Connect to the Infinite

The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. Jules Verne Mathematicians say there are infinite numbers between 0 and 1, and a bigger infinity between 0 and 2. And scientifically minded people would say all the atoms in the …

Oceanic Soul

There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath. – Herman Melville A while back I found a large bone on the beach. After studying it for a few hours I determined it was from a whale, specifically it was a …

Change Your World

…Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency – Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass) It is time to release yourself from the chaffing bindings of disagreeable preaching, teaching …

Divine Nature

All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. – Jorge Luis Borges There is nothing extraneous …

Doolittle’s Raiders

On April 18, 1942, an avenging thunder hit Japan and rolled mightily on to China, leaving in its wake jubilation and desolation. That thunderous shock was delivered by the eighty legendary Doolittle Raiders. – C.E.Wheeler Engine bolt from B-25 Mitchell – Plane 3 – 1942 Doolittle Raid. Recovered in China by C.E. Wheeler I bought …

Expressing Gratitude

But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together. – Bram Stoker Globally, we are limited in our mobility right now. Those who have to go to work, return home almost immediately afterwards. Some places are limiting people’s time for daily outdoor recreation, but many open spaces we once …

My Dad, My Hero, Decorated World War Two Combat Veteran

I have been thinking a lot about my father the past few weeks. He has been in the hospital twice (for multiple issues) during the covid-19 pandemic. He is 95 years old and had some major health issues to deal with this spring. And I am thousands of miles away. My wonderful brother, sister and …