Is there a God? Can religion be compatible with science? Do miracles happen? Why do bad terrible things happen to good people? You are on a lifetime journey seeking answers to these questions.
You want to base your beliefs on science, reason, and logic, while still affirming purpose and meaning for human existence. You seek to value religious traditions and scriptures but want to avoid accepting obsolete dogmas and superstitions.
The author, a scientist and business leader, shares insights carefully collected and collated during his 70-year quest, and provides surprising, illuminating, and stimulating ideas to help point you in the right direction.
Is it still possible to experience and participate in spirituality like the ancients did? Yes, and it can be done with poetic flair and joy.
1.Tell me about yourself.
I am a typical family man, father
of four, 71 years old, who has a 50 year career in high technology, has been
president of 3 different leading companies in the precise time and frequency
industry, including leading roles in the development of satellite
communications and navigation systems including GPS. I have degrees in Physics,
Math, and Operations Research and I have contributed technically to my field as
well as in management.
But I have also written. It is not
possible to precisely pin my writings into a "genre". Perhaps similar
to the ancient Hebrew prophets, or the psalms, or Nietzsche, one thing for
certain, no AI, chatGPT or OpenAI could have written this book! It is unique
I have been on a life long
spiritual journey, having explored all
world religions, and am determined to
find a faith compatible with modern science and reason.
Tell me more about your journey as an author, including the writing processes.
Pieces of this book, poems, were
written as early as my teenage years, though most is later. More than half was
written in the last 5-10 years. Before my self editing, the manuscript was
many, many times bigger. I consider the
end result to be very concise, focused, and condensed. It is unified and makes
sense as a whole. While even the prose parts are "poetic", it is most
certainly NOT like most books of poems that are sort of random. The poems and
the prose are real, meaningful and communicative. One could certainly read just
the prose if one hated poetry :-) Well more than half the book is prose and
every item, poems included, contribute to a unified whole with purpose.
3. Tell me about your Book (that you want to talk about)
/ Story (that you want to highlight)
The book includes true, personal
anecdotes. Every word and sentence was agonized over. The underlying message is
that there is Purpose, even though we do not know entirely what it is, and even
the fact that we are in the dark, on so much,
with the great unknowns and mysteries challenging us, is part of the
plan to optimize all good. But it can be so painful along the way....
Readers will find the book
interesting, a page turner that they will come back to again and again, I think.
4. Any message for our readers
I respect the reader's time. I made
great efforts not to waste any reader's time. I believe I have unique and
interesting things to say. I wrote a book I would have loved to read
I painstakingly thought and
massaged every word so many times, I am satisfied that this is the best I can
do. And of course I was influenced by the King James Bible, Shakespeare,
Medieval, Romantic, and modern English
poetry (which I studied in college), Chinese poetry, Philosophical writings by
the leading philosophers, etc.