What’s Happening Now?

ACCORDING TO THIS WordPress computer program, which I may have been reading poorly, there have been 473 visitors to this website.  Most of them are somewhat interested in reading what we say, most do not write any comments.

Of those who do comment, three of us recently have written about incredible events in our lives.  I think all of us have had incredible events, but to harmonize with the calculations of my data, 0.063424947%, or 740,549,682 of 6 billion people on the planet have had incredible events: time and space shifted, absolutely certain collisions didn’t happen, events that required seconds to happen, happened in a few microseconds, all those beliefs of lives on this planet continued instead of dying.

So 740 million (rounding the number down) have shared this, and X million/billion have not shared it.

There’s probably a reason why it happens, these impossible events in this life.  There are probably some people who have figured why it happened.

For me, in my F-86F crash that somehow didn’t happen, the voice told me, “The hand of God,” as a reason I could think about for a while.  I couldn’t believe that a theocentric deity would have moved a finger, let alone a hand to change my fate, and I lived with that all these years, having found nothing that worked except “Beliefs Can Change.”

It’s interesting, considering all the mega-odds against it happening, that I’d hear from Allen Roland, a former fighter pilot.  He had a theory that has now dropped the Theory title, which he calls “the Unified Field.”   He tells about it on his website: http://www.allenroland.com.

“The basic underlying and uniting force of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness (the Unified Field) which lies not only beyond time and space but ALSO beneath our deepest fears and whose principal property is the universal urge to unite.”

Interesting that the course of his life changed in one second, in a single-engine Navy plane.  He had to retract the landing gear in less than a second before hitting the sea, a task which would have taken around five seconds plus the seconds for the change in loss of drag to affect his flight, all of this when he had only one second for it to happen.  Something happened to time, as it did for me a few years later.

Like me, I think he has concluded over the years that Love is the only reality in this world of belief or in any belief throughout the multiverses.

I find his tenets remarkable:

“Tenet One

“The basic underlying force of the universe is a psychic energy field of universal love, within which gravitational and electromagnetic fields, the strong and weak forces in the atom, and all other forces of nature, including time and space, are merely conditions of state. Within this psychic realm of love, paranormal events such as clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition and near-death experiences are also conditions of state. The principal property of this field of love is its propensity to unite, complete and fulfill all living beings within a constantly evolving loving plan. This field of love is the absolute constant of the universe in that within it, time and space do not exist. Thus, we are instantly joined with the past, present and future of a universe which is in the process of uniting, completing and fulfilling itself.

“Tenet Two

“The consciousness of the observer is the determining factor in being able to perceive the Unified Field, and the depth of one’s sensory experience is what determines this consciousness. In that regard, our most profound sensory experience is the total surrender to what is deepest within ourselves, that is, the surrender to love and a joyful state of soul consciousness – which is the awareness of an evolving loving plan and the taking of responsibility for one’s function within that plan. The Unified Field is therefore a state of soul consciousness. That state which limits or denies our perception of the Unified Field is ego consciousness.

“Tenet Three

“It would appear that the pain of not feeling loved for oneself and being seemingly separated from our original state of soul consciousness and the Unified Field is of such deep psychic proportions that, early in childhood, processes are triggered in the hypothalamus which result in a left brain imbalance and dominance as well as the denial, mistrust and forgetting of our connection to the Unified Field and the love and joy and a state of soul consciousness deepest within us. It is from this dark tunnel of pain, aloneness, despair and apparent death that the ego and ego consciousness is born – for survival and protection purposes only. As such, death or the idea of death, is an illusion measured by the limits of our consciousness.

“Think of the ego as a protective cocoon that is eventually meant to be shed. The Unified Field can be visualized as a grid of great luminosity joining all living beings within its energy field of love. The words of Longfellow would seem appropriate in describing this all-encompassing field or grid: ‘The thread of all sustaining beauty that runs through all and doth all unite.’”

This is the first time I’ve quoted so much from another website.  I suppose I should tell him.

The conditions of his flight back then…that’s why I didn’t pass the Navy’s tests but I did pass them for the Air Force and got to fly from non-floating runways, in reasonable weathers.

Of course the cost was that I didn’t find the gift of his Unified Field, but some part of my spirit knew he was working on it and I could therefore fly an unhazardous life, in sunlight.

48 thoughts on “What’s Happening Now?

  1. Richard,
    This absolutely gives me (“goose bumps” good ones to read) ! I am glad you were able to connect with Allen Roland and certainly within a day you have absorbed a great deal from his insights, yet it is just the beginning because you, we, everyone, we are all touching the Infinite. To become aware that we are so deeply conditioned early in life to the duality mind-set of time-space, is a difficult jump to make, even to question it. It is not so much that there is no truth in duality; it is very useful, but it is only an aspect of a much deeper, greater and varied REALITY.

    I had an insight about your talking to Puff. Since Source or God knows and loves every particle and wave even in the smallest realms of the physical universe, that means that Divine Wisdom and Love are there as well as in our bodies and in our thoughts. God or Source is not separate from any of it, including ourselves. So when nuts and bolts and fabric and metal are built into an airplane, what’s to prevent the airplane from perceiving a unity of itself and perceiving that it is cared for and loved. So it speaks to one it knows is listening! The Unified
    field of Love runs very deep!

  2. I had to read the first paragraph of Tenet Three more than once. I work with very young children – ones who still see all things as possible and who believe that everything they see or say is “true” or “real”. At this age you can almost see the impact on their consciousness that comes from how others treat them and from the events in their lives. Even as an adult we are all impacted by the actions of others and this has a great ripple effect through the Unified Field and how much we all feel or don’t feel connected to it and to each other.

  3. Near death experiences have 4 classic components–darkness followed by bright light. Then an out of body experience during which time usually stops. When I had mine I floated past icu monitors which all showed frozen heart beat screens. Perhaps u experienced an nde & that gave u more time or extrasensory experiences to process and save yourself. Rae said u lit up a room when u entered it. I imagine when u do finally enter a post life room u will lighten that as well, my friend. Finally, death is very much a metamorphic process. Does a butterfly question seeming physics anomalies perceived as he transitions? We must morph from body to spirit so I imagine perceptions of reality would likely feel mutable.

  4. Dear Richard, I am one of those 473 visitors of your fantastic blog and I am now one of those readers who post comments 🙂
    I have been following you for a long time and I have enjoyed all of your books, most of them in their Italian edition. I was introduced to your books by a dear friend of mine and even if he still lives in Italy and I live now in the US, we keep in touch and we still talk about you.
    Anyhow, this is just a short message to say “thank you” for all the wonderful words you have written and for the insight you have given us.
    I would love to read something from you about life choices. I am at a particular stage of my life where, being 40 years old, I don’t really know where my life should go. I feel like I am stuck in time and place and that I can’t really do what I would love to do. But at the same time, if you ask me “What do you love?”, I would give you a confused reply..I love so many things that I can’t focus on anyone of them, I feel like if I focus on one, I’ll miss the others.
    Keep up the good work!

    • That’s a terrible wonderful truth about living as a mortal, isn’t it: There is always some challenge for us! We can change, when we want to. Some folks kill themselves, possibly forgetting that they could sail to Bora-Bora, or fly gliders for a change. When we think of all the things we could do, even ones completely separate from our usual choices, there’s a life change for us!

    • Aaron, Richard’s book, “Running From Safety,” has insights that may be helpful to you. That prose has helped me make better choices many times since it found me!
      Oh, my! I guess this makes me a “poster,” no longer just a visitor…

    • Hi Aaron,

      Piece of unsolicited advice: try the first chapter of “Gift of Wings” from a phenomenal Author who’s really passionate about what he does.

      That wonderful piece of literature will surely give you an insight on what moves us, on the simplicity of finding out what we love to do and what usually surrounds that.

      Enjoy the ride!

      Juan

  5. At 80, I’m still here and healthy. Just maybe, here’s why. Hard to believe, but here’s my quit smoking story:
    Here’s my quit smoking story:

    I began smoking in ernest in early 1963 because my girlfriend, later to become my wife smoked. Well, I don’t blame her completely, as I might have started otherwise, because that was the culture at the time. Beginning sometime in the early ’70’s I quit smoking on seemingly about a half dozen times….. each lasting for weeks or even months while my wife continued (even today). The last time I tried to break the habit I was into maybe something like 6 weeks of not smoking.

    Then one day I came home for lunch from the office as was my usual routine. But this day, as I finished lunch, I spied a pack of cigarettes my wife had left on the counter, I think by mistake, as she was not into tempting me to begin again. Or was she? 🙂 Anyway, I thought, “What the heck, one cigarette can’t hurt anything” and it would be so good to have another puff before never having another. (yeah right – I had been down that road before) So, I went over to the counter, took out a cigarette and looked for a match to light it. There were no matches to be found. But no problem, there was the electric stove burner to turn on for the light – I had done this many times before. So I headed to the stove to get my light, but as I was walking toward the stove the electric power went out. I should mention the loss of electric power in Anchorage was quite rare.

    I placed the cigarette back into its package and have never ever been even slightly tempted to smoke again. That occurred in about 1975. I love my guardian spirit.

  6. Richard,
    I want to thank you for your insight and wonderful books. I have followed you for many years. You are an inspiration to me to seek what I love to do, no matter what anyone else says.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Lynn

  7. Hello Richard,

    I am part of a group in Topeka, Kansas that in part studies consciousness. I have heard stories of people that have been in a near death situation, certain death in some cases and yet they find them selves completely safe. They have described the experience as the hand of God or Guardian Angels protecting them. Some of them have had pictures of cars that were totally destroyed yet they walked away without a scratch. Sometimes finding themselves on the ground next to the vehicles that have been crushed. A very curious situation and an interesting idea to contemplate.

  8. Richard,

    The older I get, the more I see this force at work in my life and the Universe.

    There is a great documentary produced by the director of such comedies as “Bruce Almighty,” “Patch Adams” and many others. Tom Shadyac had a bicycle accident that substantially changed his life and had him exploring what’s really important in life. The documentary is called “I Am.” Good stuff.

  9. I believe we all find a piece of the puzzle’s answer as we go through life, but as we are not the same, neither are the pieces we find necessarily relevant to the others. Sometimes just a kernel of a ‘truth’ gives us a glimpse of that thing we seem to be seeking.

    In 1988 Chris Griscom published her book titled, “Time Is An Illusion”. Even today I find that those words pop into my consciousness quite frequently and it seems I am forever looking at the ways I have found that idea to be true for me.

    When the engine of our Cessna quit over downtown Los Angeles during the 1979 Powder Puff Derby Air Race, my daughter co-pilot’s words were, “Hang a left.” Because our focus was on where to put our beloved plane down, there was no discussion about time, just whether it would be a factory type roof or would we make it to El Monte AP since the highways were crammed with cars. My choice was to try for a runway that would not damage the aircraft which for many was a stupid decision. Today I realize it had everything to do with our concept of time but I was too busy to worry about how much time was available to us. Touch down on the very end of the runway put the experience into the ‘no longer important’ as we changed plugs and took off to return to the race. It could have been the end of us, but since it was not, it was put into the ‘think about it later’ box. In 1970 I had an NDE which did alter my perception of life and maybe that played into the acceptance of the fact the plane really could not have made it to the airport from that altitude, but it did.

    I credit the plane for saving us, but that doesn’t work for some people. Guess that is why I had to write the book about her. Universal Intelligence? Inanimate objects that supersede their built-in parameters? I have lived with the experience of that yet after all these years cannot satisfactorily explain it to another. And sometimes I wonder if I am really here.

  10. Thanks for your posts. This seems to confirm what I’ve been reading in the Conversations with God series….Time does not ‘move’. We are moving through time. Which would mean we can slow down or speed up how fast we wish to move. Time being a product of our ‘relative’ world, NOW being the only reality there is. Keep the posts coming…..Jim

  11. Thank you for finding such great explanations for what I have “felt” being true all my life! I nejoy your posts – please keep sending them. John

  12. Very interesting, indeed.

    I have a problem with my “too logical mind”. Tenet One postulates: “Thus, we are instantly joined with the past, present and future of a universe which is in the process of uniting, completing and fulfilling itself.”
    If the Universe is in a process of uniting, completing and fulfilling itself, how can we be in a timeless state of “present”? Without sequencing? Without past and future? Somehow, I find that statement to be a bit of an overstatement, a bit of a quick conclusion. This is an aspect of the multiverse that remains mysterious to my tiny intellect.

    I would love to know what do you, inquisitive, restlessly curious Richard, think about his aspect of reality?

    • Seems impossible: Eternal, beyond time, but it isn’t finished? I’d suggest that it’s our language that stumbles us. I’d suggest that It, Perfect Love, is finished and perfect and Now, but we _perceive_ that it isn’t built yet. Soon as we let go that our perceptions need building, not the perfect Is, we’ll be closer, then at last recognize that our perceptions are our beliefs, not reality, we’re done! The only reality, the only Is, is Love. Closer we fly to It, the brighter It’s reality shines across us, and the more our beliefs melt, snow in sunlight.

      • This certainly throws light to my concern. I just need to learn how to let go a bit of my rather deep ties to “perceived reality”… Of course, for a guy like me, easy to say, but challenging to do…

        A lovely challenge, indeed!
        Thanks Richard!

        • There are some advantages. You won’t be sad when friends die, you’ll delight when your own work is finished, you’ll be a little more comfortable as your journey travels forever, touches us all. Beats saying, “I have no _clue_ what this life is for!”

          • Great advice, Richard, for my next couple of hundred billion years! I’ll keep focusing and learning..
            Thanks a Zillion!

  13. What a great piece of writing! My own life is imploding, 4 wks left of my “old” life and I”m in start over mode. Whoopee1 Thank you for the uplifting words. The book I just read reiterated those thoughts exactly, as I’d asked the universe if my knowings were true. You just answered it again.
    I found I’d been operating on a different level, had “dropped” down so to speak, and now am back “up” and everything is changing. I love it!
    Relax into me, myself. Be who you are fearlessly. That is the message I’ve received and can see how to do this. Blessings to you Richard.

  14. Richard,

    There are a number of times when I am a lurker. What is a lurker? You enter a website and look around and leave without leaving a comment. To be honest sometimes I am blown over by your time and effort poured into your posts Richard and feel somewhat at a loss for word to comment on what you are saying. So there you have it.

    Tenent One

    As a Christian I believe that God’s love and forgiveness fits well into Tenet One. As far as the rest I gotta think about it so I will say it rather than lurking.

    Out parents start the process of looking after us from the time we are born. As toddlers we try to eat, chew and touch things we should not and our parents have to keep a close eye on us so that we don’t kill ourselves at an early age. So part is our survival is getting trained to go through life and be ready for what lies ahead not matter where we end up. So, the underlying force is working without our knowing so that we can be prepared with situations happen.

    I have not had the near death experiences that came as close as you describe Richard, but they was a time in an aircraft when things go exciting.

    Climbing to altitude a thrust reverser unlock light climbing at 270 knots in a Citation. If the thrust reverser deploys in spite of all the interlocks then at this point with full power pushing on one side and reverse on the other, an uncontrollable roll with start and if nothing is done you spiral into the ground.

    The immediate action is to activate the “Emergency Stow Switch” that puts pressure on the thrust reverser to close no matter what other commands are on the reversers. In this case I activated the Emergency Stow Switch and my hand was back in my lap before I was conscious of what action I had just performed. Someone was looking out for all of us in that aircraft.

    As far as talking to an airplane. I do it all the time with my Cessna 182. Bill has been in the family for 15 years and chats with me about many items and I particularly appreciate how he communicates with me about his state of health.

  15. I lived in a house that had a thousand-foot drop off the edge of the back yard. One night with lots of stars I stood out on the edge of the drop and stared into the sky. My marriage was coming apart. I felt lost, uncertain about what to do and alone. I raised my clenched fits high above my head and pleaded, “Please let me know that you’re out there!” At that moment a shooting star crossed from my left fist to my right. I almost fell over backwards. The hair on my neck and arms was standing straight up. My mind got very quiet. I didn’t believe it happened and yet it happened. There’s so much more than we know. So much.

  16. So thought-provoking; thank you for doing this blog. I always read it, but I’m not the best at adding to the discussion. I’m always excited when I see a new email for it in my inbox! I’ve had the strangest year of my life and your writings have been so helpful. You and, oddly enough, Lewis Carroll, have done the most to illuminate me about the amazing ways of the multiverses and space-time. Fascinating stuff.

  17. If i understood correctly, I am amazed at those statistics-740 thousand million people out of 6 billion have had what the majority of people considers ‘unusual’ events’ in their lives. Thank you for doing that calculation. It gives even more credence to the fact, to me, that there is no such thing as an unusual event…….

  18. I arrived yesterday to my annual respite on don Pedro island in Florida when I read these lovely posts for the first time. Telling myself that I would read them again this morning before responding. Now sitting on a wonderful porch that I have been fortunate enough to be on for the past 16 years for a few glorious days or so each year -I’ve taken some time to digest and what I’ve personally taken from them is the following:
    I too had a waking up moment in the early hours of 4/6/96. Although I was not aware of it at the time of impact. I was t-boned in a small car. I suffered several internal injuries of which none are outwardly visible now.
    There was no near miss moment because of my deep sleep state. And not a drop of recognition of how fortunate and guided the event was on my part at the time. My outward pointing continued for several years afterward…
    I am now seemingly at a search and rescue stage for my inner.
    The signs and symbols are always abundant when I’m on point. My ability to slow it all down is much easier, and always improving. The constant nagging of “what the heck is this all about” is not as severe.
    I’ve always wondered why certain things seem to happen… like why a book becomes a best seller, why everyone likes the same songs… places -styles… catch phrases.
    Conclusion: This must be the same field that we all play in and recognize as stated above.
    Why the people that have visited and posted on this potent site.
    LOVE
    As always thanks for the gentle reminders-
    much needed and deeply appreciated

  19. i\m here too, reading in silence and not commenting. trying to change my life after pleasing the other person so many years but am scared. this kind of “brain work” of deep thinking is weird to me…

  20. I was lucky enough to watch a BBC documentary of the airman ‘Winkle Browns’ (Captain Eric Melrose) life. He is 95 and is a testimony of survival against all the odds.
    He has witnessed the most life challenging circumstances in air and sea and still here to tell the tale. I am guessing that you won’t be able to see the episode on US TV but I have attached a YouTube link which indicates that you can buy the DVD on Amazon He is not sure why he survived and witnessed so much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmY-YUWGKWY
    Many believe that Captain Eric Melrose “Winkle” Brown, is simply the greatest test pilot Britain has ever produced. Looking at his record it is easy to understand why. During his career, Winkle Brown flew more aircraft types, (487) than any pilot in history. He still holds the world record for the number of landings on an aircraft carrier and was the first person ever to a conduct a deck landing in a jet aircraft. He is the only British pilot ever to fly a purely rocket powered aircraft (the Messerschmitt 163) and but for the capriciousness of the British government, he may well have become the first pilot in the world to have broken the sound barrier.
    Yet this is not just a story of daring feats of flying.
    In this in depth interview, Captain Brown explains how he was motivated to learn to fly by the very people who four years later he would be fighting against, how as a schoolboy he watched in admiration the aerobatics of Hanna Reitsch, the worlds greatest female pilot, only to find himself interrogating her in 1945. And how, amongst the first into a liberated Belsen, he saw firsthand the ultimate horror of the Nazi regime.
    This, in his own words, is the story of a remarkable man.

  21. I actually learned about you and the wonderful books you have written from Kermit Weeks. I have since bought all your books and have loved every minute of every page I have read. I hope all is well and to see both of yourself and kermit flying together one day.

  22. Touches close to home. I served on aircraft carriers, and saw a fatal F-86 crash at an airshow many years ago. Last year the engine blew up in the P-40 Warhawk I was flying in. I’ve also had the experince of pushing a button and then asking the question “Am I dead?”.

    “Many people in search of an answer have no idea if they are asking the right question.”

    Kermit sent me

  23. Richard,

    Illusions was a Christmas gift last year and I read it in 3 hours, as I could not put the book down. If I read it two more times there would still be more understanding and insight to gain. I now have a copy of all of your books. I love flying, spirituality, and reading about flying — you cover all of those areas very well. I’m glad to see you have a blog (thanks to Kermit Weeks). Your writing helps me process the deep thoughts I have and even expand them. Thank you and continue writing!

  24. Posted from a small pub on the beach in Honduras.
    I hope the after life gives you as much life as your books have given me in this one!
    I have soared the World and you saved me many years that I am sure would have been lost in thought!

  25. My friend Kermit Weeks let me know about this wonderful site & I am so glad to know you are doing much better. I have all of your books & most are getting pretty worn by now. There are only a few in my large collection that I re-read time & time again & all of yours are included. I plan on being out your way later this year & would love to buy you a cup of coffee or whatever you prefer. Thanks for all of the joy you bring.

  26. a few more NOWS from my respite:
    yesterday while reading illusions … I have always just opened books to see what they had to share… I opened to the part where it stated exactly the same idea!
    then this morning while “reading”; Conversations with Seth volume two by, Sue Watkins …I was finishing up a segment and the last page before I planned on putting it down there was a reference to you, Richard! On page 437.
    I quickly looked this passage up to see the number you referenced in it.
    473.
    Immediate disappointment, then realized -NOT REALLY!
    Heading out now to the sea, to let my beautiful blue feather find me.
    giggling in my now illusion!

  27. Dear Richard:
    My father gave me a copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull when I was only 7. One of the most beautiful things in my life has been the wonderful change on that story as I was able to read it over and over again while I grew up. The way I look at it now has perhaps changed, but not the fascination of that first moment, the soft imprinting moth-like wings in my brain, that brain of the little 7 year old kid that just wanted to fly.
    And as I grew older and lost my path more than once, when I have been in doubt, going through the passages of Illusions has been my anchor in the storm.
    I wanted to thank you so much for touching my soul and help me open my eyes. I once dreamed of sending you a thank you note. Must say that back in the days of letters and post cards, I doubted it will ever reach you, and maybe that is why it was never sent. But here I am today, sitting in an office, yes, but my heart and spirit have learnt to fly higher than the wind.
    It was less than two years ago that I flew on a biplane for the first time. Your were right. You can’t truly say you’ve flown until you feel the warm, oil scented wind on your face, coming from the radial engine that roars with life in front of you…. You were so right!!!

  28. Dear Mr Bach,
    I’m so glad to hear that you are doing better (found out on Kermit Weeks Face Book Page). Thank you so much for changing my life when I was 16 years old. I read my first book cover to cover (A Gift of Wings) and things have never been the same since, now 58 yrs old now and have had a wonderful life of aviation , even a little Barnstorming. Thank You

  29. Hello!!! I’m glad to be here – of have been guided here. Your book Bridge Across Forever has recently found me in a peculiar way. And it seems part of my own history about soulmates, discoveries and aviation. I’d like just to thank you for sharing your love and knowledge.

  30. This post thoroughly resonated with my own life experience and my present level of knowing. Thank you, Richard! Although I’ve had this understanding for nearly 25 yrs., …now, I’m afraid my ego still enjoys finding tangible indications that it’s not alone. Love is all there is and especially for the ego, repetition is the key to learning! 🙂
    Namaste,
    Alma

  31. Hello there friends and like minded family: I too, am one of the 473 who reads, enjoys and gets enlightenment from the posts, but rarely writes anything. Although a fan of Richard’s books for several decades, I discovered the old website several months before the accident and before it was shut down. It’s wonderful to have something back up again. For several years now, I’ve been going through a difficult time, and reading the posts helps. I do have a question, although this may not be the correct section. Richard, shortly before the accident, you were talking about a small get together of like minded people. Because of where I’m at, I didn’t think I’d get in to the select group that you needed to limit it to. However, I would have tried, because I think just listening at the back of the room (I’m terribly shy) would help me immensely. Do you still think about doing something like this?

    • Maybe I should write about the meeting. I’d much enjoy it.

      Yet the mechanics are difficult, to have a number come here in the summertime (which is the tourist time for the islands). Ffinding a place to stay, meals, a place to meet…it becomes something nobody wants to be hemmed about with the schedule and travel.

      What’s an alternate way of meeting. We like to have others here, and looking at the response here we can tell there are some lovely people who have found this place.

      A meeting every time that ten people agree to come to Orcas Island, Washington on some day? In the summertime I could put Puff out on the grass near the runway here and we could talk (except for the minute when an airplane’s taking off), Not terribly private there but a nice place. Bring sandwiches, have a morning and an afternoon? No flights in Puff, though I could fly her solo, so you could see what she’s like in person. The north edge of Eastsound airport is on the beach, I think there are kayaks there…don’t know except I see ’em there when taking off on Runway 34 and landing on 16.

      We could meet on Charles Island, it has a beautiful quiet beach there, the whole island is a park, nobody lives there, but there’s no way to get there except by seaplane and boat.

      Thinking about it. Let me know what you’re found could work. Orcas Island has a ferry from Anacortes, and Kenmore Air flies in on a land plane or several floatplanes, one seaplane base is right at Rosario Resort, has places to stay and a restaurant. Maybe meet at Rosario? Check it out if that’s possible for you.

        • I’d love to be there, too. If it is part of the Universe’s plans. I could go there if you agree to meet before the 5th of August, for I have to be back by the 6th. Later than that it would have to be some other time for me. Only thing, I would need some instructions on how to get there. I’m a foreigner and I don’t really know what’s the best way to reach that place.

          • Seattle seems like a good place to start from if one gets to the West coast. Then a seaplane or two….and a couple hundred dollars… 🙂

  32. I read and read through, lots of books, different authors… Richard is one who has touched something in me.. I don’t know what, but it always felt good… But again and again I’m thrown back into “life”.. I’m confused… Then it seems what he has said may be just fancy… Let’s see what’s “cool” in this world.. One who is tough, cigar dangling from his mouth, talking in a drawl, who is tolerant to the highest quantity of booze, and has the most number of lays… Or one who does what he likes, eats lemon pie with milk, doesn’t care what happens with the world and crosses over to avoid passing a bar..?? The answer is obvious and there’s something terribly wrong with the world and “cool” then.. Of course, it depends on what significance you give to someone else’s opinion.. There you have it… On a whole other level people like me suffer too much hard knocks that forces us to think Roland’s Unified Field as another hot air balloon.. There’s just one simple question: What works? Is there anything in life we can do something about? No, I’m not talking about guarantees… We’re all past that.. But still, what works? What can we do?

  33. Dear Mr. Bach.

    Hello, my name is Jessy Kim. I am a middle school student in South Korea. I read Jonathan Livingston Seagull for my school project. This story changed my life. I can think of many times in my life when I felt like Jonathan or when I helped my friends like Jonathan did. And I will try to reach perfection in my life in the future.

    My project is about lessons I got from the story and compare Jonathan to Yi Sun Sin, the great admiral of the Korean Navy. I will also talk about Steve Jobs who had many experiences like Jonathan. Admiral Yi and Steve Jobs became outcasts in their lives but they did not give up on their dreams. I won’t give up on my dreams either. Thank you for inspiring me.

    Sincerely, Jessy Kim

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