From Science Fiction to Poetry and Philosophy:
Odds and Ends from my books
Some material from past and future works:
The Cover for the Second Volume of: Forbidden & Unholy Speculations
"Forbidden and Unholy Speculations Book II" currently exists as a huge stack of notes, standing ready to be worked into a manuscript, which will probably be published in 2005.
One of my favorite quotes is: "In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King."
I like to add to this quote, a quote of my own, "Until the population, in its ignorance, destroys the eye"
Know it or not, we all live in that "Land of the Blind" or at least in the "Land of the Nearly Blind." Those of you who are not far too busy to be somewhat observant, you can see this is true of all of the world's cultures, nations, and societies. It's clear, we throughout our long histories have been wandering through our self-made darkness, stumbling forward, and ever feeling, by trial and error, our way into the future.
We, all of us, are too willing to ignor anything that lies beyond our own very comfortable repertoire of known patterns, and this laziness, and an inherent fear that our own ideas could in any way be wrong will always extract its price upon our hopes for future discoveries, on our developement and survival as unique individuals, and in history's final summation, for the survival of humankind.
In the best sense of truth, we humans are creatures wondering in a twilight universe of near darkness, where with our feeble and restrictive tunnel vision, we see only the most minimal of sights that are there to be discovered. We are like nearly dumb and blind beings, that are poking through the bars of our sensory cage into the vast darkness, which is the creature that is the rest of the universe.
Image of my oil painting "Sunset on the Desert"
This is a painting of a desert scene at sunset, when the twilight is fading. The foreground of the painting contains a tree, whose form reveals its past history of standing and thriving against the extemes of nature's harsh weather. The Desert landscape of the painting has clearly been deeply and torturously etched by sudden rains and their flash floods, all of which is a metaphor for the human condition.
I have a powerful love of deserts and near deserts, where Mother Nature by means of sever fugality has trimmed the numbers of all of the lifeforms, thus allowing each of them a descrete space of their own, where they are able to display their individuality.
Image of my oil painting "Campsite"
Image of the Cover of my Book "REAL WORLD POETRY" just published 28 November 2004.
REAL WORLD POETRY: The mood of these poems addresses the lack of objective truth within many of the major pholosophies of the world's cultures. The poems strive to dress those wounds, of cognitive dissonance, with a dressing of hope and guidance towards a more reasonable outlook upon life. They offer a direction to life's struggles to discover a meaningful perspective, which can be embraced by reasonable peoples, allowing them to find a guiding path to peace of mind, and some form of contentment within a world that everyday waxes and wanes between its self proclaimed ancient formulas and morals, which have grown so crumbly with time's passing as to be without any substantial or meaningful substance.
Image for "INSTINCTS" CD Label
In the conclusions of "INSTINCTS" I proposed "this group of instincts, whose expression has been so powerfully enhanced, are the more primary determiners of our successes within the natural environment, than are any of our physical features, including those features that gave us the potential for bipedal walking, or the marvelous dexterity of the human hand, or any other physical features of our kind. Our Ape relatives have good approximations of these same physical features, but there is not the same comparision, between their achievements in the natural world, and our achievements."
Butterflies are creatures that more than any other creature symbolize the nature of the metamorphisis of all life, its ever changing beauty, its fluxing for survival as a delicate creature within an uncaring and harsh natural environment, and like a flower, the transient nature of all beauty, and of all life.
Developmental Stage of a Cover for a Future Book.
Watercolor Painting from my High School Days
Playing with Watercolors this is one of the very few surviving fantasy creations from my very early experiments in art.
Illustration from "Lock Linked - Intelligence - Instinct - Dreams - Education "
Illustration depicting how three different kinds of sensory inputs to an intelligent system are integrated to become associated memories within the Long Term Memory
Image of a Metal Plate sculpted by artists at Isfahan, Iran.
Reproduction in composite metals of the famous image of the Persian King Darius, "Slaying the Mythical Beast." From images carved in stone at the ancient Persian archaeological site at Persepolis, Iran.
Late Springtime on the Top of a Mountain
Author on the top of one of the mountains of the High Uintah Range.
High Power Transmitter Room
Taking a momentary break in the transmitter room at an Alaskin Site.