Recent Reviews for Douglas Mattern
On the Edge of a Galaxy (Short Story) - 8/11/2007 5:41:03 PM|
This was a rewarding essay to read. It might even lead into the C.S. Lewis Christian dialogue that asserts individual human beings are more important than the concept of nations to God. To waste a human intelligence is a travesty. I think our economic philosophies may have to be revised in the public mind with the realization that humans don't always need to be seen as depleting the wealth of the world. They are instead the most fundamental input to the wealth of a culture, and could come to raise and protect the value of earth's eco-system. This was a good thought piece...Jerry
On the Edge of a Galaxy (Short Story) - 6/30/2007 7:17:35 PM
Intelligence is a marvel, yet without logic and self-control over base emotions is more of a hindrance than a help. Some of the happiest people I have ever met were "special," lacking high IQ's but totally accepting life and everything this planet has to offer without judgement or envy or greed to have more than their fellow man, and their hearts were pure. We could do with more of those people and less of intelligent connivers, liars and theives.
Citizens Diplomacy on the Mississippi (Short Story) - 6/28/2007 3:49:12 AM
Anita, this a wonderful story of two nations coming together and having a good times as though we were never at odds with the other. A very positive message of friendship and peace. Thank you so much for sharing.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your Den sister, Barbie
Nuclear Weapons, Fools, Folly, and The War Business (Article) - 12/21/2007 2:34:49 PM
You Do Not Need Any War To Destroy Any Country Simply It Is Destroyed From Within By Your Own ($Greed Mongering$) Kind,i.e. Who Needs Worry About Nuclear Weapons?
Credit For The Write!
Nuclear Weapons, Fools, Folly, and The War Business (Article) - 12/19/2007 2:37:14 AM
Ah... The Fate of the world rests with the united nations...we're doomed! Nicely written anyway.
Nuclear Weapons, Fools, Folly, and The War Business (Article) - 12/18/2007 10:48:52 PM
Fascism and Communism produce tyrants. Modern democracy produces fools. All are intoxicated with power. There is no hope.
Hiroshima at 62 With Time Running Out (Article) - 8/7/2007 3:10:31 PM
Though I do agree with you - I wonder how many who pledge will keep their word and let their word be their bond is the question
The Decline of Democracy and Rise of Plutocracy (Article) - 8/7/2007 2:34:28 PM
Your message is sobering, shocking, and full of dire circumstances for America and its citizens. You have piqued my curiosity … I have just one question: What country offers its citizens more opportunities than the United States of America?
Hiroshima at 62 With Time Running Out (Article) - 8/6/2007 3:03:17 PM
Well, Douglas, I think you can do your part through making your proper pledges and keeping your word of integrity when ever you give it, and in so doing, you shall create a gentler, kinder world where others are not tempted to push the red button.
The United Nations Is Still Our Last Great Hope (Article) - 7/12/2007 3:37:07 AM
The United Nations Is Still Our Last Great Hope (Article) - 7/11/2007 4:41:14 AM
If the subject of the United Nations were an adopted boy, taken in by a fat Mormon family, I can see where the horse will continue to throw it's rider. Such is the case here. The fat Mormon couple were living together in platonic religious stagnation, getting more obese every year, I'm sure. No horse is going to tolerate that forever. Think, for instance, about the literal crash of the Stock Market in 2001. Jared Stock, the adopted boy, is named all too closely to jarred stock, an object, and not a person. However, Jared Stock, the victim, in this situation, was a global concern. Jared Stock, the subject of the United Nations' problem with fat, religious tyrants who demolish world trade centers because of their own faults, had he been treated as royalty, as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords most definitely requires, would not have been NAMED jarred stock.
The Decline of Democracy and Rise of Plutocracy (Article) - 3/28/2007 3:03:51 PM
Now E Mail It To:
Attention: El Presidente Bush
World Citizens (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 12:02:47 PM
Even though I doubt your premise (I cannot think of a time in my life when war has not been hobnailing around in some part of the world) I admire your stance and determination ... war is expensive and profitable for the few, peace cheap and enriching of the many. Nevertheless, I join you in embracing the principle and thank you for so much empassioned effort over so many years. Perhaps 'civilization' and peace are incompatible ...
Our Childhoods End (Poetry) - 1/29/2011 7:54:21 PM
Scary, isn't it. I love how the United States goeth about telling what nations can and cannot have nuclear power.
The first thing to do is clean house at home and allow inspections in our own arsenal.
What difference if we can strike back--there may be nothing left worth it.
That Mouse In The House (revised) (Poetry) - 1/29/2011 7:51:40 PM
Cute tale. I'll bet kids would love to hear it read to them. I like reading to my granddaughter. Of course, there is no better seat than "Gampa's" thigh.
Thanks for the read.
That Mouse In The House (revised) (Poetry) - 2/24/2010 9:52:39 AM
THE MOUSE IN THE HOUSE
GAVE THE RESIDENTS A DOUSE
...OF THE WORLD
I JUST COULDN'T RESIST...AFTER READING YOUR WONDERFULLY ENJOYABLE WORK. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Midnight Sky (Poetry) - 12/18/2008 8:44:32 AM
I was drawn to this poem by your opening summary as I, too, write about the mysteries and magic of the Universe. I found your bio to be very interesting and inspiring and look forward to reading some newly posted poems and stories.
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 12/12/2008 6:35:27 AM
Yes, very well said! Walking along the ocean shore. It is one of my favorite things to do...
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 5/19/2008 1:39:25 PM
The ocean revives me and takes all my problems away. It brings back why we are here and wondering what is on the other side. More people distraught and asking for help. I cannot comprehend how wide a world it is when I see the huge ocean. My mind does wander at the ocean and floats freely to a land unknown where I'd like to be.
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 1/9/2008 11:42:48 AM
Bravo~`* Exxcellent write!
If the Atomic Clock Strikes Twelve (Poetry) - 5/26/2007 9:17:02 AM
sad... and the BIG BIG BIG problem is that "deadly weapons" are only "deadly" when they are point as us! Because if we have them pointed to someone else they are not, they will never be: "deadly weapons" but simple: "defense weapons"! So... What can be done if no one wants to see something as simple as this?! :) Pum! Explode all of us...
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 5/26/2007 9:08:40 AM
wonderful! (...For me, if the universe come to created our mind and inteligence it is because it needs them to fill it in some way! And for me, the gods are just a creation of our human mind! So our mind is the most precious and mystirous of the universe creation and we don't even know how to use it properly!)
Midnight Sky (Poetry) - 5/26/2007 9:01:38 AM
Beautiful! ~"With a duty to survive and to advance/And discover the mystery of life we seek"~ that is exactly what i think is what we should do! Instead of going around killing each other... Lovely! :)
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 5/15/2007 8:12:01 AM
Profound and compelling poem. Thank you.
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 5/10/2007 10:42:43 PM
To ponder what is, what is not. Truely an interesting write.
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 5/10/2007 2:47:22 PM
A beautiful inspirational write...visual images are great, the voice clear and wondering, flows good. I enjoyed!
Walking Along the Sandy Shore (Poetry) - 5/10/2007 12:10:22 PM
Beautiful to contemplate such a miraculous night. Lovely poem.
Midnight Sky (Poetry) - 5/8/2007 3:32:57 AM
The mysteries that make us think, explore, then grow. Thanks for reminding me.
Midnight Sky (Poetry) - 3/17/2007 10:44:40 AM
A good pondering. Just think, the stars that we believe we see may no longer exist. When we view the midnight sky, we're really looking into the past!
Love & Light always and in all ways,
Midnight Sky (Poetry) - 3/17/2007 8:16:47 AM
Midnight Sky (Poetry) - 3/15/2007 10:42:34 PM
Enjoyed this poem very much, but are we alone?
Midnight Sky (Poetry) - 3/15/2007 7:17:55 PM
an absorbing and inspiring write, Douglas ...
If the Atomic Clock Strikes Twelve (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 8:45:54 PM
so true so sad but the light you have shined at the end of this
If the Atomic Clock Strikes Twelve (Poetry) - 2/25/2007 2:18:29 AM
I do hope that the efforts of Lightworkers will delete the above scenario..
If the Atomic Clock Strikes Twelve (Poetry) - 2/24/2007 7:21:25 PM
Only fools would not be frightened by the scenario you describe.
If the Atomic Clock Strikes Twelve (Poetry) - 2/24/2007 7:10:30 PM
Timely write. R