|The Positive Principle Show|
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|The Positive Principle Show|
In 1982, I came to this country as an immigrant from apartheid South Africa. Within the first five years, I labeled this country “The Land of No Sleep.” Hard work, dedication to ‘the cause’ , plain old tenacity – and prayer certainly helped my cause of survival in a rather strange society. Why I continue to succeed, some have described as a ‘European work ethic’. I must still decide what that is, but to this day I surprise even myself at what I have achieved in the most competitive market on the planet.
While trying to escape the negative vibrations of apartheid, a serious illness created the adventure that continues to this day. In 1972, I flat-lined, and was treated to a ‘core near-death experience’(NDE). Now, as I recover from the financial effects of the Recession, I still hope to achieve my PhD in comparing quantum physics with the NDE. I am certain there is a correlation between these two esoteric phenomena. This phenomena fascinates me (as does Creativity) and I continue my research into this phenomena and hope to develop a series of lectures on the subject. I have published and continue to write on the near-death experience in the hopes of helping those with a fear of death.
I was forced to leave high-school due to illness. A miracle that I can only attribute to the NDE, is that I am now healthier than I have ever been. A few years ago, I mumbled: “I wonder what this thing called ‘community college’ is all about?” I certainly found the answer, via Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, and am now the proud recipient of a B.A. with two majors and a minor (Studio Art, Creative Writing and minor in Psychology even though most classes in psychology were at an Honours level.) This all thanks to the American taxpayer, as well.
I cut the ‘noose of domesticity’ 14 years ago, but the product of that marriage, an only child, Allison, now 29, graduated from Yale with a Masters in International Public Heath. Allison is currently serving her second international posting as a U.S. Diplomat, liaison to the U.S. Ambassador to Berlin, Germany. How proud can a father get?
Shortly after arriving in Arizona, responding to the energy of the Sonora Desert, I delved into my right hemisphere’s creative side in developing a long suppressed love of Nature and art. I create in ink, oil and pastel, and continue to dabble in encaustic.
In summary, after 33 years in this country, I am a.) technical writer b.) a technical editor, c.) a southwest Impressionist and d.) a death educator.
My Positive Principle Show goal
i.) To increase my cashflow by (US) $250 - $350 (or more) per month
ii.) to, (while achieving my PhD?) help others in reducing or negating the fear of death through talks and discussion sessions
iii.) to develop a modicum of prominence in art and/or writing
iv.) to learn by traveling.