Thursday, November 15, 2018

Angels of the Quantum Gate: Personal Space: Return to the Garden

Angels of the Quantum Gate: Personal Space: Return to the Garden: Personal Space: Return to the Garden  is a sequel to the questionably fictional account of character Donald Henson’s “encounters of the uni...

Personal Space: Return to the Garden

Personal Space: Return to the Garden is a sequel to the questionably fictional account of character Donald Henson’s “encounters of the universal kind” as told by Mr. Henson in his book, Angels of the Quantum Gate. As such, it is a continuation, many years later, of those galactic truths and universal mysteries that summoned Don Henson and destroyed him. Almost, but not quite. For Don then, and the reader now, will learn that space, the place and the concept, is both empty and full. It is nothingness, and it is everything. It is soundless without silence. It is aloneness, but its visitors may not be alone. Space may bring answers that ask greater questions, an awareness of unforeseen connections, and new definitions of life. 

Joseph Jayden, a young, relatively well-to-do, resident of Argane, coastal city in the North American Eastern Territories, blasted off from an almost derelict launch station in PTown, en route to the moon.  As he orbited the moon’s far side, he discovered an uncharted crater accompanied by an intense disruption of his PSV (Personal Space Vehicle) navigation and control systems. He escaped imminent danger to return to the moon’s largest base on the Sea of Tranquility and to ask his engineer friend, Winston Gunning, to check out his space vehicle and to provide a way for him to return to the site of the crater and the disturbance. 
Meanwhile,  archaeologist Dr. Margaret Yeardsley of the Cartwright Institute, Greater Britain, as one of her assignments, attended a strange ritual taking place near Grover, Eastern Territory, on property that had previously belonged to Donald Henson, a character in the book, Angels of the Quantum Gate. Henson had been a corn farmer, but he had been forced to become an astronaut at the behest of some mysterious groups, not all of them terrestrial. 
Members of the ritual group had informed Margaret Yeardsley that she was to seek an uncharted crater on the far side of the moon. Through that connection, Joseph and Margaret came to be associates in a search that led to companionship and cosmic adventures. 

“Margaret was dazed. She tried to reason, tried to bring logic to her thoughts that might explain what she had endured. She had slipped a bright yellow trail beyond anything she had known or had prepared herself to know. There had been no simulations, no amount of training, nothing that could have prepared her for these events, so alien in every sense of the word. 
Now she was living a song on another world. A song from the past, earth’s past, her past. She had studied twentieth century music, and she remembered. Somewhere in a memory’s deep recess had been a song about a cavern, or the abandoned mine in which she now crouched like a threatened animal. She wondered which of these variables had first existed, or if they existed at all.
Her job had been to uncover and try to understand. But right now she wanted to return to a museum, to any or all the museums she had ever known. They were places where real objects had been kept, preserved, identified, cataloged, ordered, purposefully displayed, with meaning and with reason. 
Now she was Clementine, lost and maybe gone forever. Just like an ancient song.”

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Eric Sevareid, before the launch of Apollo 11

Eric Sevareid, before the launch of Apollo 11, said,

"They are like people who have gone into the other world and have returned, and you sense they bear secrets that we will never entirely know, and that they will never entirely be able to explain."

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fairies, by Richard Dawkins

"There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"
- Richard Dawkins

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Can we ever expect to understand existence?

John Archibald Wheeler who, in his ‘It from bit’ talk concluded:
Can we ever expect to understand existence? Clues we have, and work to do, to make headway on that issue. Surely someday, we can believe, we will grasp the central idea of it all as so simple, so beautiful, so compelling that we will all say to each other, “Oh, how — could it have been otherwise! How could we all have been so blind so long!”

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Kathryn Fernquist Hinds

I am a candle in the shadows
I am a thread through the labyrinth
I am a flute that sings
with the breath of the Mighty...
– Kathryn Fernquist Hinds

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Richard Feynman Quote

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination — stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one-million-year-old light. A vast pattern — of which I am a part…. What is the pattern, or the meaning, or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent? - Richard Feynman