth Link: Judicial Branch

10-06-13

Media is counting down the days to the nations default on its debts. There is consensus that default has tragic consequences for United States citizens and world nations. Political gridlock between partisan political parties is driven by an electorate incapable of organizing or presenting a coherent vision for government leaders to follow. The existing electorate is not qualified to lead and refuses to follow or get out of the way. Continuing down this path guarantees tragic consequences.

10-07-13

Now, national surveys show that government leader approval rates have dropped from 10-20 percent to 10 percent. The Congress has shut down the federal government until the debt ceiling is raised so we can pay the nations debts. Failure to raise the debt ceiling has tragic consequences, with no resolution  in sight. It's even worse than it looks. Electorate extremist drove congressional representatives to shut down the government. Neither government leaders nor the electorate have a solution to offer. The United States, once a beacon of light to all nations, faces critical human and environmental challenges that require an informed and enlightened electorate.

10-08-13

Good news today, I understand my youngest granddaughter will be coming home from the Hudson river valley next month. She is blessed with youth, beauty, and an adventurous soul. She also has a warm and sweet heart that make her a favorite of all who knows her. Also, Fall is great in southern Utah and we look forward to spending Thanksgiving with all our family. Life, even with all its struggles, is good and joyful.

10-09-13

How did a Christian nation, led by Christian leaders, become fiscally  disgraced, dysfunctional, and politically divided living outside basic principles. Even as government leaders approval rating reach new low, science is breaking all boundaries in the search for how the universe evolved from an energy field:

The "God Particle"

Today, the Associated Press announced that the Nobel Prize was given to two physicists for showing how matter formed in the universe. The theory, 1960s, was hinged on the existence of a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson--or the "God particle."   They proposed the existence of an invisible field that sprawls through space like a net. The building blocks of matter acquired mass when this field trapped them. As the universe cooled, they formed atoms that eventually became matter and acquired mass. As the universe cooled they formed atoms that eventually became stars and planets. Last year scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced  that they had finally found a Higgs boson using the $10 billion particle collider built in a 17 mile tunnel under the Swiss-French border. 

We must take satisfaction in the rapture of living and experiencing this wondrous planet even as we desecrate the environment, refute the Constitution, and ignore basic principles. Evolution evolved us and will continue without us.

10-10-13

Our family moved from Texas to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1971. We arrived with about ninety other families, due to a corporate expansion. We instantly loved Utah and all the surrounding states. There are no buts. Normally, Utah citizens are generally friendly, generous, welcoming and helpful. However, beware of discussing religion, politics, and critical government issues that require resolution. This is true of all states. Common sense does not prevail. Critical national and international challenges such as air quality, weapons of mass destruction, addiction-genacide-starvation, and slavery are on the rise. Competent national and world leaders struggle to convince fractuous masses that only by working together can we advance the common welfare of world citizens. Success is dependent on nations using constitutional republic forms of government built on increasing enlightenment, checks and balances that protect the people from government and the government from the people, and setting behavior boundaries. Setting priorities requires using human and natural resources to resolve the most threatening challenges first. 

10-11-13

I find it difficult to understand what motivates my generation. My generation was raised to believe in God, the Constitution and principles, the importance of family and neighbors, honesty, and patriatism. Today, God has been replaced with meaningless platitudes. The Constitution and principles are shredded. Families and neighbors shrink from discussion of politics and religion. Patriotism and conflict is left to our young warriors. Government leaders are despised by the electorate and the electorate is despised by government leaders. It's time for humans to face their origin, history, and purpose for being. The answer might lead to putting aside issues that divide this nation and allow a more realistic future.

10-12-13

It's a fact, the United States is politically divided and dysfunctional. Every poll and survey verifies this fact. This fact forces identifying, resolving, updating, amending and ratifying a twenty first century Constitution that the electorate and elected leaders can agree on. The following challenges stand in the way: 

10-13-13

This Website has existed for years. It's value is unknown. I ask myself the following questions: Does it serve a purpose, benefit anyone, enlighten anyone, or should it be terminated(?). These questions go unanswered-perhaps later. For sure, expressing oneself by writing requires skills that include grammar, ideas that provoke interest, inspire action, and bring enlightenment to serves the common welfare. I plead guilty to lacking all these skills. I Pledge to do my best.

The role of the electorate and government leaders is to lead youth by being examples of what a Constitution, Christians say divinely inspired, and inherent principles stand for. Today, both proclaim the nation is divided by hatred, dysfunctional, and fiscally shamed. It is apparent that the Constitution and the Bible are documents all want to read and follow- and never have. A national trust has been broken and may be beyond repair. A new generation of youth must be funded and expedited to provide functional and effective leadership.

10-14-13

World nations know a dysfunctional United States threatens their near and long term future. China suggests that world nations would be wise to cease their dependence on a nation trapped in a divisive political web they cannot bridge. This crisis has serious consequences for all nations. A dysfunctional and fiscally challenged United States Congress and electorate is a critical blow to the hopes of future of all. 

10-15-13

Nations really do stand at crossroads, and I think this fall of 2013 is such a time for the United States. We live in a new world now and the clash of two partisan political parties are destroying our economy, environment, and endangering out fiscal stability. This dysfunctional condition leaves us adrift and unable to address critical near and long term environmental and social challenges. We citizens are bound together in ways we have yet to understand. We must remember that the United States still has the opportunity to be that beacon of light that gives other nations hope for a better future. A nation that excells in defining the macro and micro mysteries of science, art, and exploration of universes can surely use enlightenment to become responsible for uplifting the human species to governing itself responsibly. 

10-16-13

The United States Constitution transcends the dark side of human nature and all Gods and demons. The ideals defined by the Constitution transcends the human species current level of enlightenment. Given time evolution may advance the current level of enlightenment and allow meeting Constitution responsibilities. Time is limited to the life of the Sun. 

10-17-13

Thought for the day: Must be expanded as challenges and priorities and time time permits.

For humans the highest priority is a planet that allows and supports life. Our planet surpasses this goal. The dilemma is that secular and Christian humans differences and behavior exceeds normal animal boundaries. Human irresponsible behavior destroys the environment, life forms, and fails to prevent the continuance starving and degradation of world children, at all levels of society.  Secular humans choose to believe in evolution while Christians believe and profess they were the creation of a compassionate God. Both can't be right. Secular citizens have no valid excuse for their behavior. Christians claim God created bad behavior to test those he created. Neither justifies the harm to the environment and all life. Hopefully, Enlightenment will come soon. 

10-18-13

I started Chapter One- Enlightenment without fully understanding it's meaning and importance. Since then I realize that Enlightenment is the only key that can open the door to the welfare of the human specie on planet Earth. The State of the World demonstrates that true Enlightenment exists far out in the future. We have yet to demonstrate that the human family build can build a bridge to Enlightenment. We can try. 

Following the signing and ratification of the Constitution, elected leaders realized that citizens were't qualified, or interested, in participating in the governing process. Governing grew increasingly complex. The formation of political parties empowered each to use intimidation to control when and how, with rare exceptions, each congressman and senator would vote. Power and control of government passed from citizens and their elected leaders to partisan political parties. Partisan politics drove each party to avoid contact and meet separately, at different times and locations, to define the strategy required to empower themselves. This divide between partisan political parties drives political splits at all levels of society: First, splits began within families, counties, and states. Second, splits between political parties. Third, splits within each political party, Forth, splits between and within religious institutions.


World nations, dependent on a functional and responsible United States, are stunned and fearful as they watch the most powerful nation in the world becoming divided, dysfunctional, and fiscally challenged. The United States struggles to govern itself and remain relevant as a world leader capable of leading all nations to face global social and environmental challenges.

Wanting humans working together for the common welfare may be expecting more than the human specie is capable of delivering. Perhaps, sometime in the distant future human enlightenment may reach a level that will allow the Bible, Constitution, and Federalist Papers to serve the common welfare. Until then we must make an effort to achieve a level of enlightenment and commitment that allows support for constitutions, checks and balances, and principles dedicated to the common welfare of all citizens.
Comment: The above was expanded in Chapter Two-Meeting Expectations/now I must do that.
11-13-13
The reality of one's physical and mental state is difficult to know. Age plus dyslexia and Parkinson's disease presents so many interrelated symptoms that make it difficult for oneself, family, and friends to understand. The mind focuses on what makes life sustainable and productive for all concerned. 
11-14-13
Thought for the day. My secular and Christian world family and friends have differing views of the origin of the universe, planet earth, and the life specie defined as Homosapient. These differing views drive the dysfunctional State of the World. A functional State of the World requires world citizens and nations working together as a team toward a global civilization dedicated to the common welfare. This requires minimizing addictive differences between cultures, races, and religious beliefs that drive tension, anxiety, and conflicts that drive chaos. Success, if the dark side of human nature permits, is dependent on world citizens reaching a higher level of enlightenment and dedication.
Still dwelling on the following issues: First, differences in pursuit of universal evolution versus faith in God's creation of human life, biblical text, as well as doctrine and rituals. Second, the origin of the dark side of human nature as compared to all other animal species.
11-15-13
Daily activity continues to be erratic. Yesterday I retired to bed about 5 PM and woke at 11:30 PM. Stayed up till 1 AM this morning and returned to bed. Woke up at 3:30 AM and returned to bed at 5 AM and woke up at 7 PM. Walked at Fair Grounds for one hour.
Subject for the day. The life Enlightenment Curve has no known micro or macro boundaries. All that we know is shown in the scope of animal imagination and enlightenment. The human specie imagination and enlightenment is the primary subject. 
11-19-13
Any healthy human continually focused on elevating human specie imagination and enlightenment may soon find itself teetering on the narrow edge of a razor. Falling brings madness , genius, or both. Both must be avoided. Not falling offers humanity a path to escape the dark side of human nature and continue to evolve.
11-20-13
I started the day recognizing that the human specie is the product of the evolution of life on planet earth. I have no knowledge of life on all other planets and universes. The history of all species, including animals, show them to be normal in comparison to the abnormal behavior of humans. The destructive nature of humans is demonstrated by our abuse of one another, our environment, and our creation of Gods and Demons to justify the dark side of our nature. Our ultimate depravity is our abandonment of responsibility for nurturing and providing for the welfare of our youth.
11-27-13
Must start editing this Website even though I seriously doubt any benefit it may have to world societies. Love them all and the exhilarating environment we all share. The evolution of the brain continues to empower the human specie to pursue new frontiers not yet recognized. Future generations may view our generation in the same manner that we view our primitive ancestors. We must strive to distance ourselves from the dark side of our human nature. As generations come and go the destructive differences that divide cultures, races, and religions are slowly fading away. A new day is dawning and enlightenment is ascending. Chapter One, Enlightenment, may define the twenty first century and the future of all mankind. 
12-09-13- It's been a year without an entry. Now that my back went out and I have Parkinsons Disease I'll make better use of my time. Life is still great. We live in a magical place and I love it all. My family is a fascinating combination of characters. I love them all. From beginning to now my life has evolved beyond my imagination. Life in this world never ceases to amaze me. My wife has amazed me the most. She's still amazing me. Lately I have more down time and I use it to enjoy music, painting, and exploring what makes this world go around. This Website should clarify how little I have progressed. There are many brilliant people and associations trying to get all nations on track to a better future. There are to few. Perhaps the enlightenment of future generations will manage better. I guess I won't find out. 

05-24-13-I find it fascinating that humans excel in breaking science, music, art, and dance boundaries with apparent ease. The micro and macro mysteries of creation and propagation are being revealed on a daily basis. We travel about the planet and the universe with increasing ease. All other animals behave naturally and in harmony with their environment. Not so humans. There are no boundaries for human behavior. Human society expresses pride in constitutional law, universal principles, and morality, yet fails to hold one another accountable.

06-06-13-World challenges keep coming. The United States is no exception. The illusions of youth are replaced by increasing facts that show the concept of enduring human acceptable behavior is false. Innate positive senses of non-human species, attuned to their environment, creates normal fixed boundaries that prevent unacceptable behavior. Not true for humans gifted with senses that recognize their mortality and the gifts or reason, imagination, and creativity.

06-30-13-Today, I turn to the concept that human lives are guided by their ability and willingness to fulfill their expections. Prior to the development of  thirteen colonies in North America imigrants had little acquaintance with freedom, prosperity, and peace. Alone on a new continent imigrants quickly realized their future depended on providing for themselves. This independence drove thirteen colonies to adopt and fight for a constitutional republic form of government, that if followed, guaranteed citizen freedom, prosperity, and peace. This Constitution was and is the greatest human rights advancement ever experienced. A fledgling Christian United States has struggled for centuries to meet Constitution and Christian expectations. These expectations required a commitment secular and Christian citizens refuse to deliver. Since the origin of humans generations have gained enlightenment over the passage of time. Human enlightenment has led to a civilization that has gifted the world with endless beauty in all forms of science, art, and spirituality. Today, enlightenment continues to advance. The current state of the world tells us we need an advanced form of enlightenment to motivate citizens and leaders of all nations to accept constitutional republic forms of governmentshould expedite enlightenment in everyway we can. The challenge is to reach a level of enlightenment that would allow and sustain constitution checks and balances that limit the harm knowingly perpetuated by all levels of society. Today, the United States State of the Union reflects a powerful vast economic and military power that has allowed corrupt partisan political parties, supported by citizens, to divide the nation and weaken the basic foundation of the Constitution and related principles. Next, the following paragraphs will attempt to identify why political and religious leaders, supported by citizens, allowed their nation to become dysfunctional and a threat to the future of all world nations.

07-02-13

Given the State of the Union and the World we can surely agree that enlightenment occurs when we are independent and free to actively use reason, imagination, and observation to gain insight, experience, and accountibility for our behavior. The Constitution grants this right and holds citizens accountable for enforcing it. Today, we know this capability is lacking in our leaders and citizens. Our national leaders and citizens recognize and acknowledge this fact. Those national leaders and independent citizens advocating adherence to the checks and balances, principles, and requirements of the Constitution are shunned by citizens that support partisan political parties. Partisan political parties fabricate false information and use all forms of media to rally their base to act witlessly on issues that little or no meaning for the common welfare. Meaningless distractions and low priority issues are used to avoid addressing high priority challenges that are critical to the future of the nation. All eventually come to realize they are caught in the grip of primitive tribal instincts that fear accepting views and lifestyles of another tribes culture, race, and beliefs. Tribal instincts require standing for one's tribe and against competing tribes. Tribes uniting for the common welfare of all are expecting more than the human race is capable of delivering. Perhaps, sometime in the distant future human enlightenment may reach a level that will allow Constitutions that provide for the common welfare. Until then we must make an effort to to achieve a level of enlightenment that allows supporting constitutions with checks and balances and principles dedicated to the common welfare of all citizens.

08-09-13

In the process of becoming a powerful leader one becomes trapped in a web from which there is no escape. Leading a volatile nation composed of various tribes, cultures, and invaribly political and religious institutions one realizes critical differences cannot be reconciled. At that point there is no positive exit strategy. Most leaders of world nations are faced with variations of this dilemma. The United States is no exception. It's a tragic human condition that drives continous world conflict, chaos, and suffering with no future exit in sight. The bright side is the human capacity for reasoning, imagination, and invention also leads to recognizing the beauty experienced through the environment, arts, science, and the capacity to love and care for one another.

08-10-13

Rapid enlightenment is a side effect of becoming a powerful leader in any field of endeavor that requires managing volatile relationships and subjects such as religion, culture, race, and many other subjects. The subject views held in the beginning may experience radical change as leader knowledge of the subject and management experience evolves. For example, the leaders of religious institutions may have views that no longer relate to the views held by the members. For obvious reasons this disconnect between leaders and congregations soon requires doctrine ritual changes creat tension and may take centuries to be reconciled.

09-06-13

St. George Spectrum reports: "Documents, Volume 1," the eighth published work in the Joseph Smith Papers Project is expected to be in bookstdores within the next few weeks.

Climate change:Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J.

09-22-13

It's Sunday and all political networks, political leaders of both partys, and major political advisers are expressing their shock and dismay that government is in gridlock and plans to shut down the government by refusing to approve a scheduled national budget unless the Federal Health Plan is discarded. The impact of this deadlock has critical repercussions that will harm our nation. This crisis tells us our government is broken and cannot be mended as long as partisan political extremist control the reins of government and the power to threaten and shut down all other branches of government and the electorate. Secular and Christian citizens divided and controlled by partisan political parties has created a broken and dysfunctional government. Citizens  long ago started down this path and are not qualified or motivated to manage the nations affairs or to form a global functional constitutional republic like the Founding Fathers recommended.

09-23-13

Monday-a new day. Eighty-two years old and keenly aware that age is reshaping by body and mind. My fascination with this universe(s), planet, and the life on it grows stronger every day. Who could completely understand the source of the infinite energy, always changing form, that evolves all we see, hear, and imagine(?). This life is one glorious adventure. This Website, book if you please, expresses how I see and understand life as it is lived today. 

09-24-13

I design and maintain this Website in order to gain an understanding of the evolution of extremely complex species. The main focus is to understand the origin, purpose, and potential development of the human species. The success of this task is limited by knowledge of grammer, journalistic skills, and the aging process. The complexity of the human mind is beyond discription. Predicting human behavior requires beginning with primitive tribal rites and realizing that those tribal instincts still exist in this technological era. Primitive behavior shows itself in massive genacide, nuclear weaponry, chemical weapons, and conflict followed by chaos. There is no limit to human physical and mental self-distruction. Tomorrow, I may see things differently.

09-25-13

Yesterday, I spoke to human capacity for self-destruction. I neglected to mention human capacity for creating beauty beyond belief. This beauty transcends the dark side of human nature. It was innate in the earliest primitive tribes and brightens our life as we struggle to seek a higher quality of life.

09-26-13

Thought for the day: I have been following Robert Kirby, writer for the Salt Lake Tribune-Salt Lake City/Utah, for many years. Mr. Kirby is an advocate for the LDS Church. Mr. Kirby writes candidly about the LDS Church and their doctrine, rituals, and practices. He brings a touch of reality that allows non LDS to realize both have much in common. Not all God's comands are set in stone. All religious institutions slowly, but with certainty, bend as society changes to meet advances in enlightenment and advancing technology. Religious leaders interpretation of what God's demands were in the past are questioned, then amended, or then deleted to insure members do not drift away from the church. As science identifies the micro and macro laws of this universe religious leaders will continue to re-define what God commanded. That's how religious institutions have survived through the centuries.

09-27-13

USA TODAY writer Bob Smietana discusses a survey conducted by researchers from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. They questioned students about their spiritual, political, and moral values ranging from belief in God, worship attendance, climate change, and same-sex marriage. " Most of the students fell into three distinct world views. About a third (32 percent) were religious, a third were spiritual (32 percent), and just under a third (28 percent) were secular. Most of the secular students, and about a third of the spiritual students, were so-called "nones"  --those with no religious identity, researches said. A growing number fall into the "none' category. researchers said the nones show a "remarkable degree of indifference to religion." The online survey of 1,800 students was conducted in April and May.

It would be interesting to know what a similar online secret survey would find if run on adult Christian women and men, Christian leaders, and elected government leaders.

09-28-13

Ron Lindsey, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry, said the survey shows that nonbelievers are here to stay. "Clearly, secular Americans are a constituency on the ascent, one that both political and cultural establishments can no long afford to ignore"

My observation is that secular and Christian youth are embracing a future where spirituality and science merge and allows all youth the freedom and wisdom to form a healthy functional society free from the irrational baggage of the past.

09-29-13

I yearn for the innocence of youth. It was all so simple then. I knew what my family, church, and teachers taught me. Now, I have lived my life and experienced the rapture of life, the fraility of human nature, and the tragic consequences of societies trappped in dysfunctional nations that fail to provide a quality of life for low to middle class citizens. Our social, government, and spiritual leaders appear to be satisfied that aproximately 99 percent of the nations wealth should be owned by the nations upper class. The evolution of the human species from primitive man to the twenty first century has set the stage for the integration of all races, religions, functional nations, and ultimately a union of united world nations that meets the expectations of all world citizens. All nations working together, have the human and natural resources, necessary to reach these goals. There are responsible citizens, societies, and leaders of many nations dedicated and striving to reach these goals. 

09-30-13

Extreme income inequality-is rarely discussed by low income citizens. They understand that the wealthy upper class own 99 percent and are planning to own more. That's why the lower class retirement age is expected to reach 70 and maybe more. For a time faulty corporations were a ward of the federal government even as they paid huge bonuses to top executives. Now, people in the media, congress, and the White House say critical things that hurt corporate feelings. They want adulation, appreciation, and respect for their services. They want the public to know they are our big brothers and caretakers.

09-31-13

The last government shutdown was 17 years ago. Since then neither party has been willing to chance a shutdown to achieve legislative goals it couldn't win through negotiation. Today, the House plans to shut down the government if they cannot stop or kill the existing health care program. A government shutdown will not inconvenience the people that possess ninety-nine percent of the nations wealth. It may be critical to the people that have one percent of the nations wealth. A government shutdown is serious. Even more serious is the fact that Congress fails to address existing and future challenges effectively. However, even more serious is the fact that a majority of the electorate cannot place in office enough leaders having the integrity required to govern a Christian nation that professes to believe in constitutional law. The United States Constitution states the following priorities:

First Priority: All citizens respect and follow the Constitution. When necessary make changes in accordance with the Amendment and Radification Process. Second Priority: All citizens must be knowledgible of their Constitution and their responsibilities. To be effective advanced training and certification must be mandatory. Especially, youth. It may be to late for adults that have never been introduced to the Constitution. Third Priority: One Hundred Senators must advise their states and partisan political parties they will cast their votes in accordance with their Constitution responsibilities. The Senate was designed to have power over the House of Representatives and be the guardian of the nation should the congress attempt to appease misguided citizens. Forth, All Congressional representatives must advise their states and partisan political parties they will cast all future votes based on compliance to the Constitution, states needs and the common welfare of the nation. All state electorates must understand that their elected leaders are responsible and accountable for compliance to the Constitution first, the preservation and welfare of the state second, and continuing enlightenment of the electorate third.

10-02-13

Following the signing and radification of the Constitution- United States elected leaders came to realize that most citizens aren't prepared or interested in participating in the governing process. As centuries passed and governing grew increasingly complex, fewer and fewer citizens had little chance of understanding and participating in managing government processes. Citizens are emgaged in making a living and raising children. In the beginning ledgislators met face to face, debated, argued, and rasseled with issues until urgency forced them to agree, act, and implement a solution. Depending on the issue each would take a conservative position on one issue and then argue a liberal position on the next issue. This was typical for the Founding Fathers. Today, getting  re-elected is the primary goal. Forming partisan political parties and identifying them as liberal and conservative provided a safe haven. The next step was to convince the electorate that being liberal is bad and being conservative is good for the nation. Only the naive public would believe that the views of each citizen or elected leader was either all liberal or all conservative. 

10-03-13

Occasionally, politics or religion issues come up while discussing family relationships, society issues, or business affairs. Constructive civil discussion of government and religious issues can benefit and help all participants to understand one another's views. Understanding and accomodation may occur. If not, I find it best to cease discussion and change the subject. The formation of democratic (liberal) and republican (conservative) parties empowered each political party to control when and how, with rare exceptions, how each congressman and senator must vote on all proposed ledgislation. Control of goverment leaders passed from citizens to partisan political parties. As the differences between opposing political parties grew, each party chose to meet separately, at different times and locations, to define party structure, policies, and necessary strategy to defeat the opposing party. This growing divide between partisan political parties, extreme republicans and democrates, and between citizens and their elected national leaders projects the image of an irrational Christian nation, governed by a constitutional republic form of government, becoming dysfunctional and posing a threat to the economy and future of all nations. Instead of setting an example of how a responsible Christian nation should govern itself we are destroying world nations hope and expectation for world peace and living together as brothers and sisters. All nations

10-04-13

Where do citizens find hope- now that United States leaders tell us they are so politically divided they can no longer effectively manage the affairs of the most powerful economic and military nation known to mankind. Leaders say a fiscal meltdown is imminent. Devastating social and economic impact will follow. A Christian United States, governed by Christian leaders, built on a rockhard foundation known as the Constitution, many say divinely inspired, shouldn'be allowed to fail. What went wrong(?). Is the fall of past civilizations about to be repeated(?). The answer will require more thought.

10-05-13

The answer to yesterday's questions lies in establishing the weakest links in the chain that binds a functional nation seeking to launch a constitutional republic form of government that develops and implements checks and balances that protect the government from the people and the people from the government. In the following days I will attempt to identify where the weakest links exist and why.

First Link: Electorate

Second Link: ledgislative Branch

House of Representatives

Senate

Third Link: The Executive Branch

Forth Link: Judicial Branch

10-06-13

Media is counting down the days to the nations default on its debts. There is concensus that default has tragic consequences for United States citizens and world nations. Political gridlock between partisan political parties is driven by an electorate incapable of organizing or presenting a coherent vision for government leaders to follow. The existing electorate is not qualified to lead and refuses to follow or get out of the way. Cotinuing down this path guarrantes tragic consequenses.

10-07-13

Now, national surveys show that government leader approval rates have dropped from 10-20 percent to 10 percent. The Congress has shut down the federal government until the debt ceiling is raised so we can pay the nations debts. Failure to raise the debt ceiling has tragic consequences, with no resolution  in sight. It's even worse than it looks. Electorate extremist drove congressional representatives to shut down the government. Neither government leaders nor the electorate have a solution to offer. The United States, once a beacon of light to all nations, faces critical human and environmental challenges that require an informed and enlightened electorate.

10-08-13

Good news today, I understand my youngest granddaughter will be coming home from the Hudson river valley next month. She is blessed with youth, beauty, and an adventurous soul. She also has a warm and sweet heart that make her a favorite of all who knows her. Also, Fall is great in southern Utah and we look forward to spending Thanksgiving with all our family. Life, even with all its struggles, is good and joyful.

10-09-13

How did a Christian nation, led by Christian leaders, become fiscally  disgraced, dysfunctional, and politically divided living outside basic principles. Even as government leaders approval rating reach new low, science is breaking all boundaries in the search for how the universe evolved from an energy field:

The "God Particle"

Today, the Associated Press announced that the Nobel Prize was given to two physicists for showing how matter formed in the universe. The theory, 1960s, was hinged on the existence of a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson--or the "God particle."   They proposed the existence of an invisible field that sprawls through space like a net. The building blocks of matter acquired mass when this field trapped them. As the universe cooled, they formed atoms that eventually became matter and acquired mass. As the universe cooled they formed atoms that eventually became stars and planets. Last year scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced  that they had finally found a Higgs boson using the $10 billion particle collider built in a 17 mile tunnel under the Swiss-French border. 

We must take satisfaction in the rapture of living and experiencing this wondrous planet even as we desecrate the environment, refute the Constitution, and ignore basic principles. Evolution evolved us and will continue without us.

10-10-13

Our family moved from Texas to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1971. We arrived with about ninety other families, due to a corporate expansion. We instantly loved Utah and all the surrounding states. There are no buts. Normally, Utah citizens are generally friendly, generous, welcoming and helpful. However, beware of discussing religion, politics, and critical government issues that require resolution. This is true of all states. Common sense does not prevail. Critical national and international challenges such as air quality, weapons of mass destruction, addiction-genacide-starvation, and slavery are on the rise. Competent national and world leaders struggle to convince fractuous masses that only by working together can we advance the common welfare of world citizens. Success is dependent on nations using constitutional republic forms of government built on increasing enlightenment, checks and balances that protect the people from government and the government from the people, and setting behavior boundaries. Setting priorities requires using human and natural resources to resolve the most threatening challenges first. 

10-11-13

I find it difficult to understand what motivates my generation. My generation was raised to believe in God, the Constitution and principles, the importance of family and neighbors, honesty, and patriatism. Today, God has been replaced with meaningless platitudes. The Constitution and principles are shredded. Families and neighbors shrink from discussion of politics and religion. Patriatism and conflict is left to our young warriors. Government leaders are dispised by the electorate and the electorate is dispised by government leaders. It's time for humans to face their origin, history, and purpose for being. The answer might lead to putting aside issues that divide this nation and allow a more realistic future.

10-12-13

It's a fact, the United States is politically divided and dysfunctional. Every poll and survey verifies this fact. This fact forces identifying, resolving, updating, amending and radifying, a twenty first century Constitution that the electorate and elected leaders can agree on. The following challenges stand in the way: 

10-13-13

This Website has existed for years. It's value is unknown. I ask myself the following questions: Does it serve a purpose, benefit anyone, enlighten anyone, or should it be terminated(?). These questions go unanswered-perhaps later. For sure, expressing oneself by writing requires skills that include grammer, ideas that provoke interest, inspire action, and bring enlightenment to serves the common welfare. I plead guilty to lacking all these skills. I Pledge to do my best.

The role of the electorate and government leaders is to lead youth by being examples of what a Constitution, Christians say divinely inspired, and inherent principles stand for. Today, both proclaim the nation is divided by hatred, dysfunctional, and fiscally shamed. It is apparent that the Constitution and the Bible are documents all want to read and follow- and never have. A national trust has been broken and may be beyond repair. A new generation of youth must be funded and expedited to provide functional and effective leadership.

10-14-13

World nations know a dysfunctional United States threatens their near and long term future. China suggests that world nations would be wise to cease their dependence on a nation trapped in a divisive political web they cannot bridge. This crisis has serious consequences for all nations. A dysfunctional and fiscally challenged United States Congress and electorate is a critical blow to the hopes of future of all. 

10-15-13

Nations really do stand at crossroads, and I think this fall of 2013 is such a time for the United States. We live in a new world now and the clash of two partisan political parties are destroying our economy, environment, and endangering out fiscal stability. This dysfunctional condition leaves us adrift and unable to address critical near and long term environmental and social challenges. We citizens are bound together in ways we have yet to understand. We must remember that the United States still has the opportunity to be that beacon of light that gives other nations hope for a better future. A nation that excells in defining the macro and micro mysteries of science, art, and exploration of universes can surely use enlightenment to become responsible for uplifting the human species to governing itself responsibly. 

10-16-13

The United States Constitution transcends the dark side of human nature and all Gods and demons. The ideals defined by the Constitution transcends the human species current level of enlightenment. Given time evolution may advance the current level of enlightenment and allow meeting Constitution responsibilities. Time is limited to the life of the Sun. 

10-17-13

Thought for the day: Must be expanded as challenges and priorities and time dtime permits.

For humans the highest priority is a planet that allows and supports life. Our planet surpasses this goal. The dilemma is that secular and Christian humans differences and behavior exceeds normal animal boundaries. Human irresponsible behavior destroys the environment, life forms, and fails to prevent the continuance starving and degradation of world children, at all levels of society.  Secular humans choose to believe in evolution while Christians believe and profess they were the creation of a compassionate God. Both can't be right. Secular citizens have no valid excuse for their behavior. Christians claim God created bad behavior to test those he created. Neither justifies the harm to the environment and all life. Hopefully, Enlightenment will come soon. 

10-18-13

I started Chapter One- Enlightenment without fully understanding it's meaning and importance. Since then I realize that Enlightenment is the only key that can open the door to the welfare of the human specie on planet Earth. The State of the World demonstrates that true Enlightenment exists far out in the future. We have yet to demonstrate that the human family build can build a bridge to Enlightenment. We can try. Let's try:

10-29-13

 The following article was submitted to the St. George Spectrum for review, approval, and publication. 

Expectations, Constitution, Commitment

The Bible, Constitution, and Federalist Papers are documents citizens and leaders wants to have read, comprehended, and committed to, while in reality, few wants to read, comprehend, or commit to. Citizens, religious and elected government leaders expectations are extremely high, while commitment to the Bible, Constitution, and related principles are critically low. High expectations without commitment defines our current State of the Union.

Given the State of the Union and the World we can surely agree that enlightenment occurs when we become independent, committed, and willing to actively use reason, imagination, and observation to gain insight, experience, and accountability for our behavior. Bible principles were incorporated in the Constitution. The Constitution grants rights, defines responsibilities, and holds citizens accountable for enforcing them. 

Those that advocate adherence to the checks and balances, principles, and requirements of these documents are shunned by partisan political parties. Partisan political parties fabricate false information and use all forms of media to rally their base to act witlessly on issues that have little or no meaning for the common welfare. Meaningless distractions and low priority issues are used to avoid addressing high priority challenges that are critical to the future of the nation. All citizens and leaders now realize they are caught in the grip of primitive tribal instincts that have always lead to the downfall of societies, nations, and civilizations.

Wanting humans working together for the common welfare may be expecting more than the human specie is capable of delivering. Perhaps, sometime in the distant future human enlightenment may reach a level that will allow the Bible, Constitution, and Federalist Papers to serve the common welfare. Until then we must make an effort to achieve a level of enlightenment and commitment that allows support for constitutions, checks and balances, and principles dedicated to the common welfare of all citizens.

Following the signing and ratification of the Constitution, elected leaders realized that citizens were't qualified, or interested, in participating in the governing process. Governing grew increasingly complex. The formation of political parties empowered each to use intimidation to control when and how, with rare exceptions, each congressman and senator would vote. Power and control of government passed from citizens and their elected leaders to partisan political parties. Partisan politics drove each party to avoid contact and meet separately, at different times and locations, to define the strategy required to empower themselves. This divide between partisan political parties drives political splits at all levels of society: First, splits began within families, counties, and states. Second, splits between political parties. Third, splits within each political party, Forth, splits between and within religious institutions.

World nations, dependent on a functional and responsible United States, are stunned and fearful as they watch the most powerful nation in the world becoming divided, dysfunctional, and fiscally challenged. The United States struggles to govern itself and remain relevant as a world leader capable of leading all nations to face global social and environmental challenges.

Wanting humans working together for the common welfare may be expecting more than the human specie is capable of delivering. Perhaps, sometime in the distant future human enlightenment may reach a level that will allow the Bible, Constitution, and Federalist Papers to serve the common welfare. Until then we must make an effort to achieve a level of enlightenment and commitment that allows support for constitutions, checks and balances, and principles dedicated to the common welfare of all citizens.
Comment: The above was expanded in Chapter Two-Meeting Expectations/now I must do that.
11-13-13
The reality of one's physical and mental state is difficult to know. Age plus dyslexia and Parkinson's disease presents so many interrelated symtoms that make it difficult for oneself, family, and friends to understand. The mind focuses on what makes life sustainable and productive for all concerned. 
11-14-13
Thought for the day. My secular and Christian world family and friends have differing views of the origin of the universe, planet earth, and the life specie defined as Homosapient. These differing views drive the dysfunctional State of the World. A functional State of the World requires world citizens and nations working together as a team toward a global civilization dedicated to the common welfare. This requires minimizing addictive differences between cultures, races, and religious beliefs that drive tension, anxiety, and conflicts that drive chaos. Success, if the dark side of human nature permits, is dependent on world citizens reaching a higher level of enlightenment and dedication.
Still dwelling on the following issues: First, differences in pursuit of universal evolution versus faith in God's creation of human life, biblical text, as well as doctrine and rituals. Second, the origin of the dark side of human nature as compared to all other animal species.
11-15-13
Daily activity continues to be erratic. Yesterday I retired to bed about 5 PM and woke at 11:30 PM. Stayed up till 1 AM this morning and returned to bed. Woke up at 3:30 AM and returned to bed at 5 AM and woke up at 7 PM. Walked at Fair Grounds for one hour.

Subject for the day. The life Enlightenment Curve has no known micro or macro boundaries. All that we know is shown in the scope of animal imagination and enlightenment. The human specie imagination and enlightenment is the primary subject. 
11-19-13
Any healthy human continually focused on elevating human specie imagination and enlightenment may soon find itself teetering on the narrow edge of a razor. Falling brings madness , genius, or both. Both must be avoided. Not falling offers humanity a path to escape the dark side of human nature and continue to evolve.
11-20-13
I started the day recognizing that the human specie is the product of the evolution of life on planet earth. I have no knowledge of life on all other planets and universes. The history of all species, including animals, show them to be normal in comparison to the abnormal behavior of humans. The destructive nature of humans is demonstrated by our abuse of one another, our environment, and our creation of Gods and Demons to justify the dark side of our nature. Our ultimate depravity is our abandonment of responsibility for nurturing and providing for the welfare of our youth.
11-27-13
Must start editing this Website even though I seriously doubt any benefit it may have to world societies. Love them all and the exhilerating environment we all share. The evolution of the brain continues to empower the human specie to pursue new frontiers not yet recognized. Future generations may view our generation in the same manner that we view our primitive ancestors. We must strive to distance ourselves from the dark side of our human nature. As generations come and go the destructive differences that divide cultures, races, and religions are slowly fading away. A new day is dawning and enlightenment is ascending. Chapter One, Enlightenment, may define the twenty first century and the future of all mankind. 
12-04-13
Updated this subject 01-02-14
The State of the United States and the World is a function of humankind enlightenment and dedication to principles that support the preservation of an environment that sustains life for all inhabitants. Success is dependent on recognizing and resolving human and enviromental challenges that threaten the existance of humankind. Quality life for humankind requires freedom, prosperity, and peace. These require enlightenment, independence, and justice. Achieving these goals requires advanced enlightenment. United States citizens continue to reject critical Constitution requirements, principles, and accountability--in order--to pursue a path of self-gratification, shame, and betrayal of self-imposed expectations. The natural evolution of human life threatens all life. Human behavior extremes-- at all levels of society--are both positive--negative--and a threat to the preservation of all life. The loss of all life is no threat to universe(s).  
The preservation of all life requires humankind to be accountable for the behavior of all cultures,  races, and societies that make up the nations of the world. United States Founding Fathers creation of the Constitution and it's ratification by the thirteen colonies positioned the United States to become a symbol of how the people of all nations can achieve freedom, prosperity, and peace on earth. 
12-13-13
Is life real or imagined? Are dreams real or imagined? Do dreams within dreams exist? These are troublesome questions that puzzle physicists and confuse humankind. Which path does one pursue? A choice has serious consequences. Ordinary animals don't ask these questions. They live their lives naturally in harmony with nature. Humankind spend their lives  in pursuit of Gods and science. 
12-29-13
I will end the year just like I began it, in search of what drives the human race. I will start the new year by continuing the search for a path that allows a natural quality of life for all humankind. We must find a way to use reason, imagination, and energy to motivate reasonable behavior. We must move toward the light and away from the dark side. We have the knowledge, natural resources, but lack the will and accountability to use them. 
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01-01-14
Recollections--Imagine standing in West minister Abbey overcome by emotion at what past generations had created. A cathedral built over x years by x generations of dedicated world craftsmen. The spontaneity of emotion driven by such beauty was overpowering. Imagine and compare the creativity and dedication required of these skilled artisans then to what our generation could accomplish today.
01-05-14
I see a need to use Website, civilizationascent.org, and Facebook to motivate world citizens to use reasoning, imagination, and enlightenment to understand the challenges facing world nations and the need to combine world human and natural resources to meet these challenges.
01-18-14
A new year brings old and new challenges. These challenges must be resolved using wisdom, enthusiasm, and secular and Christian support. A positive future is dependent on it. The  divide between belief in evolution versus creation fades as science and religion goals merge in a global environment. Advancing spirituality, science, and technology is changing life as we know it. New generations are outgrowing primitive cultural and religious differences and shaping a future of their choice. Understanding, patience, and a desire for a rational balance between life and the environment is required. 

Motivating United States citizens and elected leaders to form a partnership committed to fulfilling constitution requirements, related principles, and citizen spiritual and material expectations may not be possible. Even if possible--a successful United States would not assure a successful international partnership. Independent citizens willing to use independent reasoning, imagination, and insight-- to develop blogs defining personal expectations for themselves and their nation-- would be a giant step forward. The global internet now allows world citizens to empower themselves and rule this planet. Drupal is an internet software platform designed to suit this purpose. I recommend it. Sharing a blog with fellow citizens requires serious commitments. First, is a commitment to constructive thought. Negative thought we have in abundance. Second, constructive blogs require freedom to reason, imagine, conduct own research--freedom to change views and act to change personal behavior--hard work. Fortunately, the reward is freedom of thought--enlightenment--independence--and self respect. You are now being accountable to yourself--family--friends--principles--nation--and all brothers and sisters around the world. You become part of the solution--solving existing and future challenges.
We humans need to seize all opportunities that 2014 allows in order to establish a form of national and world governance that provides checks and balances that, if followed, assures a world environment that secures a quality of life free from the dark side of human nature. Humans, overtime, have developed the necessary human and environmental resources and must now share them. Our planet has provided the necessary environment. Now, humans must provide and be accountable for the will and maturity needed to secure quality lives free from the primitive cultural differences that prevail. Failure has grim consequences. The challenge is to continue developing constructive websites designed to enhance human understanding and promote positive global relationships.
National and global despair has reached epic proportions. Abraham Lincoln once told us "At what point...is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer: If...it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher." Will an era of enlightened citizens emerge to spark a return to principles, pride, dignity, and the will to be guardians of the environment and the human race. There is no other option.

I see an urgent need for citizens to abandon destructive differences and unite around resolving human and environmental challenges that are destroying all hope for the future. Human despair is peaking as petty differences become extreme and critical differences are ignored. Only enlightened citizens can create a positive path to the future.
Today, we find ourselves in an ever changing universal mystery. We can be bystanders or participants in the dance of the universe(s). The choice is ours. We prided ourselves on being a principled constitutional republic form of government and a beacon of light that all nations would seek to emulate. Along the way we chose a violent path that Mahatma Gandhi described as: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles. This is the path we will continue to pursue through the coming midyear and presidential elections. Even the best leaders don't dare to lead, partisan political leaders don't dare enlighten the electorate, and the electorate, through their silence, refute Constitution responsibilities their national leaders failed to inform them of. National leaders and the electorate fail to hold themselves accountable to the Constitution. 

Primitive religious institutions intentionally inflict incredible physical and spiritual suffering--through the ages--by intentionally inflicting doctrine, rituals, and commandments, they falsely proclaim, were commanded by God. Today, science, applied technology, and human enlightenment validate that independence, reason, and imagination inspires innate principles and senses that restore personal independence to reason,imagine, and choose behavior that restores self respect, dignity, and pride to the human family. Fortunately, primitive and extreme doctrine, rituals, and commandments that divide and inflict suffering are steadily being repealed and replaced by education, enlightenment, and a new attitude about the care and protection of the environment and the quality of human life. This change requires time and patience.

01-19-14 Revised 01-22-14

Writer's Biography allows identifying decades long challenges that our dysfunctional government refused to address new challenges we fear to address. The following challenges must be addressed in order of priority. Today, we identify the following critical challenges:

State and federal prison systems must be modified to provide meaningful reforms that enlighten--educate--maximize positive behavior--enhance opportunity, and restore justice, dignity, and hope for the future.

Maintaining a planet environment that allows and supports Life.

The formation of national and international governments that protects the people from the government and the government from the people through the use of agreed on checks and balances that contain the dark side of human nature. Establish and enforce boundaries that limit extremist behavior around the world.

Maintain world nations infrastructure to assure safety of all world citizens.

The knowledge, development, and application of all macro and micro laws of this universe is meaningless if humankind loses the ability to reason, imagine, and enjoy the rapture of living in harmony with the planet's environment and all other life. Primitive man creation of Gods conflicts with modern man pursuit of science. One denies the other. In this twenty first century it is increasingly difficult for Christians to follow a biblical path that conflicts with a science path. 01-20-14 update: It is difficult to convince United States citizens that the current State of the Union defines the value of Christian principles.

01-21-14

Thought for the day--be the light you seek. If you're concerned about your state of mind--your families--your friends--your government--it's time to break the chains that bind you to the past and embrace living life in harmony with the environment and the reality that fleeting lives are filled with varying degrees of anguish and rapturous living. Through life--we can pursue a path that maximizes the rapture of living an minimizes the anguish. Fortunately, freedom provides the ability to reason, imagine, and plan a productive path. Unfortunately, past and current generations chose the path we are on today and rejected a path based on constitutional republic forms of government, innate human principles, and being accountable for living in harmony with the environment and one another. Fortunately, science and applied technology has brought us a global Internet that allows free world citizens to expose the hypocrisy of powerful national and world institutions using their influence and power to mislead and control citizens that have no ability or desire to be independent and accountable for their elected government and religious leaders. They freely yield their freedom and independence of thought to their elected leaders. Fortunately, enlightened youth of the world are now demanding independence and seizing the power of the Internet and personal blogs to enlighten themselves and expose the danger of continuing down a path that continues to undermine their security and common welfare.

01-22-14

Thought for the day--I suggest secular and Christian citizens unite for their nation and demand a continuing weekly series of public televised congressional summit meetings that last until critical veto proof legislation, considered critical to the future of our nation, is passed and our nation returned to a functional status. We citizens must first decide if we're capable of working together for a secure future for ourselves and the future of all world children. Who in their right mind would expect this to happen? Very few. But less we forget, remember the United States Founding Fathers took a grand leap when they forged and obtained thirteen colonies ratification of a Constitution, that if followed, could have been an example of how all nations could achieve freedom--prosperity--peace--dignity.
01-26-14
Quest for reality--As a child I trusted and depended on my parents--as a youth I trusted my teachers and the culture that surrounded me--as a young adult I trusted my religious and government leaders--through my aerospace, missile, nuclear, and air traffic control management career, I trusted and depended on dedicated engineers and their managers. Then, I retired, after thirty seven years, and began to study the devastating effects partisan political parties had inflicted, since the signing of the Constitution, on the United States constitutional republic form of government. 

Quest for reality--As a child my reality was my parents--as a youth my reality was my teachers and the culture that surrounded me--as a young adult my reality was trust in religious and government leaders--as an adult I trusted and depended on dedicated engineers and aerospace, missile, nuclear, and air traffic control management. As a retired elderly citizen I focused on national and global challenges--the lack of effective government and political party leadership--and the total lack of  accountability by all parties, including citizens and religious institutions. Reality today is citizens total lack of trust in our nations ability to govern itself or any other nation. This reality and lack of trust demands an explanation. How is it possible for the United States Citizens to surpass the boundaries of science--art--music--space travel--etc, and yet fail to meet it's own Constitution, innate principles, and spiritual expectations(?) We better find the answers soon. It's time for citizens to demand an national summit where all parties 
01-30-14
I begin each day coping with anxiety. That's okay. I've learned to use it as a motivator. That's the key. At my age I am increasingly anxious to comprehend the mystery that universal energy created. This desire led to Website, civilizationascent.org, a ten chapter book that concentrates on understanding: Chapters: One, Enlightenment--Two,Expectations--Three, Boundaries--Four,Balancing World Societies With Technology--Five,Twenty First Century Mythology--Six, A Process For United States and World Citizen Empowerment--Seven, United States Mission Statement--Eight, Universal Mission Statement--Nine, World Nations Transition to Twenty First Century Constitutional Republic Forms of Government--Ten, The Future of Civilization. Website Copyright 2012.
President Obama's State of the Union for attending leaders of all branches of our Constitution painted a depressing glimpse of joyless faces suggesting anxiety--despair--disappointment--hopelessness. Citizens also share these moods.  
The State of all Nations share these anxieties. That's the real world. The United States has chose a negative path of self-gratification--abuse of the environment--Indian tribes--black people--gays--Hispanics--and differing world cultures. Innate principles--Constitution--common welfare--and love of one another is considered weakness. Only power and maximum wealth is respected and rewarded. 
Citizens could empower themselves if they really wanted positive change.  The Internet could be the path to the future.  
02-01-14
Primitive humans, homo sapiens, may be the most advanced form of life in a vast field of energy beyond human understanding. Primitive human recognition and fear of mortality inspired imagining and worshiping gods that promised everlasting life after death. This primitive belief is shrinking as science advances. Day by day, science continues to reveal macro and micro mysteries of science. Primitive concepts slowly transition to a deeper understanding of humans need to live in harmony with an environment that allows: life--inspires spirituality--peace of mind--freedom--relative security--and a form of governance designed to protect world citizens from their leaders and leaders from world citizens. Hopefully, primitive human addictions will continue to transition from self-destructive behavior to responsible behavior that leaves behind divisive racial--religious--cultural--political--bigotry--differences that drive corruption at all levels of global societies.
02-03-14
The presence of life--on a planet in an infinite energy field--encompassing endless universes--is only significant to humans that ask why! --No other animal asks why!. Christians say God created Adam and Eve. Secularist are dependent on Scientist telling them why and how. Strangely, human enlightenment extremes drive both rational and irrational behavior. Rational behavior inspires respect for an environment that allows life and near and long term quality of life--rapture of living in harmony with nature--freedom--independence--dignity-health. Irrational behavior is any action that distracts from rational behavior--loss of 

02-07-14

Observation: All micro and macro forms of life, including Homo sapient, evolve or become extinct as a function of environmental changes. An exception is humans ability to reason--imagine--create and plan. These abilities allow adapting to a broad range of environmental challenges. All other animals instinctively, without awareness, adapt to the environment. Human awareness allows protecting themselves by fabricating shelters--clothing--long term storage of critical supplies--temperature controls, etc. Humans ask: (why--how--when) and then struggle to understand their origin--spirituality--expectations--innate principles--boundaries--mortality--and life after death. Human need for life structure resulted in advanced constitutional republic forms of government--religious institutions--global economies and global advances in all fields of scientific studies continue to reveal micro--macro mysteries of universes located in a mysterious unknowable field of energy. Humans are plunging into a new age that brings new challenges.We're in free fall and the future beckons. Prepare for a hard landing.

Recollections--Imagine standing in Westminister Abbey overcome by emotion at what past generations had created. A cathedral built over x years by x generations of dedicated world craftsmen. The spondtaniety of emotion driven by such beauty was overpowering. Imagine and compare the creativity and dedication required of these skilled artisans then to what our generation could accomplish today.
01-05-14
I see a need to use Website, civilizationascent.org, and Facebook to motivate world citizens to use reasoning, imagination, and enlightenment to understand the challenges facing world nations and the need to combine world human and natural resources to meet these challenges. 
01-18-14
A new year brings old and new challenges. These challenges must be resolved using wisdom, enthusiasm, and secular and Christian support. A positive future is dependent on it. The  divide between belief in evolution versus creation fades as science and religion goals merge in a global environment. Advancing spirituality, science, and technology is changing life as we know it. New generations are outgrowing primitive cultural and religious differences and shaping a future of their choice. Understanding, patience, and a desire for a rational balance between life and the environment is required. 

Motivating United States citizens and elected leaders to form a partnership committed to fulfilling constitution requirements, related principles, and citizen spiritual and material expectations may not be possible. Even if possible--a successful United States would not assure a successful international partnership. Independent citizens willing to use independent reasoning, imagination, and insight-- to develop blogs defining personal expectations for themselves and their nation-- would be a giant step forward. The global internet now allows world citizens to empower themselves and rule this planet. Drupal is an internet software platform designed to suit this purpose. I recommend it. Sharing a blog with fellow citizens requires serious commitments. First, is a commitment to constructive thought. Negative thought we have in abundance. Second, constructive blogs require freedom to reason, imagine, conduct own research--freedom to change views and act to change personal behavior--hard work. Fortunately, the reward is freedom of thought--enlightenment--independence--and self respect. You are now being accountable to yourself--family--friends--principles--nation--and all brothers and sisters around the world. You become part of the solution--solving existing and future challenges.

We humans need to seize all opportunities that 2014 allows in order to establish a form of national and world governance that provides checks and balances that, if followed, assures a world environment that secures a quality of life free from the dark side of human nature. Humans, overtime, have developed the necessary human and environmental resources and must now share them. Our planet has provided the necessary environment. Now, humans must provide and be accountable for the will and maturity needed to secure quality lives free from the primitive cultural differences that prevail. Failure has grim consequences. The challenge is to continue developing constructive websites designed to enhance human understanding and promote positive global relationships.

National and global despair has reached epic proportions. Abraham Lincoln once told us "At what point...is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer: If...it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher." Will an era of enlightened citizens emerge to spark a return to principles, pride, dignity, and the will to be guardians of the environment and the human race. There is no other option.

I see an urgent need for citizens to abandon destructive differences and unite around resolving human and environmental challenges that are destroying all hope for the future. Human despair is peaking as petty differences become extreme and critical differences are ignored. Only enlightened citizens can create a positive path to the future.

Today, we find ourselves in an ever changing universal mystery. We can be bystanders or participants in the dance of the universe(s). The choice is ours. We prided ourselves on being a principled constitutional republic form of government and a beacon of light that all nations would seek to emulate. Along the way we chose a violent path that Mahatma Gandhi described as: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles. This is the path we will continue to pursue through the coming midyear and presidential elections. Even the best leaders don't dare to lead, partisan political leaders don't dare enlighten the electorate, and the electorate, through their silence, refute Constitution responsibilities their national leaders failed to inform them of. National leaders and the electorate fail to hold themselves accountable to the Constitution. 

Primitive religious institutions intentionally inflict incredible physical and spiritual suffering--through the ages--by intentionally inflicting doctrine, rituals, and commandments, they falsely proclaim, were commanded by God. Today, science, applied technology, and human enlightenment validate that independence, reason, and imagination inspires innate principles and senses that restore personal independence to reason,imagine, and choose behavior that restores self respect, dignity, and pride to the human family. Fortunately, primitive and extreme doctrine, rituals, and commandments that divide and inflict suffering are steadily being repealed and replaced by education, enlightenment, and a new attitude about the care and protection of the environment and the quality of human life. This change requires time and patience.

01-19-14 Revised o1-22-14

Writer's Biography allows identifying decades long challenges that our dysfunctional government refused to address new challenges we fear to address. The following challenges must be addressed in order of priority. Today, we identify the following critical challenges:

State and federal prison systems must be modified to provide meaningful reforms that enlighten--educate--maximize positive behavio--enhance opportunity, and restore justice, dignity, and hope for the future.

Maintaining a planet environment that allows and supports Life.

The formation of national and international governments that protects the people from the government and the government from the people through the use of agreed on checks and balances that contain the dark side of human nature. Establish and enforce boundaries that limit extremist behavior around the world.

Maintain world nations infrastructure to assure safety of all world citizens.
The knowledge, development, and application of all macro and micro laws of this universe is meaningless if humankind loses the ability to reason, imagine, and enjoy the rapture of living in harmony with the planet's environment and all other life. Primitive man creation of Gods conflicts with modern man pursuit of science. One denies the other. In this twenty first century it is increasingly difficult for Christians to follow a biblical path that conflicts with a science path. 01-20-14 update: It is difficult to convince United States citizens that the current State of the Union defines the value of Christian principles.

01-21-14

Thought for the day--be the light you seek. If you're concerned about your state of mind--your families--your friends--your government--it's time to break the chains that bind you to the past and embrace living life in harmony with the environment and the reality that fleeting lives are filled with varying degrees of anguish and rapturous living. Through life--we can pursue a path that maximizes the rapture of living an minimizes the anguish. Fortunately, freedom provides the ability to reason, imagine, and plan a productive path. Unfortunately, past and current generations chose the path we are on today and rejected a path based on constitutional republic forms of government, innate human principles, and being accountable for living in harmony with the environment and one another. Fortunately, science and applied technology has brought us a global Internet that allows free world citizens to expose the hipocracy of powerful national and world institutions using their influence and power to mislead and control citizens that have no ability or desire to be independent and accountable for their elected government and religious leaders. They freely yield their freedom and independence of thought to their elected leaders. Fortunately, enlightened youth of the world are now demanding independence and seizing the power of the Internet and personal blogs to enlighten themselves and expose the danger of continuing down a path that continues to undermine their security and common welfare.

01-22-14

Thought for the day--I suggest secular and Christian citizens unite for their nation and demand a continuing weekly series of public televised congressional summit meetings that last until critical veto proof legislation, considered critical to the future of our nation, is passed and our nation returned to a functional status. We citizens must first decide if we're capable of working together for a secure future for ourselves and the future of all world children. Who in their right mind would expect this to happen? Very few. But less we forget, remember the United States Founding Fathers took a grand leap when they forged and obtained thirteen colonies ratification of a Constitution, that if followed, could have been an example of how all nations could achieve freedom--prosperity--peace--dignity.

01-26-14

Quest for reality--As a child I trusted and depended on my parents--as a youth I trusted my teachers and the culture that surrounded me--as a young adult I trusted my religious and government leaders--through my aerospace, missile, nuclear, and air traffic control management career, I trusted and depended on dedicated engineers and their managers. Then, I retired, after thirty seven years, and began to study the devastating effects partisan political parties had inflicted, since the signing of the Constitution, on the United States constitutional republic form of government. 


Quest for reality--As a child my reality was my parents--as a youth my reality was my teachers and the culture that surrounded me--as a young adult my reality was trust in religious and government leaders--as an adult I trusted and depended on dedicated engineers and aerospace, missile, nuclear, and air traffic control management. As a retired elderly citizen I focused on national and global challenges--the lack of effective government and political party leadership--and the total lack of  accountability by all parties, including citizens and religious institutions. Reality today is citizens total lack of trust in our nations ability to govern itself or any other nation. This reality and lack of trust demands an explanation. How is it possible for the United States Citizens to surpass the boundaries of science--art--music--space travel--etc, and yet fail to meet it's own Constitution, innate principles, and spiritual expectations(?) We better find the answers soon. It's time for citizens to demand an national summit where all parties 
01-30-14
I begin each day coping with anxiety. That's okay. I've learned to use it as a motivator. That's the key. At my age I am increasingly anxious to comprehend the mystery that universal energy created. This desire led to Website, civilizationascent.org, a ten chapter book that concentrates on understanding: Chapters: One, Enlightenment--Two,Expectations--Three, Boundaries--Four,Balancing World Societies With Technology--Five,Twenty First Century Mythology--Six, A Process For United States and World Citizen Empowerment--Seven, United States Mission Statement--Eight, Universal Mission Statement--Nine, World Nations Transition to Twenty First Century Constitutional Republic Forms of Government--Ten, The Future of Civilization. Website Copyright 2012.
President Obama's State of the Union for attending leaders of all branches of our Constitution painted a depressing glimpse of joyless faces suggesting anxiety--despair--disappointment--hopelessness. Citizens also share these moods.  
The State of all Nations share these anxieties. That's the real world. The United States has consistantly choosen a negative path of self-gratification--abuse of the environment--indian tribes--black people--gays--hispanics--and differing world cultures. Innate principles--Constitution--common welfare--and love of one another is considered weakness. Only power and maximum wealth is respected and rewarded. 
Citizens could empower themsellves if they really wanted positive change.  The Internet could be the path to the future.  
02-01-14
Primitive humans, homo sapiens, may be the most advanced form of life in a vast field of energy beyond human understanding. Primitive human recognition and fear of mortality inspired imagining and worshiping gods that promised everlasting life after death. This primitive belief is shrinking as science advances. Day by day, science continues to reveal macro and micro mysteries of science. Primitive concepts slowly transition to a deeper understanding of humans need to live in harmony with an environment that allows: life--inspires spirituality--peace of mind--freedom--relative security--and a form of governance designed to protect world citizens from their leaders and leaders from world citizens. Hopefully, primitive human addictions will continue to transition from self-destructive behavior to responsible behavior that leaves behind divisive racial--religious--cultural--political--bigotry--differences that drive corruption at all levels of global societies.
02-03-14
The presence of life--on a planet in an infinite energy field--encompassing endless universes--is only significant to humans that ask why! --No other animal asks why!. Christians say God created Adam and Eve. Secularist are dependent on Scientist telling them why and how. Strangely, human enlightenment extremes drive both rational and irrational behavior. Rational behavior inspires respect for an environment that allows life and near and long term quality of life--rapture of living in harmony with nature--freedom--independence--dignity-health. Irrational behavior is any action that distracts from rational behavior--loss of 

02-07-14

Observation: All micro and macro forms of life, including Homo sapient, evolve or become extinct as a function of environmental changes. An exception is humans ability to reason--imagine--create and plan. These abilities allow adapting to a broad range of environmental challenges. All other animals instinctively, without awareness, adapt to the environment. Human awareness allows protecting themselves by fabricating shelters--clothing--long term storage of critical supplies--temperature controls, etc. Humans ask: (why--how--when) and then struggle to understand their origin--spirituality--expectations--innate principles--boundaries--mortality--and llife afer death. Human need for life structure resulted in advanced constitutional republic forms of government--religious institutions--global economies and global advances in all fields of scientific studies continue to reveal micro--macro mysteries of universes located in a mysterious unknowable field of energy. Humans are plunging into a new age that brings new challenges.We're in freefall and the future beckons. Prepare for a hard landing.



01-01-14
Recollections--Imagine standing in West minister Abbey overcome by emotion at what past generations had created. A cathedral built over x years by x generations of dedicated world craftsmen. The spontaneity of emotion driven by such beauty was overpowering. Imagine and compare the creativity and dedication required of these skilled artisans then to what our generation could accomplish today.
01-05-14
I see a need to use Website, civilizationascent.org, and Facebook to motivate world citizens to use reasoning, imagination, and enlightenment to understand the challenges facing world nations and the need to combine world human and natural resources to meet these challenges. 
01-18-14

 

A new year brings old and new challenges. These challenges must be resolved using wisdom, enthusiasm, and secular and Christian support. A positive future is dependent on it. The  divide between belief in evolution versus creation fades as science and religion goals merge in a global environment. Advancing spirituality, science, and technology is changing life as we know it. New generations are outgrowing primitive cultural and religious differences and shaping a future of their choice. Understanding, patience, and a desire for a rational balance between life and the environment is required. 

Primitive religious institutions intentionally inflict incredible physical and spiritual suffering--through the ages--by intentionally inflicting doctrine, rituals, and commandments, they falsely proclaim, were commanded by God. Today, science, applied technology, and human enlightenment validate that independence, reason, and imagination inspires innate principles and senses that restore personal independence to reason,imagine, and choose behavior that restores self respect, dignity, and pride to the human family. Fortunately, primitive and extreme doctrine, rituals, and commandments that divide and inflict suffering are steadily being repealed and replaced by education, enlightenment, and a new attitude about the care and protection of the environment and the quality of human life. This change requires time and patience.

01-19-14 Revised o1-22-14

Writer's Biography allows identifying decades long challenges that our dysfunctional government refused to address new challenges we fear to address. The following challenges must be addressed in order of priority. Today, we identify the following critical challenges:

State and federal prison systems must be modified to provide meaningful reforms that enlighten--educate--maximize positive behavior--enhance opportunity, and restore justice, dignity, and hope for the future.

Maintaining a planet environment that allows and supports Life.

The formation of national and international governments that protects the people from the government and the government from the people through the use of agreed on checks and balances that contain the dark side of human nature. Establish and enforce boundaries that limit extremist behavior around the world.

Maintain world nations infrastructure to assure safety of all world citizens.

The knowledge, development, and application of all macro and micro laws of this universe is meaningless if humankind loses the ability to reason, imagine, and enjoy the rapture of living in harmony with the planet's environment and all other life. Primitive man creation of Gods conflicts with modern man pursuit of science. One denies the other. In this twenty first century it is increasingly difficult for Christians to follow a biblical path that conflicts with a science path. 01-20-14 update: It is difficult to convince United States citizens that the current State of the Union defines the value of Christian principles.

01-21-14

Thought for the day--be the light you seek. If you're concerned about your state of mind--your families--your friends--your government--it's time to break the chains that bind you to the past and embrace living life in harmony with the environment and the reality that fleeting lives are filled with varying degrees of anguish and rapturous living. Through life--we can pursue a path that maximizes the rapture of living an minimizes the anguish. Fortunately, freedom provides the ability to reason, imagine, and plan a productive path. Unfortunately, past and current generations chose the path we are on today and rejected a path based on constitutional republic forms of government, innate human principles, and being accountable for living in harmony with the environment and one another. Fortunately, science and applied technology has brought us a global Internet that allows free world citizens to expose the hipocracy of powerful national and world institutions using their influence and power to mislead and control citizens that have no ability or desire to be independent and accountable for their elected government and religious leaders. They freely yield their freedom and independence of thought to their elected leaders. Fortunately, enlightened youth of the world are now demanding independence and seizing the power of the Internet and personal blogs to enlighten themselves and expose the danger of continuing down a path that continues to undermine their security and common welfare.

01-22-14

Thought for the day--I suggest secular and Christian citizens unite for their nation and demand a continuing weekly series of public televised congressional summit meetings that last until critical veto proof legislation, considered critical to the future of our nation, is passed and our nation returned to a functional status. We citizens must first decide if we're capable of working together for a secure future for ourselves and the future of all world children. Who in their right mind would expect this to happen? Very few. But less we forget, remember the United States Founding Fathers took a grand leap when they forged and obtained thirteen colonies ratification of a Constitution, that if followed, could have been an example of how all nations could achieve freedom--prosperity--peace--dignity.

01-26-14

Quest for reality--As a child I trusted and depended on my parents--as a youth I trusted my teachers and the culture that surrounded me--as a young adult I trusted my religious and government leaders--through my aerospace, missile, nuclear, and air traffic control management career, I trusted and depended on dedicated engineers and their managers. Then, I retired, after thirty seven years, and began to study the devastating effects partisan political parties had inflicted, since the signing of the Constitution, on the United States constitutional republic form of government. 

The State of all Nations share these anxieties. That's the real world. The United States has chose a negative path of self-gratification--abuse of the environment--Indian tribes--black people--gays--Hispanics--and differing world cultures. Innate principles--Constitution--common welfare--and love of one another is considered weakness. Only power and maximum wealth is respected and rewarded. 
Citizens could empower themselves if they really wanted positive change.  The Internet could be the path to the future.  
02-01-14
Primitive humans, homo sapiens, may be the most advanced form of life in a vast field of energy beyond human understanding. Primitive human recognition and fear of mortality inspired imagining and worshiping gods that promised everlasting life after death. This primitive belief is shrinking as science advances. Day by day, science continues to reveal macro and micro mysteries of science. Primitive concepts slowly transition to a deeper understanding of humans need to live in harmony with an environment that allows: life--inspires spirituality--peace of mind--freedom--relative security--and a form of governance designed to protect world citizens from their leaders and leaders from world citizens. Hopefully, primitive human addictions will continue to transition from self-destructive behavior to responsible behavior that leaves behind divisive racial--religious--cultural--political--bigotry--differences that drive corruption at all levels of global societies.
02-03-14
The presence of life--on a planet in an infinite energy field--encompassing endless universes--is only significant to humans that ask why! --No other animal asks why!. Christians say God created Adam and Eve. Secularist are dependent on Scientist telling them why and how. Strangely, human enlightenment extremes drive both rational and irrational behavior. Rational behavior inspires respect for an environment that allows life and near and long term quality of life--rapture of living in harmony with nature--freedom--independence--dignity-health. Irrational behavior is any action that distracts from rational behavior--loss of 

02-07-14

Observation: All micro and macro forms of life, including Homo sapient, evolve or become extinct as a function of environmental changes. An exception is humans ability to reason--imagine--create and plan. These abilities allow adapting to a broad range of environmental challenges. All other animals instinctively, without awareness, adapt to the environment. Human awareness allows protecting themselves by fabricating shelters--clothing--long term storage of critical supplies--temperature controls, etc. Humans ask: (why--how--when) and then struggle to understand their origin--spirituality--expectations--innate principles--boundaries--mortality--and life after death. Human need for life structure resulted in advanced constitutional republic forms of government--religious institutions--global economies and global advances in all fields of scientific studies continue to reveal micro--macro mysteries of universes located in a mysterious unknowable field of energy. Humans are plunging into a new age that brings new challenges.We're in free fall and the future beckons. Prepare for a hard landing.

I know I have been blessed with good health and supportive parents and friends. I know I have inherited a nation that continues to give me opportunities beyond my wildest dreams. But, most of all I know I am blessed with an incredible girl, soul mate companion, and friend. Without this special girl I would never have had such an incredible life, family, and home. Without her, life would be diminished, filled with loneliness, and the future bleak. However, no one can take away the past, the good times that was had, and the adventures that took place. Who knows(?) Good times are still possible and we must seek them out and make them happen.


01-01-14
Recollections--Imagine standing in West minister Abbey overcome by emotion at what past generations had created. A cathedral built over x years by x generations of dedicated world craftsmen. The spontaneity of emotion driven by such beauty was overpowering. Imagine and compare the creativity and dedication required of these skilled artisans then to what our generation could accomplish today.
01-05-14
I see a need to use Website, civilizationascent.org, and Facebook to motivate world citizens to use reasoning, imagination, and enlightenment to understand the challenges facing world nations and the need to combine world human and natural resources to meet these challenges.
01-18-14

 

A new year brings old and new challenges. These challenges must be resolved using wisdom, enthusiasm, and secular and Christian support. A positive future is dependent on it. The  divide between belief in evolution versus creation fades as science and religion goals merge in a global environment. Advancing spirituality, science, and technology is changing life as we know it. New generations are outgrowing primitive cultural and religious differences and shaping a future of their choice. Understanding, patience, and a desire for a rational balance between life and the environment is required. 

Motivating United States citizens and elected leaders to form a partnership committed to fulfilling constitution requirements, related principles, and citizen spiritual and material expectations may not be possible. Even if possible--a successful United States would not assure a successful international partnership. Independent citizens willing to use independent reasoning, imagination, and insight-- to develop blogs defining personal expectations for themselves and their nation-- would be a giant step forward. The global internet now allows world citizens to empower themselves and rule this planet. Drupal is an internet software platform designed to suit this purpose. I recommend it. Sharing a blog with fellow citizens requires serious commitments. First, is a commitment to constructive thought. Negative thought we have in abundance. Second, constructive blogs require freedom to reason, imagine, conduct own research--freedom to change views and act to change personal behavior--hard work. Fortunately, the reward is freedom of thought--enlightenment--independence--and self respect. You are now being accountable to yourself--family--friends--principles--nation--and all brothers and sisters around the world. You become part of the solution--solving existing and future challenges.
We humans need to seize all opportunities that 2014 allows in order to establish a form of national and world governance that provides checks and balances that, if followed, assures a world environment that secures a quality of life free from the dark side of human nature. Humans, overtime, have developed the necessary human and environmental resources and must now share them. Our planet has provided the necessary environment. Now, humans must provide and be accountable for the will and maturity needed to secure quality lives free from the primitive cultural differences that prevail. Failure has grim consequences. The challenge is to continue developing constructive websites designed to enhance human understanding and promote positive global relationships.
National and global despair has reached epic proportions. Abraham Lincoln once told us "At what point...is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer: If...it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher." Will an era of enlightened citizens emerge to spark a return to principles, pride, dignity, and the will to be guardians of the environment and the human race. There is no other option.

I see an urgent need for citizens to abandon destructive differences and unite around resolving human and environmental challenges that are destroying all hope for the future. Human despair is peaking as petty differences become extreme and critical differences are ignored. Only enlightened citizens can create a positive path to the future.
Today, we find ourselves in an ever changing universal mystery. We can be bystanders or participants in the dance of the universe(s). The choice is ours. We prided ourselves on being a principled constitutional republic form of government and a beacon of light that all nations would seek to emulate. Along the way we chose a violent path that Mahatma Gandhi described as: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles. This is the path we will continue to pursue through the coming midyear and presidential elections. Even the best leaders don't dare to lead, partisan political leaders don't dare enlighten the electorate, and the electorate, through their silence, refute Constitution responsibilities their national leaders failed to inform them of. National leaders and the electorate fail to hold themselves accountable to the Constitution. 

Primitive religious institutions intentionally inflict incredible physical and spiritual suffering--through the ages--by intentionally inflicting doctrine, rituals, and commandments, they falsely proclaim, were commanded by God. Today, science, applied technology, and human enlightenment validate that independence, reason, and imagination inspires innate principles and senses that restore personal independence to reason,imagine, and choose behavior that restores self respect, dignity, and pride to the human family. Fortunately, primitive and extreme doctrine, rituals, and commandments that divide and inflict suffering are steadily being repealed and replaced by education, enlightenment, and a new attitude about the care and protection of the environment and the quality of human life. This change requires time and patience.

01-19-14 Revised 01-22-14

Writer's Biography allows identifying decades long challenges that our dysfunctional government refused to address new challenges we fear to address. The following challenges must be addressed in order of priority. Today, we identify the following critical challenges:

State and federal prison systems must be modified to provide meaningful reforms that enlighten--educate--maximize positive behavior--enhance opportunity, and restore justice, dignity, and hope for the future.

Maintaining a planet environment that allows and supports Life.

The formation of national and international governments that protects the people from the government and the government from the people through the use of agreed on checks and balances that contain the dark side of human nature. Establish and enforce boundaries that limit extremist behavior around the world.

Maintain world nations infrastructure to assure safety of all world citizens.

The knowledge, development, and application of all macro and micro laws of this universe is meaningless if humankind loses the ability to reason, imagine, and enjoy the rapture of living in harmony with the planet's environment and all other life. Primitive man creation of Gods conflicts with modern man pursuit of science. One denies the other. In this twenty first century it is increasingly difficult for Christians to follow a biblical path that conflicts with a science path. 01-20-14 update: It is difficult to convince United States citizens that the current State of the Union defines the value of Christian principles.

01-21-14

Thought for the day--be the light you seek. If you're concerned about your state of mind--your families--your friends--your government--it's time to break the chains that bind you to the past and embrace living life in harmony with the environment and the reality that fleeting lives are filled with varying degrees of anguish and rapturous living. Through life--we can pursue a path that maximizes the rapture of living an minimizes the anguish. Fortunately, freedom provides the ability to reason, imagine, and plan a productive path. Unfortunately, past and current generations chose the path we are on today and rejected a path based on constitutional republic forms of government, innate human principles, and being accountable for living in harmony with the environment and one another. Fortunately, science and applied technology has brought us a global Internet that allows free world citizens to expose the hypocrisy of powerful national and world institutions using their influence and power to mislead and control citizens that have no ability or desire to be independent and accountable for their elected government and religious leaders. They freely yield their freedom and independence of thought to their elected leaders. Fortunately, enlightened youth of the world are now demanding independence and seizing the power of the Internet and personal blogs to enlighten themselves and expose the danger of continuing down a path that continues to undermine their security and common welfare.

01-22-14

Thought for the day--I suggest secular and Christian citizens unite for their nation and demand a continuing weekly series of public televised congressional summit meetings that last until critical veto proof legislation, considered critical to the future of our nation, is passed and our nation returned to a functional status. We citizens must first decide if we're capable of working together for a secure future for ourselves and the future of all world children. Who in their right mind would expect this to happen? Very few. But less we forget, remember the United States Founding Fathers took a grand leap when they forged and obtained thirteen colonies ratification of a Constitution, that if followed, could have been an example of how all nations could achieve freedom--prosperity--peace--dignity.
01-26-14
Quest for reality--As a child I trusted and depended on my parents--as a youth I trusted my teachers and the culture that surrounded me--as a young adult I trusted my religious and government leaders--through my aerospace, missile, nuclear, and air traffic control management career, I trusted and depended on dedicated engineers and their managers. Then, I retired, after thirty seven years, and began to study the devastating effects partisan political parties had inflicted, since the signing of the Constitution, on the United States constitutional republic form of government. 

Quest for reality--As a child my reality was my parents--as a youth my reality was my teachers and the culture that surrounded me--as a young adult my reality was trust in religious and government leaders--as an adult I trusted and depended on dedicated engineers and aerospace, missile, nuclear, and air traffic control management. As a retired elderly citizen I focused on national and global challenges--the lack of effective government and political party leadership--and the total lack of  accountability by all parties, including citizens and religious institutions. Reality today is citizens total lack of trust in our nations ability to govern itself or any other nation. This reality and lack of trust demands an explanation. How is it possible for the United States Citizens to surpass the boundaries of science--art--music--space travel--etc, and yet fail to meet it's own Constitution, innate principles, and spiritual expectations(?) We better find the answers soon. It's time for citizens to demand an national summit where all parties 
01-30-14
I begin each day coping with anxiety. That's okay. I've learned to use it as a motivator. That's the key. At my age I am increasingly anxious to comprehend the mystery that universal energy created. This desire led to Website, civilizationascent.org, a ten chapter book that concentrates on understanding: Chapters: One, Enlightenment--Two,Expectations--Three, Boundaries--Four,Balancing World Societies With Technology--Five,Twenty First Century Mythology--Six, A Process For United States and World Citizen Empowerment--Seven, United States Mission Statement--Eight, Universal Mission Statement--Nine, World Nations Transition to Twenty First Century Constitutional Republic Forms of Government--Ten, The Future of Civilization. Website Copyright 2012.
President Obama's State of the Union for attending leaders of all branches of our Constitution painted a depressing glimpse of joyless faces suggesting anxiety--despair--disappointment--hopelessness. Citizens also share these moods.  
The State of all Nations share these anxieties. That's the real world. The United States has chose a negative path of self-gratification--abuse of the environment--Indian tribes--black people--gays--Hispanics--and differing world cultures. Innate principles--Constitution--common welfare--and love of one another is considered weakness. Only power and maximum wealth is respected and rewarded. 
Citizens could empower themselves if they really wanted positive change.  The Internet could be the path to the future.  
02-01-14
Primitive humans, homo sapiens, may be the most advanced form of life in a vast field of energy beyond human understanding. Primitive human recognition and fear of mortality inspired imagining and worshiping gods that promised everlasting life after death. This primitive belief is shrinking as science advances. Day by day, science continues to reveal macro and micro mysteries of science. Primitive concepts slowly transition to a deeper understanding of humans need to live in harmony with an environment that allows: life--inspires spirituality--peace of mind--freedom--relative security--and a form of governance designed to protect world citizens from their leaders and leaders from world citizens. Hopefully, primitive human addictions will continue to transition from self-destructive behavior to responsible behavior that leaves behind divisive racial--religious--cultural--political--bigotry--differences that drive corruption at all levels of global societies.
02-03-14
The presence of life--on a planet in an infinite energy field--encompassing endless universes--is only significant to humans that ask why! --No other animal asks why!. Christians say God created Adam and Eve. Secularist are dependent on Scientist telling them why and how. Strangely, human enlightenment extremes drive both rational and irrational behavior. Rational behavior inspires respect for an environment that allows life and near and long term quality of life--rapture of living in harmony with nature--freedom--independence--dignity-health. Irrational behavior is any action that distracts from rational behavior--loss of 

02-07-14

Observation: All micro and macro forms of life, including Homo sapient, evolve or become extinct as a function of environmental changes. An exception is humans ability to reason--imagine--create and plan. These abilities allow adapting to a broad range of environmental challenges. All other animals instinctively, without awareness, adapt to the environment. Human awareness allows protecting themselves by fabricating shelters--clothing--long term storage of critical supplies--temperature controls, etc. Humans ask: (why--how--when) and then struggle to understand their origin--spirituality--expectations--innate principles--boundaries--mortality--and life after death. Human need for life structure resulted in advanced constitutional republic forms of government--religious institutions--global economies and global advances in all fields of scientific studies continue to reveal micro--macro mysteries of universes located in a mysterious unknowable field of energy. Humans are plunging into a new age that brings new challenges.We're in free fall and the future beckons. Prepare for a hard landing.

MISC RECORDS

Tales of the Alhambra, Conquest of Granada

Akron, Ohio
High School
Jack London
Edgar Rice Burroughs-Tarzan
Zane Grey
Cleveland, Ohio
Thomas Paine
United States Air Force
James Michener
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonia, Texas
Biloxi Air Force Base, Mississippi
Tinker Air Force Base. Oklahoma
Duncanville Air Force Base, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Texas, Cab Driver
Carolyn Camp
Marriage
Arlington
Glen Rose
Dallas, Texas
Temco Aircraft
Arlington, Texas
Salt Lake City
Samak
Lot
Washington, City, Ut
Discharged from Air Force
Planet Earth
Israel
Thomas Friedman
Fareed Zakario
Edward O. Wilson
Charlie Rose
Barrack Obama
Resume:

USAF-four years
General Motors Employee
Temco Aircraft, Garland, Texas-Tool and Die Department
Temco Aircraft, Grand Praire, Texas Design Engineering Department
Arlington, Texas-Purchased Home
Ling-Temco-Vought-Minuteman Missile Program
LTV Corporation-Automatic Controls-Arlington, Texas-Reliability Engineering Program
Transferred to Automatic Controls-Arlington, Texas Quality Engineering Department
Transferred to Minuteman Missile Quality Project Engineer
LTV Corporation-Automatic Controls-Arlington, Texas Division moved to SLC, Utah and merged with Memcor Division 1971
Division Renamed E-Sysytems Montek Division
FAA Denver, Colorada Designated Manufacturing Engineer and Designated Design Engineer/Representing-Representing FAA/Design Engr.
Promoted to Quality Engineering Supervisor
Promoted to Quality Engineering Manager Promoted to Division Quality Director Reporting to VP&GM of E-Systems Montek Division-Purchased by Raytheon Corporation/Production Testing, Quality Engr, Mfgr,Engr, Sofstware engr, ation, inspection fuctions, Configuration control.
Assigned Responsibility for Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Survey of E-Systems Air Asia Division in Taiwan
Assigned Responsibility to Conduct Audit of Air Asia Taiwan Division
E-Systems Corporation Sold to Raytheon Corporation ??
Retirement From Raytheon ??
Tore down old cabin and built a new home in 1998 and 1999-Moved in 2000 and sold Revere
Lived in KAMAS area-4 mile up Mirror Lake Highway for six years
Moved to Washington city??
Bought Willow Springs Dr.
Bought 14 Fairway
Bought Wildereness Gate
 I was fortunate to be raised in a unique geographic area where the Ohio River is formed by the convergence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers and is immediately enlarged by the joining of the big and Little Kanawha Rivers. Now, I’m spending my retirement years on the edge of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve where three ecosystems-the Mohave Desert, Colorado Plateau and Great Basin Desert merge. These are landscape extremes and each are spectacular in their own way. Fortunately, I am aware of the Universe and the fact that I live on a planet that circles the sun every twenty four hours, within our Milky Way Galaxy, as all hurtle outward through space. World scientists tell us this universe, and possibly many others, are composed of energy, changing form, and that all life is one fleeting, and temporary, form of this energy. Scientists also tell us that the meaning or source, creator, of this universal energy may never be known.

Based on family genetics, existing culture and religious environment, and enlightenment through classic forms of study and research I define myself as secular, conservative, and independent of all special interests that would strive to control freedom to reason, imagine, and act in the common welfare of family, society, and all national and world citizens. Maintaining and advocating this freedom is difficult in a society that easily surrenders their independence and responsibilities to partisan political parties, religious institutions, and national and international special interests for a path that is less demanding and requires Little or no accountability.

I believe world citizens should strive to establish standards that allow them to know when the state of the nation and when the state of the world has reached acceptable levels. Once these standards are established each nation could then establish a constitution that would allow them to reach their goals and meet all standards.


 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                             

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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