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My poems   Leave a comment

CLOUDS..0

Fleeting structures designed for the sky
Surely their maker with an Artists eye
Shrinking and growing, ever changing form
Like thoughts of mankind, each new is born
Eagles have insight whíle sharing His pallet
A ballet of flight, the heavens their stage
With clouds as curtains a dance unafraid
The Artists brush, ever changing venue
Grateful observers now give him just due!

Gravitational Waves   Leave a comment

The minute detection (much less than a single atom) of so-called gravitational waves is, frankly, a simple distraction from the reality of present world conditions. We are nearing a turning point in the history of mankind predicted by the Bible. To know the future it is necessary to study holy scriptures. Please do that while it is still possible at ‘JW.org’

Empowering   Leave a comment

After first installing the newest Itunes program I deleted it and found that to be quite empowering, why; because the almost infinite number of choices was not only confusing but simply unfulfilling, to say the least.  Indeed I cranked up my old stereo box and foujnd local radio stations much more satisfying.

Posted September 14, 2015 by New2view in Environment, historical, Human Rights, philosophy, world-view

A MEMORABLE PRIVATE FLYING EXPERIENCE!   Leave a comment

We took off from Victoria (YYJ) airport in fairly good weather conditions.

CF-KXA 2

After a stop at Port Townsend’s Jefferson County Airport to clear US customs we headed South over Washington, then Oregon.

Flying weather began to change as we flew South. Thick clouds became steadily more concerning.  After refueling at Salem Oregon we ducked under a steadily lowering sky to gratefully land among the multiple sharp hills surrounding Roseburg Oregon. 

Staying overnight in a local Motel all four of us needed a rest after being airborne for a little more than five hours in our so-called, ‘flying milk-stool’.  The Piper PA-28 Tri-Pacer is so nicknamed owing to its somewhat eclectic stool-like tricycle landing gear.

Averaging just over one hundred miles per hour airspeed, the newly re-covered fabric Tri-Pacer’s reliable (135 h.p. Lycoming) engine never missed a beat while burning less than five gallons of fuel per hour.

Weather was only slightly better the next morning as we continued our journey to California, opting for a Coastal flight plan. 

Landing for fuel and refreshment at a windy and cold Arcata California airport for fuel, the weather was finally beginning to clear, it was CAVU from there on (ceiling and visibility unlimited), a true delight. 

Soon we were flying over picturesque San Francisco bay, with a great view of the famed Golden Gate bridge, always an awesome sight. 

Next we landed at Oceano airport, (Pizmo Beach), exactly half-way between San Fran and Los Angeles, just a short walk from beautiful sandy Pacific Ocean beaches.  (check their website out here: Oceano California airport.)

We spent the night at an eclectic older beach motel.  It was so nice by the beach in California’s March sunshine my two young daughters would probably have been quite happy to stay right there for awhile.

But we resumed our coastal trip South the next day, and after dodging restricted military airspaces we landing at our final destination, namely Lindbergh Field, San Diego California.

While only there for a day we enjoyed warm sun; the famous SD zoo, and the aviation museum. However our return flight home would again be marred by stormy weather conditions as we flew North. 

CF-KXA

Staying right on the coast for easy navigation, heavy black clouds again began to cause some serious concern.  By the time we reached Oregon heavy rain greatly reduced forward visibility, not to mention turbulence from strong winds. My wife firmly indicated her wishes by pumping her finger downward; she wanted to land to land a.s.a.p., it was not optional.

I had to agree. And as it happened there was a little used former military airfield, Cape Blanco State, now coming into view below. It turned out to be a blessed port in a storm.

With rain pounding on our venerable ‘buttercup’, I circled the airport trying to determine if there was anyone in attendance.  I thought I detected someone but wasn’t sure.  Regardless of that it was still the wisest course to land.

I could have landed KXA several times on the long 5100 foot concrete runway, no problem.  It was good to be safely on the ground, but we felt isolated as we sat there with engine shut down and only the sound of relentless rain. 

Then I caught sight of a man under an open covered storage shed along one side of the runway.Bracing myself against wind and rain I left family in the plane and jogged over to him.

Turns out he was the caretaker of the entire airport, and very friendly to Pilots. After describing our flight plan, he unhesitatingly handed me a large ring full of keys, explaining that one of them was for a cabin a short distance from the airport we were welcome to stay in overnight!

He also suggested we take a huge parked 1960’s vintage Oldsmobile in order to locate a restaurant in the town of ‘Sixes’ about four miles South on adjacent coastal highway 101 then return to the cabin.  And that is exactly what we did!

After dinner we soon warmed up the cabin with its wood-burning stove.  Bunk beds had clean sheets and blankets, there was even a food-stocked refrigerator for breakfasting. 

A visitors log contained many gracious entries from appreciative travellers, and there was a container for maintenance donations. Needless to say I added our names to the log.

Heavy rain continued during the night. By morning the sky was gradually clearing off so we continued on the final leg of our journey uneventfully returning home to Victoria, B.C., a family with some fond memories.

To this day I never had a more agreeable flying experience, all because of making a prudent precautionary landing in stormy weather. 

There is a message in this experience for private pilots.

And perhaps for some others a different one here…?

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Human Philosophies et al   Leave a comment

Without a doubt human philosophies and opinions abound today, even more than they have in all the centuries past.  They’re proclaimed in stories, books, poets, songs, TV shows, and you name it!

True; seemingly wise men have been the authors of many such writings.  Yet, in substance, how have those sayings actually benefited mankind?  I suggest they have had extremely limited benefits.

Whereas what benefit have Bible scriptures had for us?  By projecting a future far beyond what can be accomplished by mere imperfect human rulers, a future of true equality and understanding prophesied by the Creator of the entire Universe… is that of true benefit to us or not!?

He has appointed his ‘first’ creation Christ Jesus as the one to accomplish this,  nothing less than the paradise he originally purposed for all this earth!

If you wish to learn more about that purpose goto: JW.oqrg

Posted November 17, 2013 by New2view in earth, Environment, existential, humanity, world-view

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Another Day, Another Imminent Extinction   Leave a comment

Yesterday’s news item;

‘a great many birds are facing extinction in Canada.’

So what else is new?  The very fabric of this planet, its ecological system’s, and the natural habitat of animals and birds has been progressively undermined, ignored, or even fatally abused… for centuries by who else but us humans!

Arguably the so-called ‘industrial revolution’ which was supposed to deliver a life of ease to mankind; has instead been more responsible for bringing destruction to this beautiful planet, even threatening all life upon it.

Of course for the wealthy few and powerful it has indeed meant apparent ‘life of ease’, but definitely not true satisfaction, happiness, or contentment.  And for most of the remaining 99% or so of the world’s population what has it brought?

‘The answer my friends is written on the wind’, as the song well says.  Who can honestly say that industry and technology have truly improved the quality of life for the majority of earth’s populations today.?  In fact the very opposite is true!

How ironic and sad that what was generously provided for mankind’s benefit and enjoyment by his loving Benefactor has been contaminated, misused, and all but destroyed by the recipients!

Isn’t it time to honestly take stock of our true condition and make amends with our Creator?!

Posted June 24, 2013 by New2view in destruction, earth, Environment, fault, harm, humanity, life

Complexity and Beauty of Life on Earth   Leave a comment

I’ve touched on this subject before but am compelled to add to it because of ongoing observations.  As a senior citizen, I feel very blessed to have been able to observe some of nature throughout many years now, without being a back-woods hermit.

Though I cannot claim to have been on African Safari’s, or an explorer in deep sea quests, yet from my viewpoint and experience it is utterly obvious that we have only begun to appreciate the complexity and diversity of life on planet earth.

That complexity and diversity speaks volumes to me.  It says that there is a power and intelligence far beyond human capability, yet still within our capacity to appreciate…  if we are humble enough.

Humility is sadly lacking in most of humankind.  We prefer to theorize that somehow, by sheer accidental means we have developed into the ultimate life-form on earth.  Even worse, that we are capable of managing our own affairs, and even all the other life-forms of the earth wisely.

This assumption, supported by never-ending, conflicting and unsupported fanciful theories strikes me as the greatest weakness of our kind, otherwise known as absolute arrogance.

Countless generations of mankind has proven beyond a doubt we desperately need superior guidance to manage our own affairs and also to care for all other life on earth, much less the environment.  This unique and beautiful planet was never intended to be managed by us in isolation from its designer and builder.  Isn’t it about time we acknowledged that simple truth?