Press "Enter" to skip to content

Distant Worlds / Alternate Realities

Dreams and imagination are two places we go to detach from a reality defined by scientists and politicians. But where is the line between reality and unreality? Cosmologists seem to be finding more in our universe that defies established ‘laws’ leaving our understanding of physics uncertain. Do parallel universes exist? Is there an afterlife, and if so, do heaven and hell exist? I can no more answer these questions definitively than the experts in each field. But I have a belief in a divine creator who has set a code of morality for humanity. And while my moral character fails far too often, imagination and dreams allow me to shape alternate realms of my own making, revealing all their wonders and flaws. In one broad stroke I call this sphere of imagination The Gulch.

What is it you think you know? What do you simply BELIEVE?

Read the news on any given day and you will find truth as it exists in the eyes of journalists and editorial staffs. In recent years the division between those on the right and those on the left has grown wider.

People have become more passionate about their beliefs. In itself, this wouldn’t seem terrible, but too often that passion is fueled by anger, mistrust and hate. Instead of putting down roots at one extreme or the other and taking up arms against our sea of troubles, would it not be more helpful to move toward middle ground and lean to the left or lean to the right, speak up for what we believe but recognize an axiom made famous by Spok of Vulcan: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few; or the one.”

We are by nature self-centered creatures and to push for all that is self-serving, we fall to the lowest levels of our potential. When we put others ahead of ourselves and fight for the welfare of the greater population, anyone of us can rise to noble pursuits