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Soliloquy is the act of speaking to oneself or as if no one is present.  It's a little like talking to yourself or giving a speech before anyone hears it.  What I am doing here is a little like that.  If someone should read this page, most of these thoughts come from that which I read or experience or that which I am laying out in words from my own ideas, thoughts, and reactions.  I give references when I can.  When ideas become part of ones character it takes extensive research to find out who may have given you insight. 

The links below/left are bookmarks to subjects on this page. 

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A little Intro
A little History

My WEB Building Services
1421 A change in History
October Horse (Old Roman History)
The Sword of the Prophet by Serge Trifkovic
Leberal Fascism

 

 

 

You Must Read: "Liberal Fascism" by Jonah Goldberg!  
 

You will find that a few self proclaimed idealists, from history and in this present day, have decided to change the world  along with our way of living in America.  Their purpose is to take the ultimate power of GOD and ANNOUNCE that the old GOD is dead.  The new GOD will be the GOVERNMENT controlled by an the progressive "more enlightened" few.  We the people, who up to now have been free, would be governed by a progressive movement of those elite powerful few who believe that it is illegal to believe in God and publicly proclaim the belief.  It is the aim of SOCIALISTS, FASCISTS, COMMUNISTS (differs only by country) to overtake all belief systems that exist and replace them with the modern elite liberal thinking. 

My main purpose on this website to highlight the need for overt demonstration and exercise of our freedoms.  We must remain free from any totalitarian PROGRESSIVES who have been allowed their freedom of speech by us only to use our freedoms to undermine or subvert our foundations of this nation. 

 

I can remember the days of the old Royal or Underwood typewriters along with the AB dick mimeographs and Comptometers that I used for many years before this Computer Age came upon our generations.  I find this new world we live in today fascinating because as we gain new great tools, we tend to lose contact with other valuable facets of living under the disguise of a kind of secular progressivism.  We tend to "through the baby out with the bathwater" to make room for the new age.  The Baby is the main part of our future, and we tend to just ignore the reality.  We ignore the reality of spirituality that still is part of who and what we are as a civilization.  I have often been just as guilty as anyone else by sometimes losing track of "a right direction."  We have realized a new physical life that we find ourselves enjoying, but we have forgotten the most important truths that humans innately hold as "self evident" and for which we all continue to pursue and value.  The physical part of life is very important, but the spiritual reality cannot and should not be left behind.  I do not refer specifically to religion of any variety.  By using the word Spiritual I raise the conversation to a more mindful spiritual level that humans innately respect. 

 

"Truths held to be self evident" are ultimately important."  "Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."  "Among these" address the fact that there OTHER WORDS that further explain our original Declaration of Independence, and give us further guidance.  Try: Courage, Perseverance, Self Discipline, Humility, Reverence, Respect, and Honesty. 

We all would like to see political change , but we also must recognize that America is a Culture of freedoms from oppression, which most of us respect and stand behind.  Changes that are good to some may be disaster to others, so when Political Laws are made in our Congress and Regulation is controlled by other agencies, the preservation of the Freedom Culture for all must be maintained.  When taxes are taken from selected groups and given to other selected groups, our national culture is fractured, the fabric of our economy of capitalism is fractured and the culture of freedom is eroded and continues to erode until we understand again that Equality is mostly Spiritual and not a Physical thing.  Those "Truths held to be self evident" must be up front in all that we as humans create such as laws and regulations.  Good cannot be legislated.  Laws can only attempt to prevent bad things from happening and then sometimes in the process the unintended consequence of good things being taken away result. 

 

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A little Intro  

I have spent a little time on this earth and I believe that I have learned a thing or two over these many years.  My aim with my WEB site is to relay some of these insights and give a few references to add a little credence to my opinions and to those truths that were held to be self evident for many past generations.  I believe that these truths are still a navigational aid to living even for today, but are ignored and rejected by some because it takes a little courage to maintain the resulting  good character that comes from a kind of personal spiritual guidance. 

The last several years have been filled with many meetings and discussions about education in general as well as education here in the the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.  There have been many strained discussions and decisions made.  It all comes with being an elected Civil Servant.  Everyone cannot possibly always agree with the hard decisions that must be made in our school district, but we are doing well. 

When I look at the big picture, I can see a school district that is prepared as best any school district can be in a State that is having financial difficulties that are unprecedented.  We are a public school provided for by the State of California.  In the past, when we have needed further funding, the citizens of the Tahoe Truckee area have supported us with several bond issues passed with a super majority.  We have a building program that is keeping our facilities upgraded as needed to provide a better learning environment in our district students. 

Yes, we are doing well on the physical facility part, but I can see where we need to do better with the education part.  I have a goal to attempt to help, in some way, students, parents, staff, and teachers that education starts with personal commitment to a moral based life.  Once we establish good character, most everything else will fall in place.  We will all be self starters that help build on the good character of each other.  No one of us can do it all.  Even though we are a law abiding society, no set of laws can ever be the ultimate guide.  It is each person holding those traits of good character for themselves and others that guides us all toward the better American life.  It takes a commitment to virtue before anyone will obey any law. 

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1421, A book that could change the History we thought we knew!
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I have just read the book by Gavin Menzies, 1421 (year of discovery).
Gavin makes a compelling case that the China of the 15th century must have traveled around the world by their great Treasure Fleets.  The most hard hitting theory is that the Chinese were the first to land on the continent we now call America.  The Chinese of feudal times discovered the North and South American Continents!  They were, as Gavin Menzies has theorized, almost everywhere in the world except the Mediterranean and European part of the world.  They probably missed this area because they primarily sailed in front of prevailing winds and ocean currents.  We can't all be perfect. 

Gavin explains how the Chinese were way ahead of their time in the feudal world of the 15th century. I know that I have read other books and articles as to how Old China was very advanced in their years of long ago, but I have never found the evidence that Gavin refers to in his book. 

1421, is worth reading!  It will enhance your thinking that will be out of the normal accepted historical perspective.  It is not destroying any history, just adding a perspective that has not been in any of our history books until now. 

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A little History  

I have done many things.  In early school I used to think of myself as a scientific type.  I studied and actually enjoyed math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, engineering, etc.  Along with all that I enjoyed philosophy, literature, forms of communication and so on.  During my high school years Civil Air Patrol gave me the chance to be a young leader and understand that we all need others to help mentor us.  One person cannot survive alone.  I worked as an electrician in the U. S. Navy for several years.  As time went along I became a little bored so I served as a Navy Recruiter.  The Navy supply system was to slow for me so I volunteered to procure material and parts for Navy Ship Electrical Repair.  It came time to move on, so I left the Navy and went back to College to major in Accounting and Business.  I never worked as an accountant, but I did spend 30 years in telecommunications and at the same time finished a 26 year career in military service with the Air Force and Air National Guard Electronics, Administration,  Intel, and Operations.  I suppose that I may have failed to mention a few other side jobs here and there, but I have definitely been interested and involved in many different  things.

Oh yes, I am a photographer as well.  I have taken pictures at some events that I have been a part of and have placed some of them on WEBSHOTS for viewing.  The above Album button will take you there.    I was a member of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) Board of Directors for eight years, 1998-2006

I'm thinking that maybe I should "write a book."  Everyone else is, but who'd want to read it?  Probably not many. 

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The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra
By Colleen McCullough

800 Pages - Simon and Schuster (November 2002)   

Book Review by: Newt Gingrich

This is the culminating sixth volume of one of the most important historical novels of our generation. Beginning with "The First Man in Rome" and continuing through "The Grass Crown," "Fortune's Favorites," "Caesar's Women," "Caesar: Let The Dice Fly" and finally "The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra", McCullough has carried us from just before Julius Caesar's birth on through the civil war following his death.

In this extraordinary series it is possible to see the crisis a hegemonic power faces whose political system is incapable of coping with the opportunities and threats which unparalleled power have brought to it.

The corruption and decay of the Roman Senate, the rise of outside interests seeking to bribe and corrupt Rome, the growing crisis for Italians as reactionary elements in Rome refuse to extend citizenship and the reversion of violence both in the street and with the Army all serve as sobering examples for modern citizens to contemplate as they watch the kaleidoscopic changes in our world and our times.

McCullough has the natural story teller's ability to surround big ideas with living, breathing, plotting, conniving, loving and hating people who remind us that politics and history are made by humans, not by anonymous trend lines.

In "The October Horse," Caesar is finishing the civil war against Pompey's forces (especially against Cato the Younger), developing a liaison and an alliance with Cleopatra in Egypt and returning to Rome to begin to reform the system until his enemies assassinate him in the Senate. The book ends with his nephew Octavius and Mark Antony taking on the assassins in a victorious second civil war followed by the initial murmurings of competition between Octavius (Caesar Augustus to be) and Antony.

This novel is a rich feast of people, scenes and maneuvering that is well worth reading in its own right.

While I like the October Horse very much, I strongly recommend that anyone interested in seeing our own time in the context of historic developments go back and read "The First Man in Rome" (Caesar's uncle Marius) and work their way through all six volumes.  This is a work of genius and it deserves to be very, very widely read.
                        Newt Gingrich

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I have read all 6 books (approximately 6000 pages total) and found each book hard to lay down.  This 6 book set consists of a story that follows the actual history so well that I felt like I was reading history books instead of fiction.         Mel

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THE SWORD OF THE PROPHET (The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam)  by Serge Trifkovic
In reading this book I have been enlightened on the origination of Islam by Muhammad of Arabia.  He was born around A.D. 570.  Islam was born in an area described by Serge Trifkovic as if "the highest of the Rockies have been submerged leaving just their barren peaks visible, with nothing but the desert in between"  "a sea of sand interrupted by the massive dunes."  It was and still is a desolate kind of existence for any human giving a reason or meaning to the emergence of a belief based upon stark desolate realities.  Muhammad, self anointed prophet about A. D. 610, preached to the people of this area of the prophecies given to him by God, Allah.  Eventually the Koran was written and gave rise to those who seek total power over all humans of the earth, under the name of Allah.  The empire builders emanating from Arabia have for hundreds of years invaded and wrecked much of the civilizations around their world, through war, severed body parts, and threat of death.  The Ottoman Empire was the latest vestige of the attempt to install Islam on a world wide basis.  Islam is at war on a permanent basis, guided by the Koran, with all the world except for Muslim Arabs or possibly any who swears allegiance to Allah.  You find the usual radicals today who still wage war to rid the world of the infidel described in the Koran.

 

Visit: http://www.hebookservice.com/ 
At "Quick Search"  Select: Title,  then Copy/Paste or type:  The Sword of the Prophet to search for the book.
 

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For those who wish to have a convenient internet presence with minimal cost, and need a WEB page built, or have a need for High Resolution Digital Photographs, feel free to drop me an email.  I may be able to help. 

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