Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Basic Stuff

From eternity past, our cosmic thread [the electron] affected a cascade of events that produced a whole lot of stuff.  All that negative environment generated a need for positive items [the proton] necessary to help stabilize and organize this cosmic thread into a useful structure [the atom].  This stuff needed more and more mass [the neutron] to build the multiple items [molecules] that formed the multiple elements [compounds] that produced the basic stuff of our very existence.

Now, all this basic stuff generated certain spheres of existence which came to be called "gases", "liquids", and "solids".  Out of the "gases" came oxygen...out of the "liquids" came water...and finally out the "solids" came nutrients.  Just think, if our organic platform is denied oxygen, it ceases to function after 5 minuets.  If our organic platform is denied water, it will cease to function after 5 to 7 days.  Lack of nutrients give our organic platform a little more time, shutting down things after some 30 to 40 days. 

Hum... 5 around one around one month...some basic stuff that we are share.  Common threads indeed they are.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Cosmic Thread

Is there a particular item that binds all things together?  Is there an universal element that is present in everything in existence?   A cosmic thread it might be called.  Since this blog is titled "Threads That Bind", is there such a thread that can be identified?  Well...let me suggest the electron.

The "electron" [i lek~ tron ] Gr. elektron = amber. element that is present in all existence, the inorganic as well as the organic.  We all share the electron!

Now, the electron is a negative charged elementary particle that has a specific charge, mass, and spin.  Just imagine, that since the beginning of time, the electron has made us all partners in this existence.  My college physics book defines the electron with a rest mass of  "one", a negative charge e- , and a spin unit of 1/2 (Fermions).  Every item in existence has had at least one!

Well, here it is...the electron...The Cosmic Thread.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


For this first post, the title given is "Things".  You know those things that we can not live without.  Those things that are important to us as we go through our daily lives.  Of course, some things are known, and some things are unknown.  Often what we do with these things are dealt with by what we believe to be known.  The unknown things remain, but frequently escape the thoughts that even recognize their existence.  The thread that binds is that our existence is the experience of these things as we go about our daily lives.

Now recognizing and defining these things are up to each individual.  They may be a matter of concern within a specific or implied sphere.  Or, they may be a particular state of affairs.  They could be a deed, act, or accomplishment or even a product of work or activity.  Some may view things as a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or entity such as "blue eyes" or "red hair".  What about an inanimate object distinguished from a living being.  Or whatever may be possessed or owned or be the object of a right. [You know "my things".]  On and on it might go...a material or substance of a specified kind...a piece of news or information...a spatial entity...a spoken or written observation or point...something (as an activity) that makes a strong appeal to the individual.  Its the real things, you know that bind us together.

Hum... "thingness" = the quality or state of objective existence or reality.  "The Threads That Bind" are these things.

Monday, August 11, 2014


The title of this new blog is "Threads That Bind".  Now threads that bind are items that connect us together.  Threads are woven to bring us into close association or union.  The intent is to help give shared meaning.

It is the purpose of this blog to present various items (themes/topics/issues/subjects/elements/etc.,etc.) that represent at least one of the distinct parts of the whole.  Along the way,  not all readers may agree to some of the items, but they will certainly be open for discussion.  These items are intended to represent what we all share, and bring us together into some manner of union so as to be connected to one another.

Comments and reactions can be listed in the "comments" section following each post.  Hopefully, each post will present a single element.  Threads that bind are to link us together...a new blog indeed.