“This story, once we are caught up in the thing written in words both poetic and philosophic, entwined in music and bad luck with women, surviving the elements of seasonal changes in a country maladapted to same – this story becomes a memoir, possibly. But then we must ask, could anything so rich in descriptive prose and so completely without self pity when a little self pity would be more than appropriate – could this have happened?” GRADY HARP
Everyone should read this book! Tesla is not only a great inventor…he is also one of the greatest thinkers and an amazing writer, too.
“The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness thru all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways.”
Almost a century later…does it ring a bell?
Samantha Hunt has fabulously explained it in a nut-shell, “It was difficult for a vanilla American public, reeling from war, to lionize a foreign eccentric…”
An eccentric that “is responsible for our modern electrical system,” without which we wouldn’t even be able to surf the net, let alone do other “insignificant” things like watching TV, making a phone-call…oops, he’s responsible for the phone and the radio, too!
And, Mr. Kevin Kelly, if by “please don’t read this book if you wish to remain normal” you consider our every day “normalcy” that turns us into idiots on a regular basis then, by all means, I salute you!
It’s a long way to go.
You don’t want to be tired.
You need to look decent upon meeting your Maker.
You don’t want to be hangover or something.
You are to be of good cheer.
He doesn’t need to see anybody corky, or grumpy.
Don’t complain too much.
What’s done is done…
You were told many a time you were to go one day.
When the day comes, don’t fear it.
It’s what you’ve been waiting for all along.
You were trained for it like an astronaut.
Are you going to be a bad one?
Might as well not go then.
You got nothing to show for it.
Spare yourself the trouble.
Better drive around the corner toward the Ross Island Bridge.
At the end of the exit lane stands a tall, old guy in a red jacket, waving at the line of
vehicles coming at him and passing…
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After we got stuck surrounded by rainbows of spices, scarves, rugs, Turkish delights, all sorts of nuts, copper coffee pots, cascades of people gushed forth as if coming through the holes drilled in a dam that kept them floating in some kind of theGreat Lakes of Sustainable Humanity. Otherwise, when unleashed and set free, they are as disoriented as farmed fish. The only way to get out was buying something everywhere we stopped, and thus pay our way through a navel of trade, where it seemed to be the only purpose of the human race. Above one fridge it was written in Spanish:
Here we cheat less than the British Royal Court and have better quality than Carrefour or the British Royal Court, and we also carry poison for your mother-in-law…
People made and crafted amazing stuff; people built up this ancient bazaar to stock and put it on…
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“The purity and faith of the early Church had been destroyed by superstitious zealots who were intent upon bowing down before the illusion of the Trinity or Three In One. His mathematical, as well as spiritual, creed directly opposed their position. In his support of Arius Newton was proclaiming that the priests and bishops of the Church were practicing idolatry in their worship of Christ. Newton discovered, in the words of a fellow Arian, ‘that what has been long called Arianism is no other than Old uncorrupt Christianity; and that Athanasius (he propounded what had then become the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, in which Christ is seen as equal or ‘consubstantial’ with God) was the grand and very wicked Instrument of that Change.’ In his notebook Newton declared that ‘the Father is God of the Son.’ He also believed that the true religion was derived from the sons of Noah, and has been transmitted by Abraham, Isaac, and Moses. Pythagoras was a convert to this religion, and passed it on to his own disciples. Christ was a witness to that primitive faith in his simple commandments to love God and to love one’s neighbor. In a later document Newton declared that we must worship ‘the only invisible God’ and venerate ‘the one mediator between God & men the man Jesus Christ.’ At the peril of our souls ‘we must not pray to two Gods.’ We must not worship Christ. Christ had been filled with divine spirit, but he was not God.” PETER ACKROYD