Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time "Marches On" ? No, It LEAPS !! Can We Ever "Catch Up" ?

Inevitably is a factor here, I believe. The various traditional aspects of the world's cultures and societies seem to be chipped away at, in a too-rapid pace.

Maybe "chipped away" is not as appropriate description as "subtly transitioning," at an increasingly too-rapid pace. But, it is happening.

Earlier, I mentioned this matter in the book I authored, "Our Critical Challenge World-Wide". It has ancient deities and gods meeting a year or two ago, to discuss today's threatening perils and how to help all of us to cope.

The gods converse, and one says that young people in this 21st Century have a greater difficulty in successfully maturing from teenhood into maturity.

Not necessarily so, a colleague said; youth in all centuries have
had to deal with those troubling years.

But they basically agreed that roadblocks confronting today's youths are probably greater than ever, in history.

The changes cited that youth must contend with were numerous. The demand
that youth become better educated in order to compete and achieve as
technologies evolve, as years of life-expectancy increase and place more burdens, as peoples of different cultures and different religions meld into a tighter social mix, as life-styles change. Etcetera. Difficult, indeed, for our youth.

This has led me to a thought or two, that if today's youth have it rough
to happily cope, theirs is a venture somewhat paralleled by ours -- those of elderly years, that is.

You don't have to think about this matter. Just note it! Shortcuts now
make it so you don't have to trip to the library for deep research; you accomplish the same by leisurely reading the Kindle or iPad or whatever, in you hand. A century ago, adults saw friends maybe once a week, at church. Then came telephones for immediate contacting, and then the hand-held two-way radios. And television. And, lately, those gadgets
that you put in your hands and let fingers tap away to exchange text messages with friends.

Now, of course, you add the wonders of opportunities to pursue any and all types or research, via the computer. Ah, the wonders of Facebook, of Twitter, of Blogging!

I am "old hat." I remember well, suffering through a couple of years in high school being in daily typewriting class, learning correct use of this finger to manipulate one key, and aother finger to specifically be used
for another key. Practice led to improvement. I masstered the typing, realtively speaking, and it has served me well, and still does.

Contrast that with the example of my great granddaughter, now in middle school. She has not been exposed to a typing class. Do they teach it any more? She can relax in an easy chair, and use that wee hand-held gadget to communicate with friends. She hasn't had to learn fingering technique, but she deftly types letters on it quicker than I can type on my computer.
Furthermore, she doesn't have to learn proper spelling. An amazing
language of condensed/counter-mixed letters and symbols comes into existence. It is different. But it is effective communication!

Well, my g-granddaughter is coping well. She is good with that technical apparatus. With a computer, too. If anything, I conclude, her potential scope of achieving may, indeed, be broader than mine was, at her age.

Will she ever "catch up" I doubt it, if the "LEAPING" continues as we
hopefully prevent future nuclear warfare. But her being a part of that
constant effort to "catch up" will be a positive for our society.

Our role, in all this? We must find the means to avoid the perils of
nuclear warfare, via international agreements reached by humans who have respect for each other, and a desire for happy co-existence.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Coincidence of Timing

The tragedy in Japan, or the tragedieshave compounded into almost incomprehensible horror. Who knows when the succession of tragedies there will taper off, and eventually end?

My "coincidence of timing" has been occasioned by those Japan catastrophes, and I do not want to lessen the degree of our sympathies and compassion for our fellow humans there, by posting this.

Now, for the coincidence. I authored a book late last year, "Our Critical Challenge World-Wide." It deals with the topic of potential annihilation of mankind by perhaps inevitable nuclear warfare. It is fiction and non-fiction. Gods & Deities from ancient times convene again, recently, in
Athens. They have lively discussions and finally develop a pathway they
think could save mankind.

The timing? My book finally was published a week ago, and we are in the
initial process of marketing it. Who would have thought, when I finished the writing of it, that it would be published at the very time that a
major, devastating nuclear mishap would occur and be reported world-widc by the media.

My book does not delve into the right or wrong of whether nuclear research should be pursued for the purpose of improving mankind's "lot." (Of course, such pursuing should be continued!) But it does convey the theme
that mis-use of the nuclear pursuing could lead to tragic happenings.

I hope the matter of the 'timing' of my book will result in sales, of course; but more important is my hope that it will help nurture awareness of neuclar warfare perils so that activists by the thousands will make the
efforts to successfully prevent those perils from occuring.
-- Paul Dinnis

Monday, March 14, 2011

Perils in Japan Give Us Further "Cause"

The nuclear perils caused by the Japan earthquake certainly might be harbingers we all should consider as targets for the honing of nuclear controls in every nation. I am a twin, and inclined to regard "twin concepts" with care. "Nuke Fission" could be one twin, and "Nuke Fusion," the other.
I am somewhat confused about it: Is one of them the "good twin," and the other perhaps the "bad twin?" I've been inclined to think that "fission" ties in with nuclear warfare, and "fusion" with beneficial "positive" aspects. But my dictionary says both have the same appelation to both: "The principle of the hydrogen bomb." I have recently engaged in a "cause" targeted at urging citizen activistm to convince nations to create laws
to destroy existing nuclear warfare materials and ban further production of them. The Japanese disaster should be a powerful jolt in our thinking, leading to action. Pertaining to "the cause," I refer you to our web-site,

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A New Beginning, A New Adventure

Oh, to be a credible blogger!  A respectable goal for this first-time blogger?  Especially in a field I consider to be critical for all mankind, not only our fellow Americans, but certainly for the survival of fellow humans throughout the world.

That critical field?  Well, it has to deal with the existence and the proliferation of nuclear warfare materials.   This is a subject that people mention in off-hand manner without giving deep thought of what can be done to minimize use of the nuclear weapons, or what might be done to eliminate the perils -- by seeking and obtaining mutual international agreements to destroy all such weaponry and, further, to ban future production of such "potential-annihilation" materials.

Toward that end, I have written a non-fiction/fiction book, "Our Critical Challenge World-Wide."
That might sound like a too-heavy title, but it has some light, but heavy, emphasese.  The fiction
portion has 50 deities and gods from centuries and eons ago, meeting recently (as the Bible and
myth say they did centuries ago) in Athens to seek ways to help our current occupants of earth  take steps to cope with the nuclear threats.

There is a bit of humor here-and-there, and the gods & dieties have 125 young people in a session
or two, to hear about the good and the unfortunate aspects of The Creator's handiwork, and to alert
the youths to accept responsibility to utilize reason and faith in developing political methods to
accomplish desired results.

The non-fiction portion of the book?  Most of it relates the evolving of religious beliefs the author
experienced during the (past) 8th deeade of his life.  A life-long Christian (Methodist), he came
to a realization that a good, balanced, mixture of reason and faith, might be utilized to avoid

We are self-publishing the book, having established our own  "publishing house" for that purpose.  The printing of the book will be accomplished in a week or so, and the e-book should become a reality perhaps a week after that.

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                                                  -- Paul E. Dinnis