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resetly I have been acused of living in the past which is really just an exstention of what has been happening to me all my life. I am often ask me if I think I was born too late, or, if I wish I had been born in the Renaissance or even the middle ages. Well, yes I have thought about it and NO I don't think I was born too late, I think I was born too early. I am sure that living in the middle ages would have been unbearable for me. I have been for most of my life, a person who looks to the future, I feel that progress is far too slow and people change too slowly. I am somewhat of a "shokewave rider" that way, and in many other ways. I guess since most people see me for my clothes and grab at the simple answers they never ask me about the future??? If I were suddenly transported there I would go mad or be killed. During the Renaissance, living was certainly better, but it still would "suck"; it would just "suck less" less than it would in the Middle Ages. Of course were I born back then, I would have been perfectly accepting of the time I lived in, for everything around me would be perfectly normal to me... The historical consequences could be problematic, though. As for whether I think I was born too late, I usually say no, and I will also add that if anything, I have been born too soon. However, outside of all this fiction-speak, I am perfectly happy with the time and place of my birth. I love both my parents and appreciate that they produced me, and especially in that I was a wanted child. I am indebted to them for my life and I thank them. The life I have lived has been quite something, though it has been the only life I have known. I have lived well, and, from the most part, I am happy. I am quite happy with this Weeb Site. I have put a lot of work into it and I think it is pretty nice. I would like any advice you would like to share in making it an even better site.
One neat thing about history is taht it is about everything, that appeals the the Renaissance Man in me :o)
Today my interests are still vast, though if there has been any specialization it has been to the field of History. I have an affinity for history many others do not seem to have. Currently my greatest historical interests are in the history of the sciences and their many related technologies, the history of clothing, and the history of history. One of the many great things about history is that it involves everything, and to me it is sum of all knowledge. How could someone not love that? History has been my passion for two decades. For many history is just names and dates, but that attitude comes from disinterest and a terrible curriculum--or indifferent teaching. For me history has always been the High Story of human beings. It is the "greatest story" that can ever be told, and one reason for that belief is that history evolves. As time passes the story changes, ever approaching the truth. Like scientists, who of course are all people in white coats laboriously sneaking up sideways on the secrets of the universe, historians are also sneaking up sideways on the store of human history. Science is more today than it was before because scientists today stand on the shoulders of those who went before. History is the same. We know more today because we see more than we did before, and we stand on the shoulders of giants.
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2012 September 16