Notebook Entries, April 2003

Notebook entry, April 22, 2003

I'm working in the background of the web site. I am deleting all the book cover icon photos in an attempt to make the web site faster to those who have slower internet speeds. I should have done that in the first place, but usually the only people who would be interested in this subject would be college students, and they usually are connected at higher speeds. But if this science is going catch on, it has to expand beyond just the halls of higher learning and begin to become an household subject.

I have also completed a new book review. It should be up in a few days.

Notebook entry, May 3, 2003.

Diana and I flew out to California to see our new Grandchild, Michala (MA-Kay-LA). And since a picture is worth a thousand words: Here she is:

Notebook entry, April 12, 2003

As you can tell by the dates, I really have not been in the mood to make any notebook entries of late. I guess there are a bunch of factors that have contributed to the non entries. Most of all, has been my attention to "local environmental" affairs concerning the local political scene. I attempted to bring some of my evolutionary perspectives to the local pols and guess what? Nobody has the slightest clue as to what I am talking about. Despite the fact that I have distributed several books on the subject with my own book reviews attached -- nothing seems to get through to the local intelligentsia that we are evolved from primates and act accordingly.

In a nut shell, I have spent a good six months away from concentrating on the web site while attempting to communicate to the local natives. As a result, I have done some soul searching and I have decided to back away from getting involved in local politics and concentrate again on what I do best -- study the evolutionary perspective on human behavior -- but I will continue to post my theories on saving this species from its own extinction. I have also decided to shut down Evolution's Voyage as a business. Whom am I trying to kid? No one calls, no one writes of any significance. I've gotten a few queries from prominent journalists asking to have a question answered, but I have turned them down due to my lack of credentials. I will just have to be content that I am twenty to thirty years ahead of myself and will just have to wait for the rest of the world to catch up. Sigh...I don't know why God has done this to me....I have so much to offer, but no one cares enough to nurture my talents and spread them even farther. -- the web site will remain.

Please forgive me if I sound bitter and depressed. I should not be, -- I have a fairly good job -- not what I want to do for the rest of my life -- but it pays the bills, puts a roof over my head, and there is even a little left over to go the movies every now and then. I also am a Grandfather for the first time. Her name is Micahlia. Born on March 29th, 6.5 lbs, and 18 inches long. My genes have been successfully passed! I guess that means my time on this planet is mostly over....only another 50 or so more years to go.

I also have a new delivery route, which is mentally draining as one must throw away eight years of stored memory and begin to build new memories of everything about the new route. It truly is a skilled position -- a fact that the oppressive management of my company tries to hide when it comes time for recognition our salaries.

Another impact on my mental state is that my wife's sister is coming to live with us come this June. That means that 994 square feet of living space will now be shared with three adults instead of two.

I will begin to feel better when I return to my studies, my writing, and attending to mend and continually update the web site.