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I deal with the contradiction of being a retired mechanical engineer and a Luddite at the same time. I have lost faith in our government: it is totally controlled by the corporate monster that is gobbling up the world. It uses mechanical engineers to make weapons or machinery to put people out of work while obscenely stripping natural resources. Mechanical engineers should be in green jobs helping the world adjust to a shrinking economy and the use of renewable energy, but that will not happen until this government collapses in its own stink.
Peak energy and global warming are double trouble that will manifest themselves soon. Consequently, I live in a rural area and am learning to grow my own food. This has brought me in closer contact with Nature, the real world, and I have never felt more spirituality. The country and the world can continue on its path to hell, and I will still find peace.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2020 Silver Creek Solstice Dial
The Silver Creek Solstice Dial is a sundial that was installed during a penumbral eclipse of the Moon and Celebrated its First Shadow on June 20, 2020, the Summer Solstice, a day which also included an annular Solar Eclipse. This article describes the sundial and the journey that brought it about.
(18 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Dynamics of Epidemics for Those Being Manipulated
This article uses numbers of people estimated to get this coronavirus taken from fairly reliable sources in an S-I-R mathematical model for epidemics to learn more about the virus and understand the response.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Spirits of Revolutionaries
This article contains brief descriptions of many of the revolutionary heroes of past days along with a brief analysis of what common traits they exhibited.
(55 comments) SHARE Friday, October 21, 2016 Eating Well is a Revolutionary Act
We have to act in ways that will inevitably change the US political system if we want to eat well and stay healthy. This article describes this revolution.