Thursday, November 28, 2013


I was on a flight last week from Chicago to Philadelphia and sat next to a chemist. We had a fruitful conversation about family and talked the whole flight.

In the office space often what we refer to as office chemistry it is more of a mix of personality and skills. Good chemistry is very important in order to achieve business objectives and overall atmosphere.

What we consider the periodic chart and chemistry was practiced for thousands of years under various names alchemy , medicine and various uses defined a broad science. We have today a life today where food is produced with various combinations of additives and flavor enhancements. Our clothing is no longer 100% cotton, poly substances make up most materials.

Our life is surrounded by vinyls and plastics , liquids and resins, carbon fibers and aluminum. Chemistry is probably the most exciting field today. Though most will get into engineering or accounting or get a phd in medicine before considering this often forgotten field.

The chemist is not as glamorous as a sports figure or politician yet they have more of an effect on society than most. The alchemist was usually thought of as someone that produced magic. Actually chemistry may seem like magic to the untrained. We often see the mad science experiment performed by our wacky high school science teacher. Smoke coming from liquid nitrogen or inhaling helium and making our voices sound like daffy duck.

The fact is we are made up of chemicals water mostly, and probably another dozen or so natural elements. Lately we can add over 200 synthetic elements not natural to the body. Why the great increase in un-natural and synthetic particles? Partly in the way we grow our food with non-orgnic fertilizers and mostly additives too numerous to mention.

The reason this is all so important is the various health conditions that are being uncovered, unfortunately many among our children. Cancers of the colon ,prostate and pancreas are on the rise.
Breast cancer , testicular cancers not to mention lung and facial cancers. Carcinomas were once rare now are common. Are we chemically aware as a society - it seems like we are becoming more chemically aware compared to twenty years ago. Now the packaging has to disclose the ingredients due to allergies etc.

Are we all chemically the same - NO! It is proven some are allergic to some substances and some are prone to diabetic conditions. The basic ingredients are there Yet we are all unique chemically. We may one day discover chemistry is a spiritual reaction also. Where you live, what you eat , what you do for a living all effect your life force. You may be happier living in clean air , drinking clean water. Eating certain foods that may satisfy a chemical balance or avoiding some.

There is more to spirituality than just belief - we need to view our environment and other catalysts to find a pure life style.


Monday, November 25, 2013


What a jazz band in heaven! We often think of angels playing harps and perhaps some flutes or a choir in heaven. However the truth is the preferred music is jazz. All the percussion instruments in perfect harmony and a heavenly beat beyond words. It always made me wonder why the bible mentioned the trumpet and various instruments. 

It may be surprising to note heavenly jazz is real. If you have experienced this amazing music we now know the origin. Heaven- Jazz comes from heaven. 

Jazz up the holidays,

The Chicken and The Egg

We seem to all come back to the question what came first the chicken or the egg?
This question can be answered by a motion picture depicting the egg being laid , the egg hatching growing to a chicken , then another egg laid repeating the cycle over.

We also come into contention with what is called the mobius strip or cylinder in which a continuos surface is twisted in such away connecting back to itself. It is often the symbol used for eternity this twisted loop. Infinitely describing a scenario with no beginning or end.

We can only view one flat surface at any given point in time but actually the strip is two flat surfaces..

This is very much like going back and forth into time. We can only view as much of the surfaces that our memories will allow. What if we were able to tap into the consciousness of all life. We would see all sides of the cylinder front and back. This is very much what it is like living in the spirit. You begin to see everything as a never ending unfolding story. Very similar to how Ende saw it, who wrote the never ending story.

We hear of the saying the ends justify the means, what if there is no end? No means? No chicken?No egg? We would not need justification. We would not even need to hear. We would just exist or not exist - eternal bliss. We would choose to live on the visible or the not visible side of the cylinder. We would see the invisible become reality and reality disappear becoming invisible.

Meditating on this cylinder is something that helps me to understand relationship between realities. Some call us dreamers as it may seem like we are in a trance like state or dream state. It first happened in a classroom to me as a child. We were in a math class , I entered the dream state found myself in band playing cymbals. When the teacher dismissed the class in my hands were a set of cymbals. Not ever remembering where they came from - this was math class.

Driving a  car to the hospice to visit a friend, stopping at a light and slipped into another consciousness. Experienced what seemed liked weeks in a few seconds someone in the car poked me and said Earl are you ok, the light changed to green. It happened time and time again soon realized it would have to be controlled some way. It was like being the real Dr Who.. slipping through time and space. On one particular occasion appeared in a goblin world. It was all too real , actually frightened the goblins along a hillside. I wrote a poem , where the goblins roam.

Not sure what came first the chicken or the egg , one thing sure is that I have lived an incredible life or lives.


Goat or Turkey

I asked a friend of mine from India if he was having turkey for Christmas and he smiled. They are having a goat leg with thigh with special seasoning and barbecue. While it seemed out of the ordinary to me goat is popular in parts of Africa and India.

Many will have chicken or ham foregoing the traditional turkey dinner. In our office we were given an office party choice of tacos or fajitas. No matter what the meal it is a time for thanks and giving. We live in a time when the largest (super) tsunami hit the philippines and hurricane Sandy is still in cleanup almost a year later.

Weather seems to be getting more severe and with the internet and cellular we are more aware of every tragedy. We are connected by social networks twitter and Facebook. Linked In to business associates and old classmates. The new technology cloud can store all of our pictures , videos or presentations and give access to one of several media tools including our cars , our cell phones, tablets or laptops. The mobile revolution is taking place at this very moment. Everything is in motion-- I recently attended an international conference on information technology. The amount of data has grown more in the past two years than all of the previous years combined.

Perhaps we will have  turkey this year if we take the time to prepare the traditional meal or stay in motion. To me it is a time to sit still, turn off the videos and mobile devices. Talk to each other in the often forgotten art of conversation. Turn off the news - talk about family. Whether it is goat or turkey enjoy the time together.

Peace to all.