Dark Energy: A Lyrical Exploration Into the Darkside of Love Life Death Society and the Future

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AuthorHouse, Apr 15, 2008 - Education - 116 pages
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Since its conception mankind has sought answers to questions that would enable us to define who we are and our role in the grand scheme of "things." Of the numerous questions posed, I feel that those concerned with human behavior are perhaps the most important. What governs our behavior? Why do "good"people do "bad" things? What lies ahead ? I address these questions and many more in my text using a novel, fresh approach, a lyrical format. Using this format, I provide examples ("songs") which illuminates the "darkside" of human behavior. The goal of my work is to ask the reader to recognize and identify the "darkness" that resides within themselves and others and utilize this "dark energy" in a socially acceptable manner to avert disaster, or individually, lead themselves towards self-actualization. This text will have wide-ranging appeal. Teenagers will enjoy relating to "songs" reflecting their daily concerns, while young adults could perceive the deeper implications. Older adults could identify with a more diverse number of topics as they reflect upon their lives and contemplate their futures. Additionally, it may yield special appeal to musicians and composers of all ages, as well as all those with a interest in Comparative Studies, Literature, and/or the Humanities. A blank page is included, adjacent to each "song" to encourage the reader to jot down their immediate response to a particular "song" or add a chorus or addition based on their personal experiences which may be sent to the author for possible inclusion in a follow-up text. (go to www.50356.authorworld.com for details)

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About the author (2008)

I am, by trade, an Optometrist and Vision Scientist with a background in psychology. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University and received a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1986, a Masters of Science degree in 1989, and a Ph.D. in 1992. I have practiced successfully for 20+ years and have participated in numerous research projects.

Besides my professional interests, my hobbies include music (I compose and listen to a variety of music as well as play several instruments including bassoon, saxophone, guitar, and keyboards), astronomy, and sports. I cite Dante and Baudelaire as literary influences, but my favorite author remains Arthur C. Clarke.

I have been fortunate to have a number of scientific articles published in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and have had a number of my award-winning "songs" included in compilation poetry texts sponsored by the International Society of Poets, however, this is my initial attempt at producing a cohesive, theme oriented text and I hope my readers will enjoy the experience. 

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