First-time readers, this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020).  Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution.  More about Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.

Note: most characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters.  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments. 

Scene: JC, Greenie, and Jordan sitting outside at a restaurant near Jordan’s office.  Conversation starts #169.

092615_2031_Characters2.jpgGreenie: “The story of Big Cat Clydesdale is fascinating. I would have loved to meet him. But I have a question.”

Jordan: “About Big Cat?”

Greenie: “More ethereal. Before you got those calls we were talking about the galaxies and the possibility of life on other planets…and other stuff. So, my question is when the physical body dies, where does the soul go?”

Jordan: “Not a new question but still a great question. Where does the soul go?”

092615_2031_Characters1.jpgJC: “Are you implying the soul might be connected to a 4th or even 5th dimension?”

Greenie: “You know there’s a 5th Dimension – ‘Age of Aquarius‘, ‘Wedding Bell Blues‘ and a bunch of other really good songs”

JC: “Seriously, you think there is a 4th or 5th dimension?”

Jordan: “Yes, too many unexplained phenomena. What about your father visiting you that one night? And he’d been dead what, more than 20 years?”

Man in HatJC: “He also visited my brother the same night, except my brother was about 1,000 miles away from where I was. I’m telling you guys that visit was real…and a bit scary in retrospect, although interestingly I was not scared at the time. It was really nice to see my father again.  The other strange part of the visit was he was dressed as if he were in his early 30’s.”

Jordan: “I’ve never doubted your story. Most people, I think, have some experiences that just cannot be explained logically.”

Greenie: “Far be it from me to claim any scientific credentials but I understand some physicists are beginning to offer credible theories about how a 4th and 5th dimension could exist. Don’t ask me to explain the theories they seem plausible.”

albert_einstein_professor croppedJC: “Where is this conversation headed? Does it really matter where the soul goes? And, besides, who knows?”

Greenie: “JC, what’s happened to your intellectual curiosity? You been hanging around with some right-wing Republicans?”

JC: “You know that’s not the case. Maybe my curiosity is having a bad-hair day. But I admit the visit from my father was intriguing then and remains so today.”

Jordan: “What I find even more fascinating is your father visited you and your brother the same night.”

TurtleneckGreenie: “Me, too. I’ve forgotten how you found out that he visited your brother…because he never told you, right?”

JC: “He never told me. My sister-in-law told me, but only after I asked her an indirect question.”

Greenie: “Which was?”

JC: “I merely asked if anything unusual happened during the night of I think it was April 8th.”

Greenie: “Her response?”

JC: “Big, wide eyes and flushed face. Then she told me the story my brother told her. The stories paralleled. It was only after she finished did I gave her any details of my experience.”

Greenie: “An amazing story. If I didn’t know you so well, I might not believe you. The visit obviously had a lasting impact…and the visit was about 10 years ago?”

JC: “OK, guys, I’ve changed my mind. Asking where the soul goes is a great question. But what if we had the answer? What would we do with it?”

Greenie: “You know, we probably have the answer right in front of us. But just haven’t opened our eyes to see it.”

torahClipJC: “That sounds like some story out of the Torah. Just open your eyes and look. C’mon guys, you seem to be off in the weeds…or maybe smoking weed…or both. How will we ever know where the soul goes?”

Jordan: “JC, just step back for a second. Greenie’s point is well taken. I’ll bet the answer is staring us in the face. And, aside from some Ultra-Orthodox fanatic, most people consider Torah as leading one on a spiritual journey. If you view Torah as a spiritual journey, then there’s probably more truth than fiction to ‘opening your eyes.'”

JC: “I’m still not sure what this conversation means but I am reminded of a cartoon I saw years ago.”

Jordan: “Must have been from the New Yorker. Only guys remember cartoons from Playboy.”

JC: “Probably the New Yorker. Anyway, this guy has died and now in line to get admitted to heaven. And Saint Peter…is Saint Peter the maître d’?”

Greenie: “I think so but it doesn’t matter. Keep going.”

JC: “Saint Peter points to a cute little dog and says, ‘…Rex here has been going on and on about you for the last 50 years.'”

Jordan: “See, JC, now it is important to know where your soul goes. I could see my dog from when I was growing up. She was one of the smartest dogs I’ve ever met.”

JC: “Greenie, that might be one of the few times he’s admitted women are smart. Let’s take a break.”

Jordan: “What did I do to deserve this treatment? OK, let’s break.”