“In Lies We
Trust,” reads the banner. This is most often true about the lies we tell
ourselves, or are suggested to us as being true for political objectives.
The notion of universal entropy, projected through the Big-Bang theory,
and its derivative, the Hydrogen Fusion Sun, are glaring examples. The
Hydrogen-Sun theory is so finely spun that humanity has tied itself into
knots in efforts to replicate the solar hydrogen fusion for power
production on Earth. It is said that if the Sun can do it, so can we. The
problem is that the Sun is not so powered, but is electrically powered
with plasma fusion occurring on its surface. Consequently, decades of
large-scale scientific efforts have been wasted by clinging to a myth in
science that may have been intentionally created for this effect, which
keeps the door closed to the energy abundance in plasma in space. Similar
myths have similar effects in the social domain. We may not break free,
unless we do so on both fronts.
The frame of the story presented here, is that of a fictional,
international peace conference organized by the youth of the world,
convened in Russia in a city on the Black Sea. The story itself is one of
the scenes of the Kaleidoscope of human superlatives that keeps on
turning. In the Kaleidoscope Project, the selected stories are gems of
numerous types. The one presented here is from Book 2, The Ice Age
Challenge, of my epic series of novels The Lodging for the Rose. The
Kaleidoscope stories are presented separately, because their specific
focus has become increasingly important in the world, for our future.
The Kaleidoscope Project is a subsequent feature. I started to write books
that I would love, that are filled with a kaleidoscope of superlatives
that define the riches of our humanity. My writing project began with two
small novels, Flight Without Limits - a science fiction experiment to open
the portal to the human superlatives - and a larger novel, Brighter than
the Sun - a fictional project to explore the human dimension of the
greatest intentional catastrophe that humanity has prepared against
itself, termed "thermonuclear war" that is still on the agenda.
The larger novel explores against the background of catastrophe, the
superlatives of the inner and enduring riches of our humanity. But the
work didn't stop there. It just began. It became apparent that the human
superlatives are so rich that they are best explored simply by themselves,
for their own merit, so that a super-imposed context would tend to dilute
them. The result became a series of twelve novels that I have named, The
Lodging for the Rose. The work became a kaleidoscope-experience of
superlatives, where new vistas of our inner riches come into view with
As one might expect, many of the vistas are precious in themselves, so
that it soon became apparent that quite a number of them stand on their
own as complete stories and are important to raise up a specific focus
that is of critical importance. I cherish these stories. Consequently, I
started to share them in different forms, including now in printed form.
The separate printing also allows a larger type face to be used.