Gary Seven

Gary Seven
On the other side of your screen, and inside your head
January 01
Zed: A receiver must be like a transmitter. I think you're a crystal - in fact this one! This diamond! In here, there is infinite storage space for refracted light patterns. Yes or no? .............. The Tabernacle: You have me in the palm of your hand! ______________________________ "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay ______________________________ Centrist and Atheist. My preferred method of offending people is by advocating that we work together and not succumb to ideological extremism. ______________________________ I've been through times with money and times with no money. And you know what? Money is better! ______________________________ "Life isn't just one damn thing after's the same damn thing over and over and over again." -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

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A lot of Americans are talking about the Israeli/Palestinian situation.  Unfortunately, talking about it isn't going to do any good.  Congress is not listenening to American citizens about it.  They are taking orders from AIPAC, a powerful pro-Israel lobbying group.

A story i… Read full post »

As I watched the news the other day, I was forced to consider the strange incongruity of a 9 year old girl shooting an Uzi sub-machine gun.  That she killed her instructor on the firing range is not as surprising as the fact that she was there in the first place.Read full post »

AUGUST 18, 2014 6:58PM

Shorten All Pro Sports Seasons!

Seasons for all pro sports are way too long.  So as newly appointed Commissioner of All Sports, I have shortened them all.  Drastically.  Who can disagree with me? 


Take baseball for instance.  It’s a summer game.  It's “The Boys of Summer&rdqu/… Read full post »

Is it likely that the Ebola virus is already far out of control?  Is it about to wipe out a large percentage of the population of the entire world?


There is some evidence for this worst-case scenario.  The current Ebolavirus epidemic is spreading far more quick… Read full post »

The Tea Party has been making bold statements about taking over Congress, and about changing America with radical ideas.  Yet they haven’t been bold enough to take the very first step – to form an actual Tea Party!  It’s been several years since the first grass roots get-t… Read full post »

JUNE 4, 2014 6:16PM

A return visit to the 1970s

No matter how much money and success I can accumulate, my life will never be half what it was when I was 20 years old in 1971.  I was meeting people who were in touch with the times.  We talked honestly, sometimes for hours.  There were casual parties, traveling hundreds of/… Read full post »

APRIL 28, 2014 9:50AM

The Power of Focus

What is the most effective, the most powerful thing that you can do to accomplish your goals?  Focus on them, one thing at a time.  Do you have a special project that you want to complete, but aren’t making much progress on it?  If it’s important to you, why aren&… Read full post »

Is Roger Ailes about to cross the line and use Fox News to promote illegal anti-government behavior?  The Fox News channel didn’t stop at merely reporting the news about Cliven Bundy, the rancher who refuses to pay his grazing fees.  They actually advocated that he continue to break t… Read full post »

A Telescope helped Galileo's eye

View planets up in darkened sky


Nightly observations were rewarded

With facts and figures he recorded


An alarming finding then came to light

A revelation that caused him fright


Around the Sun the Earth does… Read full post »

APRIL 1, 2014 8:42PM

I hate this time of year

The nation has just come through the coldest snowiest winter on record.  You’d think that I would be happy that it’s over.  But I’m not.  I hate this time of year.  Early spring shows itself like the aftermath of a train wreck.  Melting snow reveals all of t/… Read full post »

A constant in society is that people and groups push each other around.  There is constant jostling to form society the way that various people want it to be.  Anyone who doesn't promote his own interests or push back when others invade his territory will get marginalized and have to accept… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 6:55AM

Who funds Crowdfunding Projects?

I have a project that is perfect for crowdfunding – at least I once thought so.  I’m a lone inventor with a project in progress, based on a brilliant idea.  I’m not associated with a company or university, so that means that there is no clear source of funding.  I can… Read full post »

JANUARY 24, 2014 12:49PM

Success on the Job

I got a job the beginning of last October.  I didn’t expect to get it.  The project manager emailed me a brief message asking if I was available.  I said “yes” and I drove to their office to start work a few days later.  It was great news because we were… Read full post »

He sees me when I sleeping...  He knows when I’m awake? 

What's going on with him, does he work for the NSA?  Or is he is some kind of freaked-out stalker -- someone the psycho ward outfitted in a red suit like a quarterback at practice, in order to warn the other… Read full post »

It’s often uncertain how something got started -- the strange sequence of events that led up to an event.  Like water in a river that now flows miles from its humble start toward its mighty finish, events sometime lead to unintended consequences.  So it is with the Fox River&hell… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 1:38PM

New Job Jitters

“You can start at 8:00a on Monday September 30th.”  The email that arrived yesterday said little more than that.  There it is.  No job for a year and a half, and now the drought is over.  It happened in 3 days -- a brief email asking me if I am available,… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 5:06PM

Hungry Days in Duluth

I began to feel faint after walking about half way up the hill.  I squatted down and put my hands on the ground.  The faintness gradually passed but I was weak.  Upon standing I again felt lightheaded, so I stood there briefly before continuing on.   I hadn’t eaten any… Read full post »

AUGUST 1, 2013 11:07AM

A Limerick for the Centrist



Beware the Ideological Extremist.


Who rants and threatens and screamist.


It’s the Centrist we hail.


Who lets ALL prevail!


Because we all play on the same Teamist.





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Some people are disturbed and even shocked when there is a discussion about religion, and someone mentions that he or she is an atheist.  It catches people off guard.  After all, conventional wisdom has it that good people are religious and bad people are not.  Those who don’t fu… Read full post »

It's a curious thing, how professional sports is now loaded with drugs. Pro teams dangle millions of dollars in front of athletes that they  can collect only if they can stay on the team and perform well. So the players must decide if they wish to remain virtuously drug-free, leave their… Read full post »

I stood at the crosswalk, waiting for a car to turn left and go by, and then started walking across the street.  Halfway across, I suddenly became aware of a fast-moving car just a few feet from me – coming right at me!  There isn’t much time to think in a situation/… Read full post »

I could never figure out how the stock market is different than gambling.  Look at how it works:  Companies issue stocks out of thin air.  They used to be nothing more than pieces of paper.  Now they’re just digital bits on a computer.  People buy them, but what do peop… Read full post »

Who will lead the way in the 21st century? Why the Centrist Atheist of course! Non-ideological, non-extremist... non-hysterical even! We need people who analyze points objectively, based on the facts, the current situation reason, what will work out the best for everyone and what's best for the fu… Read full post »

There might be more to this week’s discussion of gun control measures by Congress than public safety.  It is emerging as a perfect storm for shaping the 2014 Congressional elections.  If the Republicans prevent the creation of an effective gun control law, the public might v… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 8, 2013 11:32AM

Are Conservatives NICE Religious people?

Pope Benedict, recently abdicated, was regarded as a conservative Pope. In the Catholic context that means that he favored Catholic tradition, promoting the beliefs of the religion in a strict sense.  He condoned traditional church services, spoken in Latin in some cases.  Despite decades o… Read full post »