I am one of us, who is scouring the frontier of the unknown, trying to better answer the questions of who we are, and what is life. I led myself down a path that was apparently winding, but existentially, appropriate and direct, that included science and engineering with a focus on cosmology and microbiology, but also involving love for a wide range of the arts, from choir, orchestra, theater to a deep appreciation and enjoyment of jazz, bluegrass, and rock and roll. My current visual expressions of art, rise out of a joint artistic venture named Elypsis . . . , created with my partner Sonya Blaydes, where we take uniquely framed digital photographs of natural or architectural patterns that catch our eyes, and manipulate them into kaleidoscopic mandalas, for publication as printed media or transcendent meditation videos. I also teach, with Sonya’s assistance, Neoclassical Long Form T’ai-chi Ch’üan, which is a restored Yang Style form that delivers both meditation and martial protection. I have been a health conscious vegetarian for 35 years and supplement my diet with certain nutrients that are favorable to longevity. My 20 Things dietary program is available on the TaoistDragons web site, and many pieces of our art maybe viewed at elypsisart.com . My top accomplishments so far are my marvelous, beautiful and intelligent children who redeem the tribulations of fatherhood with their conscious, loving presence. So my quest here on Earth, is to help make this world a more conscious, beautiful and peaceful place for my children, my astonishing grandchildren, and my yet to be known great grandchildren, who I intend to live long enough to play with.
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- #wakeup.. #political I am wondering how we are going to change the world? It must be done. We exist under what are certainly, intolerably unreasonable, political scenarios that ride herd on our freedoms like some shadow sailing over us, instead of an organized instrument of the people that fosters potential futures that actually serve the growth of mankind, and the unfathomable genetic depth of life on this ancient planet. When profit is the motive for industry, that industry is likely not profitable to the people at large, and even more unlikely to be designed to conform to a more ideal human future.
OnStellar, has the potential to be such a forum, but the ideological synergism hoped for in the beginning hasn't spawned the outpouring of truth that was expected, even though we finally had a forum without rules. So why are we not burning up OnStellar with our knowledge of what is going on around us? Though many on my contacts list, are listed as not appearing for months now, it does seem that the most important players are still in the game. We need to blow on the coals! This fire needs oxygen! I am guilty as well. My posting here has been minimal. Many, many things have been occurring on a local level, but I chastise myself as well.
I am just wondering about our fate here, on Earth, and I wonder how much of the full disclosure of the future, actually begins in concepts like OnStellar and the efforts of the people who put this fine entity together, for the sake of humanity! For the sake of the world and the truths they know need to be told! Heroes for certain, but we need to wield words here like Thor's Hammer, and put our perceptions out on the table, so we can sort through the jumble of mismedia, or propogandic presentations that do not serve the higher aspirations, human beings in general, incline toward. Those higher visions of what we can be, are true visions of the future, and the more we stay on the path, the shorter time it takes to make the journey to that intelligent existence. The path is always under our feet, as imperfection is impossible in a Universe such as this, but we wander needlessly away from our lovely goal. Every war has been just a bad choice, of people who have run themselves out of other options. War need never happen again. The environment is unchallengingly precious, and must be protected at all costs. We must know what and why they are spraying things in our skies, AND what they are spraying.
I am just reaching out, trying to strike a match, maybe kindle some true dialog with the great minds I see on the list to my right. How can we align this world to true purpose, if we cannot start fires in rich tender like OnStellar? You will know the situation is dire, when it becomes obvious to the oblivious, and we have arrived! It is past the time to wake. The alarm has been ringing for years. I welcome your comments.0 0 0 0
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- Sonya and I in the Gloria Singletary Gallery at the Living Arts & Science Center in Lexington, Ky, in front of our piece, Sun Spokes, a 39”x 63” metalized canvas print of a colorful rack of bicycles in front of the student dormatories on the University of Kentucky campus.0 0 0 0