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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.

Dreams: Poems for Dreamers

Poems for Dreamers

Until (if ever) there is a real Haven for Dreamers, I hope this blog will serve as a virtual haven for dreamers, and for those who do find their way here, I offer these poems of camaraderie…

Dreams

Dreams are such diaphanous things:
they fly on fast electrical wings
in the fluid flux of our minds.
Dreams are such an ephemeral kind;
they blossom, grow, and then unwind,
and sublimate into the air.
Dreams are made of various stuff:
with feathers, scales, or golden hair,
and moonbeams, cobwebs, and fluff.
Dreams are like scintillant rings,
like thunderflash or wild wind noise,
or like a star that gently sings.
But dreams are cold and empty toys
when no one else will share their joys.
Help me make my dreams come true,
and I’ll share them all,
each one,
with you.
Continue reading Dreams: Poems for Dreamers

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.

Join me! I’ve just put on a pot of Stone Soup!

Dreamers like me don’t often join things. We’re shy, odd, different somehow. The Musement Park is a dream for dreamers to share, its very heart is the desire to join with other dreamers.

You know the story of Stone Soup, right?

A wanderer enters an unfriendly village and can’t get anything more than the loan of a large pot of water, and even that is only after he promises to show he can make soup from a stone. He builds a fire and gets the water boiling, then pulls a small, polished stone from his pocket and tosses it in.  “Ah yes,” says the stranger, “this will be a fine soup after it boils awhile. It would be even better, though, if I had some seasoning.” A villager offers some salt and pepper in exchange for a share of the miraculous soup. The stranger accepts, and remarks that a potato or two would give the soup some body, and another villager volunteers to contribute a couple if he can share the the wonderful soup, too. One by one, the stranger mentions ingredients that would improve the soup, until finally all the villagers join in by adding something to make a hearty stew.

This stage of the Musement Park is just the stone in the water. I need other dreamers to join with me, dreamers who want to be with other dreamers who will enjoy the same things. We will do things together that we’ve only done alone before, sharing the things that other people look at and don’t see what fascinates us so. At first we’ll just talk about them here (and on Facebook, soon, I hope). I have lots of books and neat stuff to share in the Dreamer’s Haven, and I hope others  will add their stuff or start their own versions.  We may all be dreamers, but I’m sure we can be very different in other ways.join Sixtiesjoin goth

We’ll need money and people with business smarts. Perhaps a campaign on Kickstarter or Indiego would be the way to go. If you consider yourself a dreamer, join with me and let’s see what united dreamers can do!

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.

Dreamers: The Musement Park Is for You

The Musement Park is a dream by a dreamer, for dreamers. It is a project for the future. The answer to the silent cry of dreamers everywhere for a place of their own. This blog is a taste of what is to come, an early-pre-alpha-testing version of the Park.

It is a theme park, but unlike most theme parks that are designed to amuse you, the Musement Park will bring out the joy of musing — thinking, creating, inventing, acting, imagining, pretending!

It may start with a smaller place that is at the core: a Haven for Dreamers.  People who are called dreamers, bookworms and nerds, the shy, awkward types who would rather participate in a science fair, art exhibition, language club or dramatic production than in sports or parties. Here we begin with a library of books, not all kinds of books but many: science, art, crafts, languages! But this is not just a library, it’s the ultimate hands-on museum, for besides the books there are materials for creating art, kits for building models, electronics, robotics, and for doing scientific experiments. Microscopes and telescopes, color filters, lenses, and other optical paraphernalia. An aquarium and a micro-zoo  with an ant farm and other very tiny animals, and plants growing in a sunny place by a window. There are even toys and games that are educational. As it grows, space would be added for radio controlled vehicles, robots, and aircraft. All gathered in one place, where dreamers could do the things they love with other dreamers. Continue reading Dreamers: The Musement Park Is for You

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.