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Edison Gazette has been my pen-name (Douglas W Jerving) since 1977.

The original Edison Gazette website is no longer my domain. Someone bought it after I relinquished it in 2003. I wish I had kept the domain name rights since I no longer have control over what gets published there. We live and learn!

In 1977 I was nineteen years old, and had recently re-committed my life to Jesus Christ. I began on my own a study of Biblical theology and ethics, and was very much aware of the calling of God on my life to a teaching and writing ministry. I also was aware, even then, that I would never be allowed to live by that ministry, but that it would always be a labor of love; one done simply for the joy of God's kingdom. Soon I began writing satirical commentary on the social phenomena pertaining to the times in which I lived. I "published" those ideas under the pen name "Edison Gazette", posting them on the bulletin board of the Cousins Subs sandwich shop where I worked. (I worked at their very first shop before they hit the big time!)

In the late 90’s I began writing the website www.edisongazette.com as an extension of the off-line writ.

The old site was dedicated mostly to eBook reviews and sales. Obviously, I got a bit side-tracked, and I never did make any serious money, although I did learn a whole lot about writing for ad copy. But that was never my goal or heart. I always wanted to return to my poetry and social commentary.

This site is simpler in layout; it is built around my creative endeavors mostly to the exclusion of monetary interests. There are, at times, a few adverts here, but only enough to help support the cost of keeping the site active. The NewEdisonGazette.com website is dedicated to my meditations and cogitations as a Christian thinker, writer and artist.

Thomas Edison is known as the inventor of the light bulb, and the democritization of electrical power. (That may be true in popular thinking, if not scientific exactness, but Nicola Tesla is the real unsung hero. Maybe this site should have been called the New Tesla Gazette. But that is water under the bridge after thirty-seven years.) The New Edison Gazette is dedicated to enlightenment in all areas of thought. The New Edison Gazette consists of my writings, reviews, and art about contemporary life. It is a Gazette. Since the thoughts contained here are based on the New Life we find in Jesus Christ, this is the NEW version of that original site. The NewEdisonGazette.com is, therefore, equivalent to New Light News.

Here you will find my writing, my poetry and art. I'm not selling anything unless you count my opinion. Writing is my life. Without it I have no voice. Art is my heart. I have worked as an artist in oils all my life, and as a poet for just as long. You can now find my art portfolio online for the first time.

This site is evolving, as all websites do. I have started simply, but I am sure this will change, but not so much as to move beyond this original statement of purpose.


Doug Jerving





"If you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, by all means try it!" --W. Clement Stone



Most Recent Posts



The Baby-Boomer Gap

by Douglas W Jerving © November 14, 2016

Guy Fawkes. Stock image from Google Images.


The Baby-Boomer Gap

I don't know the data regarding the observations I am about to make. There may be some demographic studies available to support or toss off my thinking on this subject, but I’m not going to waste my time digging around for them. I suspect the history I am about to present already amplifies my observations, so that the addition of statistical data is merely redundant. I also suspect that the clear majority of everyday Americans already understand that what I am saying rings true.

As a kid growing up in the 'sixties and early 'seventies I remember constantly hearing about a so-called generation gap. The pundits of that time were reiterating the university tenured sociologists and political scientists who decried a fundamental divide between the “younger generation” and the ideals of their parents’ generation. Strangely, they ignored the fact that a substantial portion of that younger generation gladly went off to Vietnam to fight the global threat of communism. They also conveniently backwatered the large minority of conservative Goldwater Republicans, many of whom were young people.



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Flash Drives and the Death Star

by Douglas W Jerving © December 04, 2016

Flash Drives. Stock image from Google Images.


Flash Drives and the Death Star

I am officially done with USB flash/thumb drives. Too many incompatibilities. OneDrive works better, and so does Google Play. Sorry to you diehard anti-clouders, but your technology is going the way of the VCR. External HDs will soon go that way as well.

My thumb drives were only used for file transfer between my various devices anyway, and they never were very secure platforms if they were lost or stolen. Half the time they were unrecognizable from one device to the other, and when you are using 5 different devices it is a nightmare trying to juggle all their various updates, including software that is no longer supported.



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The End of the World

by Douglas W Jerving © June 24, 2017

Empty roll. Stock image from Google Images.


The End of the World

Conversation recorded at the end of the world:

"We need the space contractor running this weekend. Make it happen."

"It can't run continuously because we do not have parts in stock to replace the broken pin. A number 6 or equivalent mm bolt of the same length will do, but is not in stock."

"Steal it from the proto-confab system. We are not running that."



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Space and Time as Limits to Our Science

by Douglas W Jerving © May 21, 2017

quantum mechanics. Stock image from Google Images.


Space and Time as Limits to Our Science

On the sub-atomic level an event can be experienced at the same time in two different places. That is basic quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is a contrarian challenge to standard physics, but still theoretically true based on Einstein's theories, since time is a relative version of space. Space is compressed by time, and time is compressed as it approaches the light constant.

Special relativity (E=MC squared) is the touchstone for all later physics, including quantum mechanics. The smaller the relation between time and space, the closer the existence of events becomes. As events take place based on time/space, on the sub-atomic level it is possible for the same event to happen at the same time at different spaces because both events happen at the same relative time. In fact, however, such simultaneous events take place faster than our ability to measure them.



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Checkmate

by Douglas W Jerving © January 28, 2017

Checkmate. Stock image from Google Images.


Checkmate

When I was seventeen I was frequently using LSD. One experience I had has continued to influence my thought processes to this day. I saw myself standing outside a friend's house and needing to manipulate the pattern of it in order to gain access. It was like something out of the Matrix or Minority Report movies. This was a few years before the first Star Wars movie came out. I had never even heard of holographic projection. Virtual Reality touch screens were beyond the pale.

There I was, suddenly realizing that I could manipulate the visual interface in front of me in order to gain access to this world beyond the wall. And I realized that this was a game like Chess. If I moved the pawns properly, the wall would open and I would access the next level.

I knew this was my friend's home, and that I could enter it if I wished, because I was already his friend. The experience was not about the actual; it was about the potential.



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Who are the “All” of Romans 3:20-24? Part One

by Douglas W Jerving © August 7, 2017

Riley and Jones 2. Copywrite Douglas W Jerving 2017.


Who are the “All” of Romans 3:20-24? Part One

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…”

-Romans 3: 20-24. (KJV)

How extensive is the “all” modifier in verse 23? Can it logically be applied to the clause “being justified” in verse 24? If “all have sinned” are “[all] being justified”? And if so, who are the “all” Paul refers to? That is the subject of the following meditation.

What I am about to discuss is a very serious issue. Please do not quote me or critique me if you have not taken the time to closely read what I am about to say. You may be surprised by my conclusions and you owe it to yourself to at least read everything first and think about it twice.



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Who are the “All” of Romans 3:20-24? Part Two

by Douglas W Jerving © August 7, 2017

Riley and Jones 2. Copywrite Douglas W Jerving 2017.


Who are the “All” of Romans 3:20-24? Part Two

In Part One we examined the possible implication of a limited universalism from the above passage from St Paul. We saw that limited universalism means that salvation is effected upon all the fleshly descendants of Adam, but not upon the fallen angels, demons or Satan. We considered the possibility that in the eschatological judgment, some portion of mankind might choose, because of their thorough-going hatred for God, to descend with Satan’s hordes into eternal punishment. We examined the possibility that Romans 3:23-24 implies such a limited universal salvation for all mankind. We gave serious interest to the possibility that the last 2000 years of historical theology may be wrong, and showed that sentimentalism is not equivalent to proper Biblical exegesis. In the end, the only proper way to resolve the questions raised by Romans 3:20-24 is to interpret it from the internally consistent passage itself, and its consistency with the rest of Scripture.

In this second part, we will see that Paul was not at all a universalist, and that Romans 3:20-24 does not teach the nearly universal salvation of all mankind.



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Revelation 20:1-10. Millennial Schizophrenia

by Douglas W Jerving © July 22, 2017

21 cent schizoid man. Courtesy of DGM, and King Crimson.


Millennial Schizophrenia

Christian theology and consequently Christian ethics are largely understood and practiced on the framework of our eschatology (i.e., our view of the end of all things). Where did we come from, and where are we going and how does that influence our present reality, are the questions behind all philosophy, theology and ethics, no matter what religion or philosophy to which you adhere. Even atheism or agnosticism find this tripartite inquiry inevitable.

Christianity has always answered the query in one decisive way. Despite differences of opinion regarding the out-workings of Christian doctrine, there is one basic concept to which all Christian thought conforms regarding last things. That constant is that the Kingdom of God, through Christ, shall have world-wide dominion. Ultimately, Jesus Christ shall rule all the world, and His law shall be established through all the earth. Despite our different interpretations of how this comes about, we all agree on that one basic point.



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Epictitus and Kia

by Douglas W Jerving © February 5, 2017

Epictitus


New pic of the recently discovered planet in the K93 Plexis solar system from NASSA. This is probably the best composite to date of Epictitus. It shows the gaseous nebuolic clouds, the mercury terra-form red madder, and dark dead-zones. Best of all it captures the orange moon Kia just above the major dead-zone of the planet. www.nassa.gv/k93plex/ep/653fec-b6095kf0ffofd;0098-WTF?.php Originally posted on www.myfakenewsgoodasonion.orig.ami






What is Usenet?

by Douglas W Jerving © April 24, 2016

Newsgroups


Usenet.

Most people have never heard of it. And that is a good thing. The more who know about it the more it becomes a target for government and corporate interference. If Al Gore created the Internet (Hah!) Usenet preceded him, and is still the greatest source of information on any subject you want to learn about. It may at times require more work, and sometimes a lot of patience, but eventually anything you want is available there.

Usenet is also known as News servers on your email. Most of the older email programs gave the user the ability to access news servers, but 99 percent of email users never knew it was available. Outlook Express was how I first learned about news servers about eight years ago. At first it was all text based, but like email, the digital format soon became capable of anything modern email is capable of doing. Usenet is basically a dedicated email service. It is not based on the internet at all.



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A Critique of Alkyd Paints: Part One

by Douglas W Jerving © April 3, 2016

Wind Flowers, Doug Jerving, 2016


A few months ago I received a very large discount coupon from Michaels Arts and Crafts. Previously, I had been looking at some of the amazing tiny canvas-board artworks that were used as promotionals for the Pebio Mixed Media alkyd paints. They looked like something my wife, who does a lot of craft-oriented painting, might like. On a whim I bought a very small $12 set of the paints which she proceeded to never use. Still, I was interested, and since I now had that huge discount, and only a few days before it expired, I purchased the next larger set for my own experimentation. I got a nearly $40 set of twelve paints for just a bit more than that $12 starter kit. Such a deal, such a deal!

One month later. Tonight I was slightly bored and needed to change the routine. I saw the carton of those paints sitting next to my art table the other day, and so tonight I pulled them out.



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Jeremiah and the Babylonian Captivity

by Douglas W Jerving © January 1, 2016

70 year captivity chart. Thanks to Steve Rudd,and www.Bible.ca/maps, © Aug 2015.


The prophet Jeremiah was often viewed as a traitor against the Judean state, and a strong voice of dissent against the rebel alliances they made with the other nation states. He was constantly in trouble with the government, and was several times saved only by the fact that his hated message was in alignment with all the recognized prophets of the past, particularly Moses, whose writings could not be contravened.

Based on the Mosaic covenantal blessings and curses Jeremiah insists that Israel/Judah will experience a seventy year diaspora; one year of captivity for every year that the Israelites did not officially celebrate the seventh year as an agricultural, or “land” Sabbath, or the fiftieth year as a "Jubilee" Sabbath.



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What is the Real Value of Your Degree?

by Douglas W Jerving © December 26, 2015

Age of 
the Geek, Baby!



Tonight I am moving on to the Photoshop Intermediate level courses after nearly two years on beginning courses, which are equivalent to an Associates degree. After gaining all my certificates in the Intermediate courses, I think I will have the equivalent of a Bachelors degree training.

I think I am getting a better education for a lot less money by studying outside of a traditional campus and on my own time.



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Evangelism and Apologetics

by Douglas W Jerving © December 13, 2015

Apologetics



"When I began, Christianity came before the great mass of my unbelieving fellow-countrymen either in the highly emotional form offered by revivalists or in the unintelligible language of highly cultured clergymen. Most men were reached by neither."
-- CS Lewis, God in the Dock.


I have found this to be true. Emotional religion dies when the drudgery of every day life is returned to. (The day after the revival meeting when you go back to work.) Theology, for all my years of studying it and loving it, has always proven to bore to tears anyone I subjected to it.



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I Should Have Learned Latin

by Douglas W Jerving © November 29, 2015

Latin



It used to be a requirement for anyone going on to college level studies that he study Latin. Then in America, because of our cultural predispositions against Catholicism, we distanced ourselves from this tendency toward European linguistics. The fundamentalist fear of anything that smacked of Catholic indoctrination pushed the American study of the English language away from an understanding of its origins, which was basically Latin.

It is still a language worth studying. And I finally understand why.



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Newest Poetry From 2015-2017

by Douglas W Jerving © 2015-17

The Sulphur Diet

Rain Haikus

The Death of a Seabird We Could Have Saved

Tap

The Hopeful Cure

The Love of Heaven

Etymologies

Rosie Night

A Love Story

Enough

To Low

Constance Came

Tomorrow

Instated

Tummy

The Moth

Carrotectomy

The Interlopers

The Epistle of Joy

My Bad Dream

Internettum Ad Hominem

Working into the Night





A few of my favorite quotes:

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
-Robert Frost.




So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.
-The Eagles.




Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force! Like fire it is a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
-George Washington.




War is the world's favorite spectator sport.
-Capt. Benjamin Franklin (Hawkeye) Pierce of MASH 4077. [MASH TV series.]




Never apologize, never explain, never retract; get it done and let 'em holler.
-Uncertain.




Let the little dogs bark.
-Uncertain.















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