Here’s the story of what happened to me Sunday at our annual Vancouver Edgar Cayce Group picnic.
First of all, instead of postponing the event, a couple of us performed some remarkable proactive sunny weather creation the day prior, for a day forecast to be filled with periodic rain. But that’s not the story.
It has become my custom, on this annual picnic, to go for a jog from Locarno through Jericho beaches around the lagoon, through the trees and back to our picnic site.
On several occasions our summer picnic date has coincided with the annual Brock House celebration at the far east side of Jericho beach. This was one of those days and it was my happy privilege, once again, to attend their party right at the halfway point in my jog. I thoroughly enjoyed the many displays, Bavarian dancers, and the surreal sounding band around the back playing a sort of slow motion, drunken-sounding Dixieland. It was wonderful but – that’s not the story.
The most remarkable thing happened jogging across the long diagonal of a field as nearing our picnic site on return; 3 or 4 swallows swooped around me and glided with me as I jogged. I stuck my arms out airplane-style as I ran; a virtually 60 yr. old man running along with his arms out as if he were a 7 yr. old boy in a school yard. The small group of swallows (don’t know the total number – never looked back) stayed with me beautifully, acrobatically, happily, flying beside me performing areal stunts all around as I ran along, arms out, feeling with them intense love and joy and happiness powerfully pumping from my heart and lungs. A couple of times I was escorted by a pair of them which would slow down just ahead of, on either side of me then, boom, they’d angularly take off upward in different directions. This happened twice. They have those hinged wings that give them spectacular aerial maneuverability. On one occasion one of them slowed down to fly right beside me at my speed while we looked at each other as I, and perhaps the bird, felt complete love and joy. I don’t know if the swallows recognized the simple arm gesture as an undertaking to fly along with them or whether they could somehow sense the elation that I felt as I flew across the field with them but it was one of those memories that I’ll never forget.
Benefit, called forth and calling, demands engagement enticing a flirtation with sublime fascination itself. Hunger transforms into inspiration and fulfillment via passion and focus. Here you will see interest become intrigue as attraction is kindled in a lodestone that magnetizes all the things that matter the most.
Ambition and anticipation can be turned into secure certainty and constancy. With the right objective possibilities can be reinforced with absolute reliability. Rosiness becomes the vision of a positive virtuality rendered into one’s most highly-desired reality.
When undertaken it bestows boldness, certitude, confidence and credibility. Gratification and pride too inevitability ensue from the respectability, righteousness and sheer importance of what is being accomplished – and that adds significantly to the satisfaction.
First one must be certain to be prepared for occasional desired serenity; the gentle amity and comfort that comes with peaceful composure. It’s an ease of effortless freedom; a harmony of liberty and naturalness. Peace of heart and mind falls into quiescent order as self-assured soundness grows replete with serene gladness.
The first step is acknowledgement of one’s capacity for love; an acceptance of the ability to care greatly for, and even adore. It’s the commitment to the ownership of an alliance with altruism and community as part of the inherent respect and compassion that comes with genuine wide-held affection and adulation. Bliss, care, and charity grow from being choices into a real cognizance of compassion and benevolence. This is elevated delight. It’s the emotion of enchantment, of fidelity, of grace and of kindness. This is what everyone most wants. It’s heartsomeness, humanity, increase, and magnanimity. It’s revelry of rapturous elation. Service becomes exclusively positive and thoroughly enjoyable.
Happiness arrives as an adjunct – almost as if it wafts in unbidden by itself. It’s the alleviation brought by appreciation, a ‘blast of blessed bliss’, and the ‘boost of blithe brightness’ that everybody knows and is seeking to find again. Love-induced buoyancy and cheer is a celebration of convivial delight, a euphoria of good nature, and a bright exultation of pure fun and joviality. It’s laughter at its most playful transported by the sunshine of vivifying joy. It’s understandably well-liked.
The next step is to recognize the awe that is inherent in one’s particular place in the universe. To know how much more we get than we give and to understand the awesome SIZE and POWER of the Universe to which we are connected. It’s like being on the inside of a clap of thunder. It’s the amazement and flabbergast of intimately knowing true outworldly greatness. This is a reverence and regard that is sensational in scope and marvelous in its wonderment.
The final, and most important, step is transcendent gratitude; a happy joyous appreciativeness that is gratefulness combined with glory. It’s a heartfelt honouring with respect, recognition, and reverence for the sanctity of all that is yours. It’s an understanding of the verity of sincere thankfulness. It’s gramercy – great gratitude.
The foregoing has just taken you through the top 10 Positive Emotions: Interest, Amusement, Inspiration, Hope, Peace, Love, Joy, Awe and Gratitude.
All of them lead to ‘Oneness’.
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This is to let my blog readers know that ever since starting the Systemagic Motives Facebook Page my writing muse has been vented in the daily positive word bites posted there weekdays. Thoughts previously devoted to thinking about writing in a blog format are being preempted by the undertaking to post a positive language-based thought every day.
Today’s post was larger than most:
“I previously wrote about the Organizational Behavior maxim which states that some compliments to employees will magically become true the moment that you utter them even if they weren’t true when you started to speak. These are compliments about work quality and autonomy. What other of the thousands of positive adjectives available would manifest in employees if only simply uttered by management?
To the World’s Police; secret services and Big Brothers of our thoughts:
Know the law.
In being the world’s police a certain amount of righteousness is presumed to be inherent.
Integrity is an individual matter (with God) and Intent is everything.
Who protects our governments, and thereby the people, from corporate corruption? I would have expected the buck to stop with you. Who else?
When there even exist boiler rooms for party fundraising by legislators you know that politicians are valued for their relationship equity.
What compromises, such as assaults on natural resources, are made with these relationships? Who governs who? Who serves who?
If the Patriot Act, C-51, and all the other similar acts are intended to target in any way, the greatest immediate danger, then you need to know that the greatest terror is coming from the well-funded corporate direction.
Billions in Change Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, T. Boone Pickens, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, are among 125 of the world’s wealthiest individuals who have signed The Giving Pledge thereby becoming the best possible personal/corporate role models by dedicating the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.
The following is often paraphrased as “Love Everyone but don’t be a Doormat.”
“9. These, then, should ever be. But there is produced by same humbleness – not as has been in some instances in the entity’s self – not the lording of others. For as He gave, who was, who is, who ever will be the manifestation of the Spirit – which is true psychic force – he that will be the greatest will be the servant of all. Not necessarily being as a doormat, but ever willing, ever helpful – but to the glory of God, to the honour of self. Not to the glory of self in any manner or way, but in humbleness preferring one another.” – Edgar Cayce 3541-1
The researchers at the Stanford Research Institute do their best to employ rigorous scientific method. Scientific methodology usually involves the measurement of matter, however, and there’s no known matter to measure with regards to Controlled Remote Viewing (RV). This doesn’t mean that the measurable particular matter involved in RV doesn’t exist – it just means that we haven’t discerned it yet.
Dark matter is similarly known to exist notwithstanding that we haven’t found it yet either. It comprises 84.5 % of the the total matter in the known Universe. This is how much we’re currently unable to measure. In the grand scope of things humans are just toddlers still learning to use their senses.
The earliest RV (More accurately Remote Sensing) experiment verified the existence of RV phenomenon related subatomic particles. Legendary RV pioneer Ingo Swann, upon request, sent such subatomic particles into an underground shielded Magnetometer. This kicked off the, military-involved but never classified, Controlled Remote Viewing Program at Stanford.
The magnetometer that measured the subatomic psi particles was the Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID). It was encased in layer upon layer of protective copper shielding, aluminum casing, a superconducting niobium shield, and u-metal shielding, a metal which specifically inhibits the magnetic field. The whole thing was encased in concrete in the floor of the lab.
Mr. Swan, upon request, remotely affected the SQUID by concentrating for two 45-second intervals; For the first duration he increased the frequency on the printout and, for the second, he made it flatline_____. To do so he remotely viewed, and accurately described, the SQUID’s unpublished inner construction.
More recently remote viewer Hitomi Akamatsu viewed the Higgs Boson God Particle at CERN.
See the 3rd drawing from the last. She apparently describes quantum entanglement in three harmonic spinning particles that were responsive to her mind.
“Spirit moving in space becomes matter, that in time and in evolution becomes aware of its oneness with the source of its energy and activity.” Edgar Cayce 873-1
Note: For a while litigants were demanding that the resulting video ‘Hitomi and the God Particle’ be removed from distribution channels. While the DVD is still listed as “Print on Demand” at at Amazon.com it’s not available there any more. There were a couple of copies available briefly at Amazon.ca for >$100 USD but now it’s not even listed on that site anymore.
Of particular significance was Hitomi’s statement, as she was ending the RV session, she wrote: “They should study consciousness. They have to understand Mind. Otherwise they’ll never get there.”
The God Particle(s) is/are the point(s) at which thought energy becomes material; quite literally what everyone has prayed for. Knowing this, what would happen if everyone employed at CERN were to think about the God particle occurring when desired? Coax: “Come on, you can do it.”
Could a large outside group, thinking about it, cause it to occur?
Given their apparent ubiquity is it possible that the 3 particles that Hitomi identified are those that constitute a sizable portion of Dark Matter?
In another interesting technology related experiment famed, former military, RV instructor Lyn Buchanan (@ 20:20 above) was asked to view the inside of a particle beam for want of an instrument that could survive the beam’s environment. Notably he found that the particle beam was thorough enough that…
“…In the beam time itself is basically destroyed. And within that beam I could see up and down the entire length of my life as though it were thousands and thousands of different people that I could talk to. And the beam itself was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen… …It was the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me and I don’t think I could ever fully explain it to anyone. The minute I would realize the entire span of time it would coalesce and I would be me again and the minute I was me again it would expand back again and there was basically every facet of every day of my life that was just spread out in front of me up and down the beam.”
“…For to the superconscious there is no past of future – all are present. This would be well to remember.” Edgar Cayce 136-54
“First the continuity of life. There is no time; it is one time; there is no space; it is one space; there is no force; it is one force.” Edgar Cayce 4341-1
The Monroe Instituterecommends the use of ‘Binaural Beats’ to get into the best ‘om’-like state of mind for Remote Viewing.
3 Hrs of Binaural Beat Music
‘Binaural Beats’ balance the use of the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Otherwise the left hemisphere often dominates. The left hemisphere is the ego/self that must necessarily to be subdued in order to perform Remote Viewing. Empirical objectivity, with no preconceived notions allowed to creep in, is an absolutely necessary prerequisite. The left hemisphere is the know-it-all that talks to people in their own voice, often critically. Few know that it’s completely incapable of grasping the simplest “BIG PICTURE” or even of comprehending love.
I personally wouldn’t put Binaural Beats ahead of daily meditation other than immediately prior.
Cayce states that awakening our psychic abilities is our purpose: “The purpose for each soul’s experience in materiality are that the Book of Remembrance may be opened that the soul may know its relationship to its Maker”. 1215-4
There are many Youtube resources available that teach individuals how to remote view but humans are advised to proceed carefully…
“One who has a soul has psychic power; but remember… there are no shortcuts to God! You are there-but self must be eliminated.” Edgar Cayce 5392-1
Edgar Cayce never defined ‘shortcuts’ but it seems RV likely qualifies.
I’m told, that every well-trained remote viewer inevitably becomes more spiritual. This may be because they realize that everything that everyone thinks and does becomes a permanent record that can, and probably will in the fullness of time, be viewed by everyone forever. Some, like Paul Elder, have come by Remote Viewing ability the hard, but honest way, via multiple Near-Death Experiences, unanticipated Astral Projection and so on. But is RV the right, or best, way to achieve consciousness for most others?
Remote viewing is a short-term in-and-out experience of subduing/controlling the self’s/ego’s,/left brain’s prejudicial influence. Consciousness achieved by building a, brick-by-brick, foundation of sincere empathy for all living creatures is significantly greater than a short term sojourn purpose of winning a genocide contest.
“We recognize the vibratory forces in electricity; they are weighed and measured. In radio we have the magnifying of the electrical vibration. It is the same in spirit or psychic, or mind vibration. There is the magnifying, by the action on those in attunement with that vibration.” Edgar Cayce 254-32
If RV were not a temporary exercise, but rather a normal steady state of consciousness accessible at all times based, and built, upon the absolute knowledge and practice of “Love thy Brother as Thyself”, no mater what, then it would, in some undetermined significant way, be orders of magnitude greater. Here’s how:
This magnification comes from the 2nd Universal Law of Increase: The Spirit of your Actions Multiplies the Result
“Use then what you have in hand. For He will multiply it, some to ten, some to twenty, to some sixty, to some an hundredfold; dependent upon that purpose and that sincerity to which you may use that in hand.” 1397-2
To insure this examine:
1. Purpose 2. Sincerity 3. Willingness
Any remote viewer would also benefit from having built a solid foundation of the most fundamental Universal Laws:1. We Are One 2. Love is Law
For example a respected, talented, trained, expert remote viewer, by all appearances a normal decent guy, might express support for the U.S. right to bear arms for fear of the government becoming too aggressively totalitarian based on remote viewing targets such as 911 and the Kennedy assassination. This opinion doesn’t pass the muster of the above two Universal Laws. Arming against one’s government is a far cry from controlled deer hunting.
Lower RV purposes cannot help but to put into motion other, as yet immeasurable physical subatomic forces, such as the Universal laws of Cause & Affect and Kharma. Intent, too, is permanently recorded somewhere in the subatomic world and must have a particular explanation in physics and its own magnetic properties.
More substantial psychic (of the soul) development methodologies involve self-minimization exercises that help ensure that good intentions underly the remote viewing undertaking building the talent bit-by-bit, line-upon-line.
“…the gland with its thread known as the pineal gland is the channel along which same then operates, and with the subjugation of the consciousness – physical consciousness- there arises, as it were, a cell mind, or brain, operating along, or traveling along, that of the thread or cord as when severed separates the physical, the soul, or the spiritual body. This uses, then, the senses of the body in an introspective manner, and they are not apparent in functioning in a physical normal manner as when awake. All faculties of the body become more alert”. 288-29
Three Cayce cornerstones are study group work, meditation and dream analysis via which to work towards consciousness. These, IMHO, are wholly legitimate spiritual foundation-building methodologies. I believe that this leads to achieving consciousness by becoming become wholly selfless, instinctively practicing altruistic thought and action in everyday life .
In my opinion temporarily accessed consciousness differs significantly qualitatively from gaining it organically via being a high-integrity enlightened selfless person*. Anyone taking this short cut will have to return for, at least, a fuller dosage of Brotherly Love.
When I was in high school I wanted to be a writer.
After high school the only title for a book that I could come up with was, perhaps presumptuously, “The Good Book”. I wasn’t quite sure what exactly “Good” meant but I wanted the book to be that. Sadly, I had no content to fill it, or any other, book.
The little white dot in the upper left corner of the cover is an eyeball that knows your intent.
Much Later I would publish a bi-monthly cafe’-distributed publication; The Coffee Chronicles. The editorial policy was always to uplift, inspire and intrigue the (40K/m) local audience. If I was going to get into the hearts and minds of 40K readers/m then I wanted to take them the most positive places. The assemblage included lots of humour; (known worldwide to be funnier than mere ‘humor’). I counted 13 stories of people who would journey in from out-of-town to read and/or collect a copy.
In the transition to the Internet, as an outgrowth of previously published Positive Adjective Wordfind Puzzles I manually flipped through the Oxford Dictionary page-by-page and extracted every positive adjective that I could find to post in my online Positive Adjective Glossary.
Ten years later, about five years back, this web page went through a growth spurt in traffic which now ranges from 50K – 100K visitors/m. Consequently I created many similar pages, including translations into other languages. Of these the Romantic Adjectives and Positive Nouns are now most popular.
It has beens 15 years since I first started these pages and I’m still adding lots more words including hundreds of new Positive Adjectivesthis year including ‘Bodacious’, ‘Boffo’, and “Ducky”.
“Remember that a good laugh, an arousing even to what might in some be called hilariousness, is good for the body, physically, mentally, and gives the opportunity for greater mental and spiritual awakening.” – Edgar Cayce 2647-1
To this end I’ve assembled these Funny Definitionsmany of which are self-created or pared down from longer puns.
The Web Page that I always most wanted people to read is Unlimited Love. I closed a local cable TV interview recounting this page and punctuated it with: “I wonder what affect this had on 50K readers and now… on your (>90K ) audience?” The studio show, running long on time, ended with the impact of that question and the next 2 incoming interviewees came in saying; “Whoaaoo! How are we gonna follow that!?” The show aired at least twice.
Having been a spiritual seeker most of my life I’ve found the greatest body of truth that could be counted upon to be found in the teachings of Edgar Cayce. As a relative Facebook newbie my primary messages to that small audience, as well as those of this blog, has been the two most basic Universal Laws:
1. We are One 2. Love is Law
They’d be great political slogans.
My wife has started writing a novel and, over breakfast at Cosmos’ Cafe & Bistrothis morning, she asked if I’ve ever wanted to write a book.
Looking back on my life it rather seems like “The Good Book” has been writing itself piecemeal all along. Those pieces may end up becoming my memoirs – printed on recycled pixels.
Skull and Bonesis a secret society, of some renown, at Yale University. The motto of the society is said to be “Bari Quippe Boni”, Latin for “Nature makes only a few who are good.” To this should be added “Sin aliter tibi videtur, quod unus ex illis non credentibus et” which means “If this is what you believe then you’re obviously not one of them.” Seeing, and thereby validating and extracting, the good in others is a strong indicator of whether or not someone is headed in the right direction, or “good” themselves.
Also alleged to be hanging in the Skull and Bones Tomb is the engraving of a vault below:
“We War Der Thor, Wer Weiser, Wer Bettler Oder Kaiser?” is German for “Who was the fool, who the wise man, beggar or king?” and below the vault is engraved; “Ob Arm, Ob Beich, im Tode gleich,” which means “Whether poor or rich, all’s the same in death.” The engraving was once accompanied by a card, on which was written, “From the German Chapter. Presented by Patriarch D.C. Gilman of D. 50.” (Sutton, op. cit., p. 233)
The original German text is from a longer poem (which predates the Illuminati by 300 years). It’s about how everyone must eventually dance with death. The original meaning of this was that all men are equal; the very opposite of the nonsensical ‘Bari Quippe Boni’ (few are good) motto mentioned above.
Consequently popular modern speculation about the intentions of the Skull and Bones society is that many of them aren’t grasping the original meaning of ‘who is the fool’ and are misinterpreting the words to mean that there is no collective good or afterlife and that selfishness, while the getting is good, is the only smart recourse.
During the initiation ceremony of a bonesman the initiate is said to be asked whether a particular skeleton is that of a king, nobleman, or beggar. Whatever the initiate’s choice the president is then said to declare that “The character of a being a man is the only thing that’s important.”
[The group is believed to be in possession of the stolen remains of Apache leader Geronimo. In the eye sockets of a bonesman, was Geronimo a peasant, nobleman, or king?]
If this “character is important” conclusion is true then there’s hope for bonesmen too and any “might as well be rich and powerful” misapplications are further illuminated by a famous Edgar Cayce quote:
“Few does power not destroy” – Edgar Cayce
Again, in light of this truth; “Who’s the fool?”
“The Character of the man is most important” suggests that some good men are actually likely to be found amongst the “Skull and Bones” group; that some of them, just like most of us, would like to see the entire world thrive and flourish in peace. Who knows, maybe one day there’ll even be a bonesman whistle blower?
The egocentric “Few are Good” motto of the group, however, seriously needs to be revisited by any among them who are objective about the truth. The obvious vast preponderance of good is found outside of this, or any other, group.
One way to be good is to recognize and acknowledge the good in, and amongst, some of these men.
Jack Campbell passed away in the spring of 2014. He was already mature in age the first time that we met. This was during the 1990’s at his Jack Campbell Gallery at Westminster Quay where we first compared articles that the, now defunct, New Westminster NewsLeader had printed regarding our respective businesses. Jack was New Westminster’s most famous watercolour artist and we became fast friends.
Jack Campbell in the doorway of his Saturna Island Studio
I used to sit and chat with him in his gallery for periods of time between appointments. One Halloween day, we walked together from the quay to The Westminster Club to have lunch. Several cars honked and waved in appreciation of our Halloween headgear as we strolled down Columbia Street. I was sporting a fake bloody knife through my head and was greatly outclassed by Jack who was wearing one of his stunning paper sculpture masks.
The Fraser River scene, titled The Carole J, depicted in his brochure, above top, wasn’t originally a gyclee print but was rather one of Jack’s 3-D paper sculptures. I used this pic in the advertising that I ran for him in my publication, The Coffee Chronicles. The swimming nude, titled Dream Stream below it was one of Jack’s many nude portraits. It’s unusual in its flowing forms as Jack often painted with straight lines.
Jack told me that he and his wife Carol had once gone to a Vancouver restaurant where one of his mature male friends was dancing, in the nude, and striking various poses. Not many people could pull that off.
Jack also once showed me a photograph of a waterfall mural that he painted for someone living in one of the town homes that overlook the Fraser River. It graced a wall beside a hot tub as if cascading into it and, during the day, the light of the water shimmering off of the river outside would reflect through the window and dance on the water of the mural. It was a brilliant dynamic concept.
Friendship Garden, above, was the first painting that Jack painted for me. This is the name of the Japanese garden, adjacent to New Westminster’s city hall, which was given to the city by sister city, Moriguchi, Japan. My beloved Cynthia and I, on wheelchair excursions from the hospital, used to feed the birds beside the above pond when she was dying of cancer. Jack told me that he considered it to be a spiritual painting, because he considered me to be a spiritual man. It graced the front cover of his brochure, for a period, before it was reduced to a more subordinate position in his brochure below.
While the web page is still up, the painting also graces Jack’s online bio page. Evidently he thought a lot of the piece.
Another story that Jack told me took place when he shared a large room with many other artist painters at an advertising agency. He was working away when the most amazing insect landed on his drafting table. It bore an impressive array of colorful stripes, dots, and other patterns. Then it flew away. He told one of his colleagues about it who informed him that it was just one of their coworkers in the room who had a habit of capturing insects, painting them, and setting them free.
The second painting that Jack painted for me was Friendship Gardens II which also contains memories of Cynthia and I.
My third Jack Campbell painting is Sunshine Flowersong, (below) one of his Flower People series. I selected it because of its fluid flowing lines; unusual, as mentioned above, for Jack.
My fourth Jack Campbell painting is Bear Totem in Queens Park (below).
He painted it from a photo that I took laying almost prone in the grass to find the proper angle so that the tree limbs looked like they formed the totem’s arms.
The Original Bear Totem Photo
A dramatic variation on this totem painting resides in the collection of former New Westminster City Counselor, and British Columbia MLA, Chuck Puckmayr.
Jack was very generous in donating his work for community fund-raising auctions. Consequently his work graces the homes of many of the Who’s Who of New Westminster.
Jack moved away from his New Westminster fame to become Saturna Island’s most famous artist.
Three of the above paintings, excluding the nude, were once featured in the window of the Community Police Department, (the former Cobblestone Art Gallery) for a New Westminster Art Festival.
I was surprised to find a Jack Campbell Christmas card, identical to the one above, framed, mounted and up for bid the Westminster Club’s exclusive upscale silent auction. Consequently I’ve held on to the card and other pieces of Jack’s ephemera including a 1997 calendar, a post card exhibition notice, and the greeting card below:
The above opened-up greeting card features the image of a large mural titled Facets of Saturna that Jack created for the general store on the island. The general store facility also housed a high quality Mexican Tapas restaurant in the evenings. Below the horses to the right, in the above image, see a depiction of Saturna Island’s famous annual lamb roast. One year Jack and I helped wire up the lamb crucifixes the night before the event at the community Rec Center. Afterward, over the communal dinner of the delicious lamb internal bits I recall that one gentleman was vigorously encouraging me to join the Saturna Volunteer Fire Department but I thought that my response time, via highway and ferry from Burnaby, might be a little slow.
One of Jack’s creations sat above the mantle of his Saturna Island home. It was a unique representation of a large circular pierced Native spirit wheel, a beaver I think, cut from foam core and painted to look like wood. Evidently it had been suspended from the ceiling at a New Westminster event and, when it spun, the light would send the shadows whirling around the walls of the room. This, along with a piece titled Spirit Dance, were among my favorite of his works of art.
Once Jack asked me what I thought that he should call his particular “Pieces of Light” style of painting. When I suggested something like “Prismatic Reflection” he looked at me like I was crazy and said. “It’s all bullshit anyway.” We laughed.
One of the things that I admired most about Jack was his plain good-natured grace. There are many people who agree with T.V.’s Dr. House character that “Everybody Lies”. Not Jack. He never lied. Moreover, no matter how delicate the situation Jack could effortlessly, invariably, speak the truth with utter gracious diplomacy. The best that I can say for myself is that I try not to lie, and while I believe that I succeed most of the time, Jack made it look easy. He was an fine example of how all human beings should be.
After Jack moved to Saturna Island I visited, and house/cat sat for him, a couple of times. Unfortunately after Vicki and I merged our lives together we found out that she was too terribly allergic to their cats for us to visit Jack and Carol again.
The sunset view from the ferry leaving Saturna Island the last time that we saw Jack.
Farewell Jack. So happy to still have pieces of you in our life.