To both Mike and Everett, thanks for your response to me. It is much appreciated. And just above where I'm writing this comment is a link to a truly great man, George Carlin. Even though my book is fiction, Carlin is mentioned near the end--mentioned in praise. I got to this group through my friend, Todd, who organizes our Fox Valley Atheists here in the suburbs of Chicago. I was not able to make the meeting last night, but as the weather gets warmer and I begin to feel better with less pain, I hope to make it next month. But I salute all of you who are members here of Nexus. Keep up the good word and keep on speaking out. Maybe when our millionth grand kids are alive things will be different than they are now.
I started in 1968 when computers went ca-chug ca-chug ca-chug (IBM 1401) and I went zooooooooooooooom. When I retired in 2004 I went ca-chug ca-chug and the computers were going zooooooooom. On my last job I wrote systems for the Pasco County Criminal Justice in COBOL. I'm proud to say that those systems run 24/7 with very few problems. I always looked at our job as programmers as being authors. Our names are on them and will stay for a long time. One system I wrote had 240,000 lines of code. I think that was the one that burned me out and made me go ca-chug ca-chug. I don't miss it a bit though the money was pretty good.
Journalling and improving recall are sometimes all that is necessary. Talking about it to keep your mind on it helps a lot too, I find. (I've got that part down, sometimes I'm accused of talking about nothing else!) But I do have other interests too! It's just with dreaming, you can have so much (free) fun. :)
Yea, I'm kind of obsessed with the dreaming--I found out about it almost three years ago, and been working on it every since. Stop by the site if you feel like it--it's pretty small, mostly just a few of us who keep dream journals there, but we try to have some work-shop type activities and experiments going on. Actually, that place is partly why I was looking somewhere else to hang out some--my dreamer friends are cool, but they tends towards being more or less supernatural-oriented, and I get into it with them occasionally. That's not why I want to be there, so I need to just leave it alone sometimes. But definitely stop by MM if you get bored with real life and want a little escapism! ;)
Thanks for the welcome. I spent 7 years at the U. of Chicago and traveled to Champaign-Urbana from time to time, so I've seen a little of Central Illinois. Worst memory: stopped on a hot summer day on a Greyhound bus in downtown Kankakee with a large guy next to me asleep and leaning on my shoulder, no air conditioning, and a view of Christmas lights still hanging over the main street.
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