I have been busy at my keyboard writing stories, gleaned from my memory, that flow from my days at Autonetics. I have been doing this for a while and it is good therapy for me; I feel better as a result of this writing. Once I decide on a theme, the words seem to pop into my consciousness, flow through the keyboard, dropping into a vast sea of 1’s and 0’s without further notice from me. But I have been wondering lately, is any of what I write consistent with what I really experienced, ie, how much is from my “true” memory and how much is from an unconscious effort to fill gaps in my memory. I do not know the answer because my unconscious self is not communicating with me; at least I am not aware of any communications. So, I am left wondering if I am telling the whole truth when I write stories about events that took place many years ago. I don’t know where the truth lies. I do know that I try, in my untutored way, to write something worth the time it takes to read. Perhaps, what I write is best described as semi-truthful! I guess what I am trying to do now is advise those who read my stuff to read it with a little skepticism toward any thought that what you are reading is 100% true. However, if you ask me directly if everything I write is 100% true, I will tell that it is. Absolutely!
A LITTLE MEMORY GOES A LONG WAY
Posted byTHE OLD MACHINISTPosted inTALES FROM THE FIRST EIGHT DECADES OF A LIFE., THOUGHTS
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I am 89 years old and was married for 66 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoying my life and I try look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity about what my future has in store for me. View more posts