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A Dream for All Dreamers: Let’s Make It Come True!

What Is Your Dream?

Do you dream of a world where everyone is good and kind, where they talk quietly about their differences rather than fight over them? That’s what this dream is about.

Have you wanted to learn something new without going back to school? Have you dreamed about inventing something? Would you like to share your hobby or art with other people? Are you interested in passing on what you know to a new generation? This dream is for you.

This dream is also for those who played sports just because everyone else did. It’s for people who want to exercise but are bored to death by it. It’s for people who want to safely play out the heroic adventures they dream about.

Let’s Make The Dream Come True

Let’s create a place for doing amateur science experiments. We will get together and play with our RC drones and other vehicles. At the same place we will create and display arts and crafts. In another room we will keep all sorts of musical instruments to practice on and make music like nobody has heard before. Another area would have inspiring posters, a bulletin board listing community problems to be solved, and organizations and events dedicated to solving them. We will make another area our imaginary land of adventuring, heroic deeds and physical challenges.

There are some places where you can do some of these things. I believe putting them all side-by-side will make something greater. New ideas will be sparked. New possibilities will be imagined and realized. People will come together with shared interests and goals. It will promote real, happy and helpful interactions in this time when divisions make news and our connections are virtual.

Come with me to make our future together a better place. Catch the vision and lead the way if you can.

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.

The Community Center Elevator Pitch

ELEVATOR PITCH

Mary at theodore.design offered the great idea of making a short description, an “elevator pitch,” that would quickly grab attention.

SO HERE IT IS:

I have a dream for a place that’s three things in one. One part is fun hands-on learning. The second is physical activity for people who want to try something different from competitive sports and repetitive exercises. The third part is about spiritual and moral growth, understanding, and service. I am sending detailed information out in the hope that some person, business, non-profit, or city hall will catch the vision and make it real. If anyone nearby wants to do this with my help, I can provide a number of materials as well as ideas and presentations. Continue reading The Community Center Elevator Pitch

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.

The Fantasy Heroes’ Training Center

Filling a Gap in Physical Fitness: The Fantasy Heroes’ Training Center

The situation:

If we’re going to include a facility for physical fitness training in our community center, I propose that we do something different. There are plenty of school sports programs, tracks, and fields. There are summer sports leagues. There are tennis courts and basketball courts in the parks. There are golf courses and swimming pools. There are gyms, workout centers, and martial arts dojos.

Still, a lot of people don’t get much exercise. I think the problem is that all these forms of exercise simply aren’t enjoyable for them. Playing competitive sports can be a miserable experience if you’re not at least moderately good at them. Trying to get in shape with most exercises is doubly difficult when you’re dying of boredom as well as physical exertion. I think we need something that offers fun new physical challenges that individuals can enjoy at their own pace. Continue reading The Fantasy Heroes’ Training Center

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.

The COMmUNITY Center

The Flushing COMmUNITY* Center

There have been attempts to fund a community center in Flushing. Big plans were made. Attempts to raise lots of money with millages fell short. I’m wondering if my dream of a special place, and a different way to create it, would be helpful.

The Story of the Dream

Continue reading The COMmUNITY Center

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.

I Have the Stone: Materials for The Dreamer’s Workshop

Introduction

I’ve already started my “stone soup” plan for a community center. Over the years I have dreamed about a special place for people to do things together. I love artistic and other creative activities, amateur science projects, and anything fun and brainy. Not only have I dreamed about it, I have collected books, equipment and materials. It should be a good stone to start the “stone soup” of a real place. Continue reading I Have the Stone: Materials for The Dreamer’s Workshop

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.

Spirituality Is the Soul of Being a Hero

Why does a community hero training center need to address spirituality and inspiration?

The original ancient Grecian idea of a hero didn’t include spirituality. It included anybody who did something amazing, beyond the ability of ordinary people. Even  terrible acts of evil could make someone a hero. Today, heroes are people who are examples of doing good. This also means that heroes can be anybody, not just the super strong, brave, or smart.

We need to learn what goodness is, to find a strong reason to do good things for others. As neighbors living together in peace, there are many things that we all believe are good. As humans, of course we have differences, too. A community center for training heroes needs the help of all the spiritual and rational sources of belief in what’s good, to focus on what we all believe, and examine our differences with civility.
Continue reading Spirituality Is the Soul of Being a Hero

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.

Samples: little oddities

samples:myB52Here are some samples of the little things that would be found in

the Haven for Dreamers,

possibly the first physical step toward The Musement Park.
There may not be much you can do with these things, but then again maybe finding things to do with them will be part of the fun and challenge. At any rate, I think they will spark some creativity and imagination.
Continue reading Samples: little oddities

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.