A Fighter Pilot Looks At the World Upside Down by Dick Jonas PDF

By Dick Jonas

ISBN-10: 0965718999

ISBN-13: 9780965718998

Fighter pilots see the realm in a different way from folks. This sequence of books is a philosophical memoir of the way I experience humanity, society, and the universe I dwell in.
i started those writings while i used to be 33 years outdated. For numerous a long time it by no means happened to me that i'd are looking to submit them.
within the sundown of my years — i'm three-score and twelve, now — it all started to sunrise on me that it'd be vital, even though i am not bound to whom, for my progeny to understand how I sensed the universe within which I dwelt.
whilst that cognizance started to wake up, i used to be before everything regretful that I had now not undertaken the venture a lot past in lifestyles. considerate mirrored image means that possibly i did not have a lot to claim up until eventually then.
i've got collaborated with out one during this project.
Nor will I, for the entire proposal is to depart at the back of for posterity my very own particular philosophical cogitations.
will probably be transparent from the textual content that even though there was no collaboration, there has been and is a smart deal of effect from an exceptional many of us and philosophies at the means my brain perceived things:
• My Christian upbringing
• My mom and dad, siblings, and different relations members
• the folks of the neighborhood the place I grew up
• the universities the place i used to be officially educated
• What I realized in these schools
• What I discovered within the area of life
• Friends
• specialist institutions in faith, the army, the sphere of schooling, and the leisure world
• Philosophers, either historic and smooth, who communicated with me via Gutenberg's great invention.
in the beginning, I mentioned this undertaking as "Ecclesiastes." i feel that selection could have been prompted by means of how the biblical ebook is titled: Ecclesiastes, or the Preacher.
As I learn in the course of the books, occasionally it appears i'm Ecclesiastes, and occasionally it reads like he's a chum with whom I correspond. i don't believe both feel is of any nice definitive significance; it's not relevant a lot both way.
it's my nice desire that my young ones and grandchildren, and theirs, and theirs, and on past, will inspect my soul because it is mirrored in those pages. The progeny of any of my contemporaries also are welcome to inquire.
Please be prompt, those books aren't written in English. they're written in American redneck fighter pilot. They learn, specially after concerning the first twenty years, like they might sound should you and that i have been having a talk — well mannered, informal, or maybe heated from time to time. maybe over a cup of cheer.
accordingly, language technicalities occasionally take just a little a beating. a few examples:
• ain't — for am/is/are not
• ever — for every
• do not — for doesn't
• were not — for wasn't; and the converse
• they — for there
• anyhoo — for anyhow
• 'at — for that
• thunk — for proposal (past annoying of think)
• son of a whinge — a number of adaptations: sunzabitches, sumbitch, et al
• . . . the spaced ellipsis — a favourite equipment for making print sound like conversation
• — the em sprint — one other gadget for comparable purpose
• common omission of a vital article or own pronoun at the start of a sentence
• occasional omission of the ultimate 'g' and it truly is substitute with an apostrophe on gerunds and current participles
• using all top case letters in a few phrases and words; it truly is my approach of shouting in print. There are a few exceptions. within the previous years, I used all higher case for a few everlasting techniques: LOVE, fact, and sometimes guy signifying all humankind.
• italics are used for certainly one of reasons: to supply an emphasis in print which might be communicated with vocal inflection in a talk; or to set aside titles of creative or literary works
• the entries starting within the mid 80s, begin to replicate a growing number of many of the cynicism and impatience one acquires with age. Profanity, innuendo, and different foul language start to seem. Be fore-warned: There are a few parts within the books no longer applicable for kids nor well mannered company.

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