Weird Things I Like
Some of these things I "like" like an acolyte, and some are what I touch base with to keep myself in check from becoming a crazy conspiracy theorist.
I'm all about conspiracies. They're fun, they're creative, and they explain things that defy easy explanation. BUT...
I first envisioned black women Seers when I conceptualized my current sci-fi project and started writing it in 2017.
I can't tell you how excited I was to stumble upon The Farsight Institute as a real-life project that uses Remote Viewing to have a look around in time and space. My favorite part? Most of the remote viewers there are black women.
UFOs and Earth History
Dude, where do I begin?
The coolest thing about this topic is its actuality.
As more and more events of the last seven decades are declassified, researchers are able to find the supporting documents for scores of interactions between non-terrestrial agents and citizens and officials of Earth.
As a result of the declassification and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you can now read their summaries and analyses of the history and current state of affairs on Earth, with regard to our place in the galactic pecking order.
I'm currently reading books by Dr. Michael Salla, and beginning to raise my awareness of how my national government and various corporate interests interact with Space and participate in global efforts that align with my own desires for peaceful coexistence, liberty and justice for all peoples of Earth .
When I was fourteen, I happened across a very attractive book at a used book store. Quantum Reality, by Nick Hebert. I didn't read it for a couple of years because I wanted to understand it.
When I did finally read it, I was, for the first time, excited by science. I still have it on my bookshelf and periodically touch base with lay resources and guides to understanding parts of Quantum Physics.
It's for fun.
It's a happy place where science and spirituality start talking about the same phenomena with different languages.
To those who may clamor in dismay, "Why didn't you put Jesus first on the list? Why did you group him with so-called weird things?" I respond:
Jesus is weird from the viewpoint of "normal" life on earth. Jesus was weird to his own context, that's why they killed him. The book of John, chapter 18 verse 36, quotes Jesus as he responds to Pilate's interrogation on the night Jesus was arrested.
"Jesus answered, “My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world.”
Look up in the dictionary the definition of weird, and you will find, variously: "involving the unearthly or uncanny, supernatural, strange, odd, bizarre. Archaic: having to do with or controlling fate or destiny."
Y'all, Jesus is weird. And awesome. And centered in my heart.
Thus, centered on this page.
I'm never not thinking up a story, a future, an idea, a solution to a problem, or concocting a whole universe of problems and characters to solve them.
It's taken thirty years of jotting down, and drawing and organizing enough things to get out of my head so that I'm finally looking for new things to put into my head.
I've found some favorite story craft references that are really helping me out of my ruts and blockages. Listed in order of most recent to oldest favs of the last five to ten years...
The Writer's Journey, Vogle 25th anniversary edition
Ross Hartman's new book
The First Five Pages
Book In a Month
My Favorite Film Quote On the Subject of Truth
"You remember when I said how I was gonna explain about life, buddy? Well the thing about life is, it gets weird. People are always talking ya about truth. Everybody always knows what the truth is, like it was toilet paper or somethin', and they got a supply in the closet. But what you learn, as you get older, is there ain't no truth. All there is is bullshit, pardon my vulgarity here. Layers of it. One layer of bullshit on top of another.
And what you do in life, like when you get older is, you pick the layer of bullshit that you prefer
and that's your bullshit, so to speak."
--Bernie LaPlant (Dustin Hoffman), Hero (1992 film)