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My Take: A Predication
by Satya Singh
The content is derived from observations of constant changes in nature and human condition. The good and bad are noted. Invocation is made for the good to prevail so that its transformation into a catalyst dissipates dissonance and improves the human condition. It is proposed that life is much more than being merely mental and mundane. Challenge is made that we gain nothing vilipending for color, ethnicity and culture, and religion and region. It is suggested that nonviolence may be the greatest tool available to deliver one from passion.
Ways to exonerate oneself from selfishness and satiety are listed. The tripod is assumed to consist of poise for composure, self-control for stability, and tranquility for balance. “Life is an onward march, and passing time and the passage of life stay in lock step, always” is accepted. Also accepted is the fact that all of these journeys come to an end as the fateful “passages,” but the mystery continues due to the emotive and inexplainable “exactness” of these events.
It is understood that a long, very long dose of the “healer” time may be needed to winnow greed from grief, separate gist from gust, content from contempt, direction from disdain, and duty from dross, while substituting felicity for fight and fiddle for fife.
About the Author
Dr. Satya Pal Singh immigrated to the USA in 1971 from India, became a USA citizen, and had stayed in the USA since then. His wife followed him in 1972, and the family was blessed with a daughter in 1974 and a son in 1978. He already had a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Earthquake Engineering. Since the 1970s had depressed economy, his first job in structural design with Einstein and Associates in Skokie, IL, paid a meager $3.00 per hour. Then from 1972 to 1977, he worked as a bridge designer with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company; from 1977 to 1980 with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in bridge design; and from 1980 to 2003 with the Association of American Railroads, both in Chicago and Pueblo, CO, doing railroad track and equipment research. In September 2003, he joined the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., as a mechanical engineer in the Federal Railroad Administration. Because interviewers in 1971 were always inquiring about whether he had also gone to school in the USA, he earned another M.S. in Structural Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL.
Writing, both prose and poetry, has been his pastime. He has been inspired by beauty in nature and dispirited by convoluted dealings among human beings. And both of these are reflected in his writings.
(2010, hardcover, 150 pages)