This site is dedicated to my grandfather George Adams,
another backwoods carpenter with a radiant heart

See also my technical site


pleni sunt caeli = the heavens are full

Today we live in a world of GPS and cell phones, computers and DNA.
    Our footprints are on the Moon.

But, while reaching for the stars,
         We remain tangled in stoneage superstition,
                  Killing and stealing as our children starve.

Long ago friends disatisfied with society and its religions asked me,
    then a young priest and scientist, to help them build a new worldview for today.
On our way together, we found we had to leave society's religions far behind,
    often pursuing what was taught long ago, but not yet learned,
       from sources like Jesus and Buddha, Francis and Martin, Rumi and Tagore
Sometimes we followed the trail of science:
         Galileo and Newton, Einstein and Hawking, Turing and Ada
Sometimes we followed the trail of the heart:
          in words: Tolstoy to Gandhi to Martin to Thay,
          in music: Tallis to Bach to songs of today.

Here are the materials we gathered, as promised. I entrust them to you.


Beginning in Kenya:
<<<<< 1,500,000 BC

Reaching to the  Moon:
 1969 AD >>>>>

Come, my friends,  ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Come, my friends,

’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Push off, and sitting well in order smite

The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars, until I die.

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

          —  Tennyson.   .   .


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