I’m grateful for much, including a loving upbringing and a special relationship with a life partner. I look back fondly on my childhood, and realize that my attitudes about world peace are in part possible because I grew up with a lot of love and trust.
Years spent learning about social problems has led me to believe strongly that there is hope for peace among humanity.
I once had a powerful vision. I was afraid for my life in a small boat floating in a large body of water, challenged by waves and dense fog. After some time a light appeared and I followed. The light gave me hope that I wasn’t alone, and safety was close. As I traveled, the waves soon subsided and the fog lifted, and my fear melted away. As I got closer to my guiding light, more lights began to fade into view. It was then I noticed a dark lamp in the back of my own boat, and wondered if there were others adrift in the darkness. I lit it, looking back into the darkness and remembering what is was like to be alone and afraid.
I’ve had many lights in my life: my wife, parents, teachers and authors. The most influential were Michael Shermer, Steven J Gould, Esther and Stephanie Sears.
This blog is my light.