A Dose of Nature

In “The Enlightening,” Merle Akeetheran gives the following advice to Ken. “…take a moment here and there to smell the roses, as they say. Come out here, to the park, and enjoy the natural goodness of your planet. If you can’t make it out to the park, or somewhere like this, you should be able […]

The Three Fates– The Moirai

Stories of mythological and/or magical beings are probably as old as language itself. Regardless of their monstrous or fantastical capabilities, people have debated the reality and provenance of many of these beings for a very long time. One person’s myth is another person’s reality—that was true in ancient times, and it is still true today. […]

We can Make a Difference

Pollution is a world-wide problem, as Merle Akeetheran points out in The Enlightening. Industrial-level pollution can follow the hydrologic cycle and be carried around the entire Earth.  Merle pointed out that this defilement reaches areas as remote as the mountaintop in the Himalayas where he enlightened Ken as to the nature of electromagnetic energy and […]

A Shout-out to Merle Akeetheran

In “The Enlightening,” Merle Akeetheran opines that overpasses and underpasses that allow wildlife to safely cross busy roads are a good idea.  Merle points out that many people are killed and seriously injured each year due to vehicle/ animal collisions, and the carnage inflicted upon the affected fauna can be quite considerable.  In fact, Merle […]

The Enlightening, Now on Facebook

We are glad to announce that The Facebook page for The Enlightening is now open. Please stop by for a visit, to make a comment, or perhaps to spur some discussion regarding the book.  Thanks! Follow the link above or search for “The Enlightening” on Facebook and then click the Like button.  

Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Captures Amazing UFO Footage

A lot of people say that there aren’t any good UFO photos or videos.  Here is some footage captured by a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using an advanced Raytheon infrared imaging system.  The Weapons Systems Operator manages to “box” the image of a very fast object, on his third attempt.  The rapidly flying object in question is […]

Emotion Recorded in Tranquility

In one scene of The Enlightening, Merle mentions that the song “Green River,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, reminds him of William Wordsworth. In fact, Merle says that the song wouldn’t even be possible if it wasn’t for Wordsworth, who was perhaps the primary figure of the Romantic Era of English literature. English Romanticism valued emotional, […]

Our Human Stubbornness

Have you ever missed out (or nearly missed out) on a great chance in your life, by framing things in terms of your own expectations?  Perhaps it was a person who, at first glance, you judged negatively, and who later turned out to be somebody you would have liked to have known.  Or perhaps it […]