In 1985 the drama class of Okmulgee High preformed "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Tig Carson has given "Still With Eyes Closed" another 5 star review.
Why are readers giving this book 5 star reviews? Read it to find out why.
The only 4 star review was posted by a close friend who wants to be a writer and before she left her review she told me what she intended to say but started off by telling me "If I had wrote it".
She thought the idea was good and expressed if she had had the idea this is what she would have done. So she left 4 stars based on that feeling. She also skimmed/skipped some parts.
Others who have left feedback left it on the value of the author and story and they left 5 stars.
So buy, read and enjoy.
"There's a lot of post-apocalyptic novels out there. Most are quite typical. "Still with Eyes Closed" was the first one that made me think, hope, and fear for the future.
The book starts out in present day. Jim, and his terminally-ill wife Jennifer, spend their days waiting for the inevitable. Hope of a cure has worn them out. Eventually, Jim decides life without his true love was no life at all. Preparations are made. Then... a break through in science!
Without giving too much away, Jim and Jennifer agree to become part of a exciting new project. An experiment. And soon enough, Jim finds himself in a confusing new world. At first, 2080 is wonderful to Jim. No crime, no pollution, and a stable environment brings hope to Jim's heart. Maybe the future wasn't so bleak after all? But Jim decides to peek a bit closer. It seems all these 'good things' come at a price, a price Jim finds much too high.
I loved following Jim on his journey for truth. Like bread crumbs through the forest, I followed along, cringing with each new discovery. Jim knew the truth would be grim, but like the reader, he didn't want to believe it. Life seemed so much better in the future. Jim also knew his wife Jennifer was soon to wake up and join him in this Brave New World.
I really liked how Jim was thrown into a corner - looked upon by his fellow man as the savior of the world, but shunned and feared by those who truly brought the new world to fruition.
Dewayne Watts did a fantastic job weaving together a complicated, and quite suspenseful story. I often spent my spare time thinking about what I would do in Jim's situation.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dystopian stories. It will make you question what you would be willing to give up for the 'good' of mankind."
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Okay, so I got the OHS 1985 play "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" uploaded and you need to download it. It's really easy, but there are a few steps if you are starting from zero.
1) Download and install Firefox browser (if not already installed) https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
2) Once installed goto YouTube and try to watch the video. Most likely you could not. You may have gotten an error to install Adobe Flash Player. Useing the link on YouTube that shows up where the video should hve been, click it. Follow the instructions on Adobe's site to install. Pay attention to the cebter advert box, it will hve checkmarks to install 3rd party software, uncheck them if you do not want them installed. The only thing that downloaded was the Internet download installer, so goto your download folder and double click it and follow instructions. Once installed return to Firefox and the videos on YouTube now work.
A side note. Firefox may require your permission to run Flash on each new site, why? Adobe had their entire stack of software code compromised and released into the wild, it is therefore by logic unsfe, the down side, much of the Internet uses Adobe, at least until HTML5 is standard across all platforms.
3) From the installed Firefox Bookmarks click on Addons
4) At the Firefox addon page search for "Videodownloader" all one word without quotes. It looks like three balls, red, yellow and blue I think. Three balls nevertheless.
5) When found click install to the right.
6) Restart Firefox if prompted
7) Return to YouTube and the video "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and allow the video to start playing. Once it has started look for the different color balls on the Firefox toolbar, to the right or left and sometimes under the video. If the balls are spinning that means you can download the video.
8) Click the aarow next to the balls and choose "Medimum .4mp" Few home users will have the codex install to run the other formats.
9) The video will download to your profile on your computer to a folder named dwhelper.
That's it you have the video.
In the last issue of Scientific American Mind was an article about domestic abuse. The author focused only on women being the abused. She did so to such an extream that it appeared to me that she felt women never abused. It was so bias that I wonder if she had proper training. As my readers are aware I suffered abuse at the hands of many men, but also women, as I read her article I could see why the justice and support centers neglect or disbelieve men when they attempt to get help for abuse.
I wrote a letter to the editor and in the current issue they quoted me and noted that I was not the only reader who felt the author was bias. Other readers also pointed out serious flaws in her approch to helping victims of abuse, flaws that if followed could get the victim killed. I feel that the author of that article should transfer to a field better suited for her and leave treating victims of abuse. I scanned the reply and have posted it.
I was thinking about black holes this morning. When matter approaches a black hole time is altered, sped up. So of a human were able to survive a close approach to a black hole, time would speed up for them, while remaining the same for everyone else.
With that in mind, what if black holes "pull" spacetime forward across the entire fabric of time? Suppose that black holes including the super ones at the center of galaxies, are evenly spaced in the entire Universe? And suppose that that spacing is enough to "pull" the fabric of spactime forward. Something is pulling time forward otherwise we could go backward. So since the pull of black holes is so strong and since time is severely dilated by that pull, could it be that black holes are pulling time in one direction, forward?
Years ago I was doing some research into time dilation and people. Einstein touched on this but I decided to expand it.
Time Dilation from the human standpoint.
When we were young and in school our teachers taught us that two people could not be in the same place at the same time. That is true, as is the statement two people can not be in the same time at the same time.
Einstein proved that space and time are one in the same, spacetime, as such we have to understand that we stand apart in time.
As an example.
Two people are watching the exact same event, either side by side or behind and in front of each other. But lets use the latter.
Jim is standing just in front of Bob and the two are watching a basketball game. Jim sees the game FIRST and then Bob sees the game second. While watching the game Jim is seeing into Bob's future and Bob is seeing Jim's past.
This principle remains true regardless if Jim and Bob are standing next to each other, angle of light.
This time dilation effect also explains why two people CAN'T see the exact same event, the time dilation (although small) between the two has altered the event.
Therefore two people cannot be in the same time at the same time. So how distant are people apart in time, about .008 seconds if memories serves (I wold have to reread some physics books). However the the distance of time remains the same as long as gravit is a constant, but gravity is not a constant.
DeWayne Watts: I started out writing short stories and poetry. Some of which was published in the 1980's. I have parts of 5 novels written and have completed 2 novels. I have been married over 25 years and raised 2 wonderful sons who have been a great addition to the human family.
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The 3 Novels/Books Written By DeWayne Watts
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