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Otium sine litteris mors est.

TENETS

* If we ever experienced a problem anywhere, it came about, in some degree, due to certain wrong assumptions, either co-present with, or just prior to the given problem's actually taking place.
* Unless you believe in God, the One, and or the infinite, every assumption is contingent.
* PROCESS (or if you prefer spirit, or activity) PRECEDES IMAGE. Image may, to some extent, (and sometimes almost perfectly) represent process. But process is always superior to and always more real than image. If process precedes image this might suggest also that mind precedes matter and energy.
* Everything we believe, or say we know, is based on a factual or value judgment. Both kinds of judgment always entail the other to some extent, and nothing can be known or exists for us without them.
* No fact or purported fact is true or false without someone to assert and believe it to be such. If an assertion or claim is deemed true or false then, and we are thorough, we should ask who is it that says so (or has said so), and what criteria are (were) they using? There is no such thing as "faceless" truth or reality -- at least none we are capable of knowing.
* You can't escape reason. If you aren't rational yourself, someone else will be rational for you; nor do their intentions toward you need to be friendly or benevolent.
* Every point of view and opinion has its truth to it -- even the most abhorrent and unacceptable to us. This said, we are naturally inclined to assume that some opinions have much greater truth to them than others. Even so, what little truth there is in any point of view must, at least at some juncture, and certainly with respect to issues of heated controversy, be justly and reasonably respected. Why? Because we would not be honest (and therefore not truthful) if we didn't.
*Ultimately, and when all is said and done, thought without heart is nothing.
* Most, if not all, of society's very worst problems arise from (certain) spirit people and those who listen to them -- whether the former comes in the shape of "God," angel, devil or what have you. It is these people who are most the source and cause of real unhappiness. If then you chance to have contact with such, while having (one assumes) overcome their lures, deceptions, and pretenses of benevolence and higher knowledge, I recommend that this (i.e., "unhappiness" or "unhappiness itself") is what you call them. Blame and curse them for (most) everything wrong; for it is it is they who have been and are the ruin of everyone and everything (that is, if anyone is or could be said to be so.)

Mottos:
"When you can face me, I'll consider taking you seriously."
"Millions for defense; not one cent for tribute!"
"The whole of the city is at the mercy of a gang of criminals, led by a man who calls
himself 'the Kid.' And I'm the only one who can find him for you." (RE see here.)

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Gravitas

"...not hospitality heaped for Polymedes
but empty earth on the parched Dryopian fields."

Despite all the good,
despite all the bad,
neither stops the days;
time proceeds
without them.

And we joy and grumble
along the way.

As much a tragedy,
as much a celebration,
life is a journey
we must go on.
It isn't worth living.
It is worth living.
Yet whether or no,
you must go on

and go on.

Mind chained in darkness,
body bound by time,
how much anyone
is embarrassed by the past;
how much anyone
has some shame.

If you died, then lived again,
how now would you live?
War less and learn more;
for if you learn,
onward and upward you go
if not, then further down.

If God's kingdom
is not of this world,
what is this beauty here?
What is beauty
in a world that rejects truth?

"Whoever hates me
also hates my Father."

If you knew better
(and perhaps you do),
Beauty doesn't need the world.

Comets and stars are above
they are right outside my door
but they are also in my heart,
they are also in my mind --

In a safe haven
away from the sea,
on a still shore
of a soul yearning,
but not fully filled
with wisdom.

We all judge,
but Who finally judges?

Who placed the earth?
Chance?
Or if not, did He chose
the exact location,
the exact coordinates
of each view of the heavens
as seen from every land?

Wherever it is rare,
take me there,
take me there.

Where diamonds are framed
on translucent air,
tell me where,
tell me where?

Where one place
is everywhere,
where all are freed
from heavy care,

teach me there.

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They have and possess considerable wealth, power, followers, and position, and to some extent authority -- of a kind. But none of them is the great man really.

The great man rather is someone who said, "I will hide, lie in darkness, connive, deceive, terrorize, manipulate and intimidate, and by these means persuade others that I am the greatest of all."

And this he did this, it is true, but at the cost of turning himself into a (real-life) monster man.

Even so and nevertheless, he is still the great man: the one to whom all the others must acquiesce to, accommodate and oblige; at least those who don't want to be ostracized, tortured, or murdered.

If then you go to the seemingly great others and you say, why will you not speak candidly? Why will you not take responsibility? Why will you not be fully accountable? They will and can reply honestly that the reason they can do none of these things is that they are not the great man. And they themselves must answer to him.

"All right then," I said. "Great man, ghost or whatever you are, reveal yourself! Tell us who you are. Tell us what your purpose is!"

But of course he wouldn't, he couldn't do that. For if he did, he would no longer be the great man (or "great" whatever he is.)

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Bob Steele, years before he became "Duffy" on "F-Troop."

Overall, I've come to think of the 1930's and late 1920's as the true golden age of sound films. My reasons for this are that they are in the greater majority of instances reliably moral (and therefore not obnoxious, pretentious, or offensive) and likeable, while at the same time, and no matter even how bad in a given instance the movie, always entertaining to view for one reason or other.

For some time now I have been watching Mill Creek Entertainment's "Guns of the West," 100 Pack, and its "Cowboys & Bandits," 50 Pack; two super bargain DVD sets that contain "B" (really to my mind "A") Westerns from the 30s and 40s; starring among others Tim McCoy, Bob Steele, Ken Maynard, Buster Crabbe, Charles King, Hoot Gibson, Harry Carey, Dave O'Brien, Randolph Scott -- just to name some of my particular favorites. Truly (and along with Mill Creek's "Warriors" 50 pack with Steve Reeves, et al.) there is no better DVD deal better anywhere when it comes to both price and enjoyable movies. One would think such old westerns films would be repetitious. Yet far more surprising and remarkable is how different and diverse in details and variations they actually are, and one gets the distinction impression that the makers of these films had as much great fun making these as we and others, then and now, had and have of seeing them.

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Here's something different. Someone is accused of plagiarizing a riff off a hoax album made decades after the alleged plagiarist claimed he composed his. Is such a thing possible? Well, let's put it this way. Were it true, I for one would not be in the least surprised.

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* "ORACLES," i.e., the above remarks, quotes, observations, poems, pictures, etc., posted here earlier (or the above continued.)

"Oracles": 2014 -- last updated 24 Oct. 2014 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2013 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2012 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2011 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2010 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2009 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2008 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2007 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2003-2006 (.pdf)

Note. Aside from the poems written by myself (i.e., those formally included in Poems by WTS), or material cited or presumably as being from others, there is no copyright on the contents contained in the "Oracles" and they may otherwise and therefore be freely copied, disseminated, or plagiarized as much as anyone cares to do these things.

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This page is set up to provide information about myself and my work.

To Contact me you can write or call:
William Thomas Sherman
1604 NW 70th St.
Seattle, Washington 98117
206-784-1132
wts@gunjones.com

Secondary email addresses:
williamthomassherman@gmail.com
gunjones1@yahoo.com

My pages on:
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"Lee's Legion, 2nd Partizan Corps" on Face Book

ALL SERIOUS INQUIRIES ARE GUARANTEED A REPLY.
Unless you are sending spam, or a general advertisement, or a private subscription I personally signed onto, you are guaranteed an answer from me at any of the above e-mails.

NOTICE: Strange as this might sound, it is not at all impossible that if you call or write me you may be answered by or receive a reply from someone impersonating me. I know this to have happened before. In fact I have had e-mails bounced back to me -- with my e-mail address as the sender -- which I never sent! For this reason I would prefer, if at all possible, people come to my home directly to see me, in order to avoid this sort of nonsense and interference on the part of people interested in discrediting me (due to my being outspoken on the subject of spirit people and other crime related matters.)
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BOOKS

If by chance you encounter any problems accessing a .pdf via a given link below, try: Right click "Save as..." to download the .pdf to your PC instead.

* Christ and Truth, THIRD edition (.pdf) ~ last updated: 22 Oct. 2014

* Peithology: The Nature and Origin of Belief, fifth edition (.pdf zipped) ~ last updated 20 Oct. 2014 and in .pdf

* A New Treatise on Hell, fourth edition (.pdf zipped) ~ last updated 16 Jan. 2014 and in .pdf
See also A Spirit People Primer, and, very importantly, my personal "Narrative" (.pdf zipped) ~ last updated: 1 Jan. 2014 and in .pdf -- and most recently "Appeal of 2008, and Re-Introduction to Sherman 'Narrative'"
"Spirit People and Science" Discussion Group/List at Yahoo Groups
"Spirit People and Science" on Face Book

* Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780-1781, NINTH edition ~ last updated: 27 April 2014

On a related note, see: Lee's Legion Remembered: Profiles of the 2d Partisan Corps as taken from Alexander Garden's Anecdotes. (.pdf)
And: CONTINENTAL ARMY SERIES

* Poems by WTS (.pdf)~ last updated 24 Oct. 2014

* Link to my Mabel Normand Home Page, including Mabel Normand Source Book (Right click and "Save As..." if you are using dial-up.)

TRACTS, short pieces, etc.
  • Visits of the Forgotten: A Collection of Ghost Stories (.pdf) ~ last updated 4/29/14
  • "The Escape," a short story (Online)
  • "The Critical Mirror: Making Sense of Film Assessment" (1991) in .pdf ~ last updated 05/18/14
  • Silent Film Reviews written for Classic Images, plus an essay on Film Criticism (.rtf zipped) ~ last updated 5/18/14
  • "Some Tips for New Writers": An in-Progress Checklist (.pdf) ~ last updated 10/4/13
  • On the Rosary (.pdf) ~ last updated 3/30/09
  • "A Proposed Solution to the Somers-Mutiny"
  • "The Ghost of the Traitor," A Stage Play (.rtf, zipped) ~ last updated 12/15/12 and .pdf
  • "Some Observations Regarding the JFK Assassination" (.pdf) ~ last updated: 4/27/14
  • "BEN TURPIN: The Rear Guard of Saxicolous Wayfarers of Cinematic Finitude" (.pdf)

    Miscellaneous

  • MUSIC: * Midi transcription I did of J.S. Bach's Sonata no. 4 in C minor for violin, 4th mov. *My up-tempo Midi transcription of A. Corelli's La Folia *A Sarabande by G. F. Handel
    *"Soul, Rockin' and Obscure"
  • U.S. 22nd Pursuit Squadron; see also "A History of U.S. 22nd Aero Squadron" by Arthur Raymond Brooks, et al. (.pdf) and "Capt Arthur Ray Brooks: America's Quiet Ace of W.W.1" by Walter A. Musciano (.pdf)
  • French & Indian War (2.9 MBs) and Revolutionary War (5.6 MBs) scenarios for (at one time) Shrapnel Games' "Horse and Musket II" (for PC)
    The "Horse and Musket" program itself, is now available as a free download at: http://www.brothersoft.com/games/horse-musket.html
    To download the necessary 1.13 patch update, see: http://www.gunjones.com/HnMPatch100to113.zip (Choose "Save" at prompt, and after downloading unzip patch this in the main HnM folder.)
    Also and separately (i.e., from my own designs), click here to download the related and similarly out of print "Sons of Liberty" by SSI, and for which DOSBox is required.
  • The Naval War of 1812, Scenarios for Talonsoft's Age of Sail, with historical reference data from Theodore Roosevelt's work of that title.
  • Model Ship Page
  • An amateur painting,"Over Purple," I did many years back, about the only one of such I did which is still around, and which I like (though the scan doesn't quite do it justice, as not quite all of the actual picture is shown.)
  • Biograph Sunday
  • "Single-handedly,
    Fought both the League of Horror
    And the Organization Against Freedom
    For over a Decade,
    AND beat them -- MANY times!"

    Since I mention it nowhere else at this website or in my writings, and just for the record -- I was born on March 23, 1961 in Rockville Centre, New York (on Long Island.) My father's side of the family was and is entirely Irish and lived in New York City; while my mother's was and is entirely Lithuanian and came from Ansonia, Connecticut. In the summer of 1972, my family (my father was in Reinsurance) moved to the Medina section of Bellevue, Washington, and have, for the most part, lived in the general Seattle area ever since. I graduated from the University of Washington in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then I attended two years of Law School at Gonzaga University in Spokane, but dropped out for personal, moral and family reasons, before finishing. For most of the rest of my basic story, again, see my Narrative. For a more recent photograph (taken in April 2007), click here.
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    This is my recommendation of things and people sundry which others may have missed. For some these will already be well known, but for others less so. It is for these last that the suggestion is proffered.

    ~ Recommendation of the Week ~

    Since its inception, posting the "recommendation of the week," although much fun along the way, has also become a bit of an inconvenient chore requiring a regular schedule. Meanwhile, but more importantly, since I effectively (aside from the above mentioned exception) receive no feedback on them (or on this website generally), I can't think it warrants the personal investment any longer to keep it going. In addition to lack of feedback, I simply don't have the extra money (I feel) necessary to explore different music, movies, books etc. -- in turn necessary to maintain the span, color, and variety of the selections, taking the list as a whole. Consequently, unless and until I do ever finally get feedback and or "somehow" come into some funds, the "recommendation of the week" at present (as of August 2009) has been discontinued.

    Otherwise and as an expedient, what I intend to do in future in its place is post or mention music, movies, books etc. among my regular "Oracles;" as inspiration moves me or of unusually special interest comes up; something, of course, I already have, to some extent at least, been doing for some time.

    * List of previous Weekly Recommendations *

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    A PERSON OR THING ARE VALUED BECAUSE THEY ARE LOVED (OR ELSE BECAUSE THEY IN SOME WAY BENEFIT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAT IS LOVED.) THE GREATER THE SINCERITY, ENDURANCE AND OVERALL QUALITY OF THE LOVE FOR THAT PERSON OR THING, THE GREATER THE PERSON OR THING'S VALUE.
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    Well, I would be certainly if I wasn't being black-balled, blacklisted, and my communications routinely tampered with. This is pitiful I know, and I have put off doing this literally for years. But now is the time for it to be known that if anyone will send me money I'll take it. And if truth be told, the more money I have the more of a wallop I can put to these Hell people (certainly they don't want me having any, and have and will gyp and short change me just about whenever they can.) So please consider giving to this website if you can at all possibly afford it. Proceeds also go to assist the Institute for Ben Turpin Studies. So far I have sold only one book at my "Bookshop;" so it is not at all impossible that even if you try what you might send won't be allowed to get through to me. If this happens -- oh well, thanks anyway! (Also, by the way, if you try to send money, whether by Pay Pal or otherwise, and for some reason I don't receive it or am prevented from doing so please report this to Social Security; because interference of my receiving such or other funds or donations goes clearly against Social Security's understandable wish that I no longer be a dependent on them if possible.)

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