UPDATE: April 30, 2008
Well, it’s been a while since I last updated my blog. Since my last blog entry, I received my late Aunt's College Diploma (“Bachelor of Science” Degree from February of 1946) from "Queen's College" in Flushing, Queens. My late Aunt was my Mother's only sibling. I sure think its really neat knowing that my Aunt graduated from College in Flushing and that my ancestor (on my Dad's side of the family), John Bowne, was a very prominent citizen of Flushing back in the 1600's.
I decided that I would start a collection of books on my family’s history. I have already received 4 books. The first two books are about the "Hole-in-the-Rock" Pioneers. Out of the group of 250 Pioneers, my Dad's grandparents and 10 other family members (that I know of so far), were members. I also have a book mentioning my great great grandfather, Allen Taylor, a Mormon Pioneer. That book mentioning Allen Taylor was authored by a descendant of Allen Taylor. The author and I are related through Allen Taylor, but through different wives. Some interesting family history information to mention… my great grandmother, Anna Kirrilla Taylor, a “Hole-in-the-Rock” pioneer, was born in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah. Anna’s father, Allen Taylor, was the second Bishop of the Kaysville ward, being bishop after William Kay, for whom Kaysville was named. Davis County, Utah, was named for Daniel Coon Davis, Captain of Mormon Battalion Company E. Second in command of Company E was 1st Lieutenant James Pace, whose grandson, William Pace Goddard, married Anna Kirrilla Taylor. Anna’s mother and Allen’s 2nd wife, Hannah Egbert, divorced Allen because she did not want to live in polygamy. James Pace’s older brother, William Pace, was a Bishop, and one of the first settlers of Spanish Fork, Utah. William’s name, as “Bishop William Pace”, appears on the monument for “Old Fort” at Spanish Fork.
The fourth book I have in my "Family History Starter Collection" is a paperback catalog on "The Woodworkers of Windsor". That catalog is about various woodworking families that came from England to the Colonies, specifically to the Windsor, Connecticut area. I have a few direct
ancestors mentioned in that catalog who were part of a group of a dozen different families, with
all twelve families being my direct ancestors, who were some of the founders of Windsor, Connecticut.
Another item I received in the mail about the same time as the books, was a DVD movie entitled “To The Shores of Tripoli”. My Dad was in the Marines in Radio School in San Diego when the movie was being filmed. He remembers walking by the camera(s) while wearing a radio headset. While watching the movie, he said it brought back a lot of memories and that the filming angle was such so that you only saw the Marines walking by (who were wearing their radio headsets) from the waist-down. While walking across the parade ground with his friend after picking up their laundry, they ran into one of the stars of the movie, Randolph Scott. My Dad’s friend asked Randolph for his autograph and Randolph signed the paper wrapped around his laundry bundle. Randolph asked my Dad if he wanted his autograph and my Dad said “no”. My Dad says he now regrets not asking Randolph for his autograph. My Dad also remembers being in the barracks on that Sunday morning when Pearl Harbor was attacked. I think one of the neatest things my Dad did while in the Marines was to hook up the search light to the radar. Whenever an enemy plane appeared on the radar, the search light was turned on, illuminating the plane. As my Dad says, “All hell then broke loose”. All kinds of artillery from all over Rendova Island then opened fire on the enemy plane. When my Dad was in upstate New York, recovering from Tuberculosis, while in the hospital, he installed headphone jacks in the radios of other soldiers so that their music would not bother patients nearby. While in the hospital, a Navy buddy of my Dad’s brought his girlfriend with him, and the girlfriend’s friend, a “Blind Date” for my Dad, who turned out to be my future Mother.
In mid-March, the "White Sands International Film Festival" came to Alamogordo. I didn't get to participate as much as I would have liked to, but I did catch a few good movies while the Festival was in town. I was also able to buy a nice piece of magnetic jewelry, sold by a vendor in the lobby of the movie theater. I wear the jewelry as a bracelet, but it doubles as a necklace. When unwound from around my wrist, the bracelet becomes a necklace. When wrapped around the wrist, the magnets being placed along the strand the way they are, line up side-by-side, and hold each strand to the other. Unfortunately, the Festival began and ended during very strong winds and blowing dirt and dust. As construction finishes in the area around the "Aviator 10" theater, the "Base Camp" for the film Festival, there should be less dirt to be blown around in the near future. If I had attended all the activities of the Festival like I had planned, and I was asked about my name, I had a planned response. I was going to say, "Yes, I am distantly related to the rocket scientist Robert Hutchings Goddard, but not through the "Goddard" family. My dad was a scientist in his own right.”
Here's a 1961 article from a Denver-area newspaper, mentioning my Dad, Alfred Allen Goddard, Jr. ---
Below is a screen capture of a web page telling about a balloon flight...
I plan on donating a copy of the 16mm movie my Dad was provided by “Land-Air” regarding the balloon flights to a local historical society or museum, because the balloon flights were a part of Holloman’s early history, and not including the history of balloon flights would leave any exhibition of Holloman’s history incomplete.
Little did my Dad know that two decades after coming from Denver to New Mexico on business, that he would be living here. During the film Festival, I could have also mentioned that in the early ‘70s my Dad was helping a filmmaker with a movie. My Dad’s company was to provide the power for the movie cameras, while the movie was being filmed on the plains of Kansas. Our Dodge van had a built-in generator made by our company, which was to power the movie cameras. The movie company was to use our van during the production of the movie. Unfortunately, the filmmaker was killed in a motor vehicle accident before the movie was completed. Actually, I don’t know what phase of production the movie was in when the filmmaker was killed. I will never forget the filmmaker risking his life, climbing underneath a highway bridge, to catch me some wild pigeons. At night, while the filmmaker was catching the pigeons, I was sitting in our van, watching him, and remember the song “There’s a Kind of Hush” (by “The Carpenters”) playing on the radio. I raised pigeons from the mid to the late seventies. I have raised both purebred pigeons and wild pigeons.
Soon, I expect to get back into bicycling. I plan to get some parts to fix up my 1984 “Schwinn High Sierra” Mountain Bike. The only reason I have that I have yet to get parts to fix up my 1984 bicycle is that the parts I want to get aren’t available in the quality I would like. On a whim, after high school graduation in May of 1984, but before Mid-August of 1984, when I entered college, I went on a one-day 121-mile bike ride. One day I just decided to ride to Ruidoso and back. The next day, I rode up Highway 82, past Cloudcroft, across Highway 24, which runs through the Mescalero Apache Indian reservation, and eventually ended up in Ruidoso. My trip time was from 9:05 in the morning to 7:05 in the evening, and that included an hour for eating, and and hour for resting. I had never been on a ride like that before, just riding into town and back. The ride was steep to start with, going from about 4,335 feet in elevation (at Alamogordo) to over 8,600 feet (at Cloudcroft) in elevation in 16 miles. To me, it was like a “Sunday Ride”. I was a little sore when I got back home, but I easily recovered. I used to do long, drawn-out strenuous activities quite often back then, mostly yard work, and I intend to get back to doing the same activities now. Over the past years, I have become obsessed with family history and computers, and now it is time to get back to doing some activities which are more healthful. I need to try to “balance” my activities, and to not become too obsessed with any given one.
Choosing a bike will be no simple chore for me. I bought my Schwinn at the local bike shop, but now, I plan to choose each bicycle component very carefully. I was a “gear freak” back in 1984 and I had a custom freewheel made for the bicycle. The bicycle started out as a 15-speed, but with the custom-made freewheel, all 21 gear ratio numbers were different. I just had to have all numbers different, even though the effort in peddling between some of those gears was imperceptible. I did not want to have the common, store-bought “barely-visible” headlight/taillight system, which would have easily allowed me to outride the headlight, so I put together a super-bright Halogen headlight/taillight system with a rechargeable gel-cell battery. The battery was sort of heavy, about 10 pounds, but I was not bothered by the weight. I even carried heavy shop tools and multiple water bottles in my bicycle trunks. I had a trunk on a rack over each tire. Even my “Cateye” solar-powered bicycle computer was pretty high-tech for 1984.
With today’s technology, it will be fun for me to pick out components for a new bicycle. I plan on getting another Mountain Bike, because I like the choice of being able to ride on the pavement, or just taking to a dirt trail. I don’t know what kind of ride I will plan for this new bicycle. It will probably be as long or longer as my 1984 ride, but just as enjoyable. I don’t have the hours to ride every day as I did back then, as my Dad is getting up in years, and I need to stay near home, and be there for him when he needs me.
Some coincidences I wanted to mention… The town in Kansas where I lived was Medicine Lodge. Medicine Lodge is a very small town, about one-tenth the size of Alamogordo. One reason
Medicine Lodge was made famous was because of a woman by the name of “Carrie Nation” (or “Carry Nation”). She used to smash up the bars in alcohol-serving establishments with a hatchet. The coincidence here is that a major employer in Medicine Lodge was the “Gyp Mill” (Gypsum Mill), and that “White Sands National Monument” (near Alamogordo) has the largest natural deposit of Gypsum on Earth. Another coincidence is that the company that built my personal computer back in 1998, “ABS”, now has in their company logo, the shape of a “Stealth” jet plane. The F117-A “Stealth” planes are based at Holloman A.F.B. near Alamogordo.
My 1998 computer, a 450 MHz PII, is still going strong, but I am going to buy a new computer
soon. The 450 MHz chip in my computer just became available a couple of weeks before I bought my computer. Maybe I will get my new computer just after the latest CPU chip comes out… The QX9770 CPU chip already came out. I might get another “ABS” computer, a full-size tower, like my old computer, and maybe even a laptop. I might consider a MAC computer this time, since I tutor people on the computer every now and then, and the experience I would gain having used multiple operating systems would come in handy. I will also have fun picking out components for my new computer(s).
As I read more and more history about my ancestors, the Colonial history of America, and how this Country came to be, I believe even more strongly that today’s and tomorrow’s generations of people need to carry on the values of our ancestors, for this world to be able to survive.
Here’s what I would like to accomplish, in the fewest of words… to help people to maximize their mental capabilities, especially their creativity, to become “better thinkers”, solving problems and performing everyday tasks while using less emotion and using just the “facts-at-hand” for their decisions and actions.
Mankind has often carried with him hatred, usually born of lack of knowledge, or stubborn refusal to learn the facts, usually accompanied by much emotion, into his daily decision-making and accomplishment of tasks. I hope to help man to use his intellect to its fullest potential, with little emotion involved in decision-making and performing tasks, by just using the “facts-at-hand”. When it comes right down to it, in certain situations, as long as labor and resources are available, man can accomplish anything he desires, regardless of cost. I was going to add “as long as his fellow man is in agreement” to the previous sentence, but that just brings subjective factors into the “solution”, “blurs” the “facts-at-hand”, and makes accomplishment of the task(s) even more complicated. I just wanted to mention “regardless of cost” because mankind got things done even before the monetary system was established, and mankind will continue to get things accomplished even when the cost seems too prohibitive.
I personally believe that because of the increasing disorganization and inefficiency of today’s world, people are having to make more and more drastic decisions which lead to even more extreme actions. Many problems in today’s world are getting worse because of the inefficient means used to try to solve them. Over time, inefficient processes (used in decision-making and/or to accomplish tasks) which were used regularly, usually made the outcome worse. There is coming a time very soon, because of the status of Mother Earth and her natural resources, when people will have to “drop” their harmful acts towards the environment. Since everyone has an intellect, and because some are better than others at using theirs, some people will be better able to re-learn some more efficient ways of thinking, working, and living. Some worldwide problems seem almost impossible to solve because some of the people involved have this “almost inborn” hatred, which was learned, which is “clouding” their ability to reason. These people may be hard to “re-train” to become better problem solvers, but one or more of their associates, who may have great influence on them, and who are bound to be like “the weakest link in a chain”, will be easier to “train”.
I plan to use my technology, still in the planning stages, in a yet-undetermined application, to make more information and information sources available. At present time, some information that people have and would like to have widely-disseminated, is somewhat “hidden”, available to much fewer people than desired, mainly because of inefficient and/or outdated distribution means. Since I am an intensely-detailed thinker about how one object, process, or task affects another (and even how they all inter-relate), I am able to detect details that others might overlook. Previously in my blog I mentioned “factors”. Some of these “factors”, or “components”, involve objects and tasks. When larger, more efficient sources of information are available, these “factors”, “components”, objects, and tasks are more easily researched, cross-referenced, obtained, created, and accomplished.
I would ultimately like to make available more information and have it much more accessible and customizable, to help in problem-solving, and to make overall life easier and more enjoyable. New technologies might even be much more easily created because of the availability of more information, this information being more easily accessible, which was once almost “buried”. I think that having a more efficient information system would allow people to have an overall better quality of life. People would be able to more easily choose a product, with these products being safer, with some repetition in production being found and deleted, leaving the safest, best-quality products available. Deletion of repetition in production is necessary so as to maximize our dwindling natural resources. Creativity in planning and production of objects won’t be affected, and should be greatly enhanced due to more and better information being available. Competition in product design, production, and sales should be even greater than it is now, because the “playing field will be leveled” and people at all “levels” (including individuals and corporations) will all have the same information available to them (for “publicly-available” information). Private/Secret information will stay private.
I know that what I am attempting to accomplish is not easy, may sound impossible, but any task throughout history started with a “TRY”, and I do have a little experience with perseverance, even though a little excessive at times. It is very hard to change people’s mindset, but when the task-at-hand is gravely important, emotions should be set aside, should not come into play, and the task accomplished readily, with the agreement of all affected parties. It seems to me that more and more these days, people are using emotions too much in their daily lives, both in decision-making and in the accomplishment of tasks.
I know my ideas might seem a little far-fetched, but then, they are only “far-fetched” until acted upon to see what good they can do for others.
I may be only one person, but as history has proven, and I have found in my history research, all it takes is one person to change history. I could, and have, helped a few people recently with “donations” (including information) to help promote their creativity, which I and they believed would benefit their fellow man. I will, from now on, concentrate more on not “Giving Men Fish”, but “Teaching Them To Fish”, so they will increase, use, and appreciate their own abilities, and will be able to thrive and be productive, using those abilities.
I know that I mention myself and my family a lot in my blog, but I just want people to know how grateful I feel, the way things have happened and come together, so that I could find the way to do my part to help others. Even though I have few possessions, I do have a very colorful ancestry, which makes me appreciate life, and even more so the more I find out about history. Even though I have a disability, I am trying hard to not let it get me down. I believe that anyone, regardless of their physical possessions, or lack thereof, that their most important possession is their intellect. A very wealthy person may have many possessions, but if they don’t use their intellect properly, their wealth will not last, and the person with few or no possessions, using their intellect properly, will always be able to become wealthy.
Just trying to do my part,
Lee Allen Goddard
UPDATE: February 28, 2008
NOTE: Some information from the original blog (below) will be repeated here in this update, because of its importance.
It's been almost a month since I posted my blog. While my technology is still mostly in the "ideas stage", as time permits, I will decide what industry(ies) will be the first ones to utilize my technology. After about a year-and-a-half since my Aunt's passing, I should receive my inheritance, about mid-March. If I decide to, I might advertise my new technology in printed media, on the radio, or even on TV. Even though I could use some of my inheritance for more costly advertising, I may or may not, since I am intelligent and creative enough to find lower-cost and no-cost means of advertising. Some of my publicity was received at little or no cost to me, through this online blog, through my e-mail(s) to select individuals announcing my blog, although, I did pay a company so that I would receive increased traffic to this blog.
A question people might have is "What makes him think he can come up with a new technology??" It is a very good question. The answer...There is an EXTREME need for better efficiency in the world, and I have the ideas to bring that efficiency to reality. I would like to get as many people as possible involved in my project. If I could get people to think more creatively and efficiently, life would become easier, for the most part. Many problems in today's world would be solved with better efficiency. The children of today and tomorrow would greatly benefit from a more-efficient world, and even find it fun, being better thinkers. The possible applications for my technology are almost limitless, but I might start out with "virtual" uses such as an Internet website, and/or virtual reality software. I might also branch out into a reality/news TV program. The website, software, and TV program would all show the progress of the technology on society.
Is there a use for such a technology? Very definitely, Yes. Any idea, process, task, or procedure that saves mental, physical (labor), Natural (from the Earth), or financial resources is much in need, especially in today's society. People who depend on their mental creativity and organization for their livelihoods will find a much broader availability of information, due to the better organization and integration of information available to them. I want to mention again about the possibility for any person to have a much more "customized life", due to the better organization of information, products, and services available to them. Even though there are many "factors" involved with a "customized life" that one might think would make life more complicated, the better integration of information would actually make life simpler. Lee looks at some aspects of everyday life with a "Birds-Eye" view (from a broad viewpoint), but thinks at a "molecular level" (a very complex level, involving many inter-related components).
So again, I want to repeat (from the original blog below) the better organization of information to the world should solve many of today's problems. A better-organized, more- efficient and "more-complex" society does not necessarily mean more intelligence is required to understand and comprehend it. A better-organized, more-efficient, and "more-complex" society would actually allow people to expand their mental creativity, and become better, more-efficient, more-intelligent thinkers. Because of having so much well-organized information available to them, people would be better able to take on more-complicated mental challenges (more-complicated than they presently take on.). With a more-intelligent society born of better organization and efficiency, "Ignorance-Born" hatred should be eliminated.
Even though I have been working with computers for about 27 years, and I have never "blogged" before, I will try to update my blog regularly. After reading my blog (and this update), people might question my intelligence. I maybe should have edited my blog more, but I would like to leave it as-is, just as it "came off the top of my head", except for a trivial amount of revision being done to it before I posted it to the Internet. I sometimes have trouble getting my ideas put into words, and I am always referring to my thesaurus, but the information contained in my online blog and this update is just "The Tip of My Intellectual Iceberg".
A revolutionary new technology is soon going to be introduced to the world which will make people and the World more efficient. A technology that can be integrated into just about every product and service that people use every day. A technology that people will love to learn and use. A technology that helps people make better use of their intelligence, which would also help children here in the U.S. to become better students and be better competitors in the global educational system. It might start off as a learning or re-learning process and eventually evolve into products. A movie might even be created to show the technology's possibilities and focus on how one person, over a period of days, might live life utilizing the technology. The creator of this new technology and the author of this article, Lee Allen Goddard, hopes he can boost people's mental creativity, just like he has boosted his own mental creativity. Because of the organization and integration of ideas, tasks, processes, and procedures, the "pre-invention" of new products and technologies will be possible and even advanced.
Whether or not all his plans come to fruition, there is still a very good chance that even a few of his plans will have a very big impact on society. Even though this technology can and will be very complex in certain areas, it should benefit everyone, and make overall life better. In some cases, complexity is better, and in others, simplicity is desired. An efficient technology can give both. Lee is a very complex thinker. There are also some other facts about Lee that might shed some light on his mentality.
Lee has been the genealogist for his family for about nineteen years. Lee never really was very interested in History during his school years, but has really received a good history lesson researching his family's history. Recently, Lee has felt very blessed to have such prominent ancestors in his family history. After finding out all the accomplishments of his many Colonial American ancestors, Lee would like, and almost feels obligated, to create his own place in history. Lee's paternal grandfather was born in Pleasanton, New Mexico Territory. Lee's father was born in Denver, Colorado. Lee's mother was born in New York City, New York. Lee was born in Denver, Colorado and lived there until the age of 6. Lee's oldest brother married and left home in 1970. Lee, his next oldest brother, his sister, and his parents moved to Medicine Lodge, Kansas in 1971. Lee's sister married in 1973 and moved out of the family home. Lee, his brother, and parents lived in Medicine Lodge until 1976, when they moved to Alamogordo, where Lee and his father still reside. Lee's next oldest brother moved to Albuquerque in 1979, and married in 1981. Lee grew up living a very sheltered life, living at home with his parents, only leaving home to attend college from the fall of 1984, after High School Graduation, until the spring of 1985. His college, the University of Albuquerque, had to close down in the summer of 1985. Lee withdrew in very early 1985. The Uof A was a private Catholic University, and is now St. Pius High School. In 1989, Lee's mother passed away. Lee's father, a retired WWII Marine veteran, is still living.
Lee knew he was different from other boys since about the 4th grade. Lee was a hyperactive child and went to the Mental Health Institute of Pratt, Kansas, regularly to try to find a reason for his hyperactivity and fits of anger. Back in 4th grade, Lee did not know he was Gay. He did not even know what Gay was. Lee is a very masculine man, and usually only fellow homosexuals using their "Gaydar" can pick Lee out as being Gay. Lee still had fits of anger throughout his remaining school years, and until just recently. His mother used to say "Just count to 10", but Lee didn't do that most of the time, because that made him all the angrier. All that anger seems to have disappeared now and Lee feels very comfortable with his sexuality. Lee knows that to love others, you have to love yourself first. Until recently, Lee only just accepted his sexuality and didn't really love himself. After seeing so many people in the world with "identity" problems, Lee's feels much better about himself than he used to. Lee believes that if people didn't have so many "identity" problems, they wouldn't be having all the surgeries nowadays to alter their looks. It is understandable to have surgery for medical reasons, but not just on a whim.
Every individual ought to appreciate their uniqueness in the world. Lee feels very good about being able to "give back" to the world, through his ideas, even though he does not have many physical possessions. Is a matter of fact, Lee considers himself to be "one of the luckiest people in the world". Lee still feels this way with the few monetary possessions he has, and he is even on Social Security Disability. He used to be on Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Lee also has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and was only diagnosed as having OCD in 1991. Lee even believes himself to have a slight learning disability, similar to dyslexia. Lee really used to be a "bookworm", and liked receiving books at school from the school book clubs, like "Tab" book club. Because of this slight learning disability, Lee doesn't read as much as he should or would like to, and does most of his reading from the Internet. Because of his OCD, back in Elementary School, Lee was upset about the quality of his paperback copy of "Little House on the Prairie", and exchanged his copy with the teacher's copy, since the teacher's copy was in better condition. Lee didn't think the teacher would notice the exchange of books, because neither copy was personalized by the owner. By coincidence, Lee also learned during his family history research that he is distantly related numerous times to Laura Elizabeth Ingalls, the author of "Little House on the Prairie" series of children's books. He is even related numerous times to Laura's husband, Almanzo James Wilder.
If it weren't for his "hyperactive brain", Lee might be more of a bookworm like his friends, the gay twin brothers, originally from Massachusetts. The twins taught school in Boston and New Orleans, and moved to Alamogordo. They moved back to New Orleans, only being forced to move back to Alamogordo after Hurricane Katrina. The twins check out piles of books every time they go to the local library. Lee is going to see about having the twins, as well as other gay friends of his in a possible historical documentary about "Gays throughout History", so people can learn how gay people have been a positive influence in the world. The documentary could also include histories of families with gay family members, from a genealogist's point of view, talking about which ancestors people might have received their "gay genes" from.
Some of Lee's ancestors who have had much written about them are:
** Allen Taylor -- Mormon leader who led settlers from Illinois to Utah in 1849.
** James Pace -- Mormon Leader who led settlers from Illinois to Utah in 1850, Lieutenant and second in command of Mormon Battalion Company E. (The town of Payson, Utah is named for James Pace.) James was a descendant of Richard Pace, who, with Indian boy Chanco, helped save Jamestown in 1622.
** Daniel "The Huguenot" Perrin -- one of the original settlers of Staten Island, New York.
** Stephen Bachiler (Reverend) -- Founder of Hampton, New Hampshire
** Elizabeth Winthrop Fones -- "The Winthrop Woman". Lee descends from her daughter Hannah Feake, who married John Bowne, of "Bowne House" fame. Lee also descends from her son Samuel Hallett, her son from her third husband, William Hallett.
** Philip Sherman -- First Secretary of Rhode Island, and ancestor of Hannah Sherman, paternal grandmother of Susan Brownell Anthony. Lee's ancestor, Lydia Lapham, was sister of Hannah Lapham. Hannah was wife of Humphrey Hicks Anthony, and both were Grandparents of Susan B. Anthony.
** John Dawson -- Credited with founding Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and builder of the "Crooked Billet Inn & Tavern".
** Edward Gove -- Instigator of the famous but unsuccessful "Gove's Rebellion, and ancestor of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. "Mark Twain" through his daughter Hannah Gove who married Abraham Clements.
** Thomas Powell -- Founder of Bethpage, Long Island
Other ancestors of interest were fourteen direct ancestors who were founders of Windsor, Connecticut, and a few others who were founders of Hartford and Simsbury, Connecticut. Besides the Mormons Taylor and Pace in Lee's family, his 4th great (great-great-great-great) grandmother, Percy Amanda Pettibone, wife of Daniel Goddard, was sister of Rosetta Lenora Pettibone, mother of Mormon Church President/Prophet Lorenzo Snow. Four couples from whom many prominent people in history descend were also ancestors of Lee. The four couples were... Thomas Holcombe and Elizabeth, Robert White and Bridget Allgar, Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, and Henry Sherman and Agnes Butter (Butler).
It is VERY HARD for Lee to describe WHY he did or did not do certain things that caused his life to be the way it is now. Lee is a very strong believer in fate. Throughout the years, Lee could have made many choices which might have changed the course and direction of his life, but for some "unknown" reason(s), his life is what it is, and he is very happy about it. Lee could have changed his life over the years, but had a "sense" to not change anything, and to just let things "ride" and happen the way they were happening. Lee was thinking that he could have been "stubborn" when certain opportunities presented themselves and said no to them, but as things turned out, those opportunities never presented themselves. Lee was worried that certain things might happen to "alter" his current goals. Lee's mother always said to Lee, "Don't be so negative". Lee thinks that being a little negative on one's outlook on life is better than being too positive. If one's outlook is too positive, they can be more "devastated" when a "tragic event" occurs in their life, than if they were just a little negative in their outlook. Trying to explain why Lee has these ideas to help his fellow man now is sort of like trying to explain how Lee's late Grandfather, Alfred Allen Goddard, knew he was going to die one night. Lee's ideas and his Grandfather's knowledge of his own imminent death may be part of fate. One night in 1975, during his 84th year, Alfred Goddard had a houseguest in his house. He told the houseguest before he went up to bed, that he was not going to be seeing them the next morning. Alfred passed away that night in his sleep.
Lee's father, Alfred Jr., is entering his 88th year in 2008. Lee's tells his dad every night that he loves him, just in case his dad passes away in his sleep. Every now and then, Lee has "DÃ©jÃ vu" and even finds himself correctly predicting (by thinking to himself) what will immediately happen next, during the "DÃ©jÃ vu".
Lee lied to his friends in Mid-High School and High School to make his friends think he was rich. Lee thought that if his friends and other fellow students thought he was rich, that he might be more popular. Lee was still popular and knew most everyone in school by their first names and most everyone knew Lee. In Mid-High School, Lee was even on the ballot for "Best Dressed", but didn't win the vote because the students who were voted the winners were more popular. Looking back, Lee could have won just as many (or more) friends with just his personality, than he did by telling them he was rich. Lee does think that he is "rich" as far as his family history is concerned. He thinks that he won the "Genealogical Lottery" and became "rich" by finding out all that he found out about his family's history. An indication of Lee's good personality is the reaction he receives by other people's pets. Pets that are normally skittish around other people, and even run away when strangers come around, easily befriend Lee. In Mid-High School, Lee's fellow classmates would stop him in the hall and write him a "speeding ticket" because they thought that he was walking too fast. Walking fast may or may not be a part of his hyperactivity, but Lee still walks briskly, because it's good exercise.
Even though Lee withdrew from College, he thinks that it's not so much the quantity of knowledge he possesses, but the way he thinks, and the way his mental processes work, that will make him a business success. Many of the problems in life today are because of stress. Lee thinks that most stress today is caused by companies wanting more work out of their employees, for less pay and benefits. This stress reverberates to influence all areas of life. I know that many companies' being inefficient is the cause of today's stress. Also, worker's attitudes towards their employers are not what they used to be, and workers today don't care as much about the well-being of their employers as they once did, in decades past. Having a "Universally Efficient" world will make the world a better, more enjoyable place to live, and stretch our natural resources. The one resource the world will never run out of is mental resources. Lee believes that it is possible to have the world so efficient that there would be no use for war, and even the current wars could cease, and war as we know it, would just be a part of history. It is true that some people's way of thinking cannot be changed, maybe because of biological reasons, but people for the most part can learn a new way of thinking.
Lee's technology and ideas will be adaptable to almost every technology already present today. A "Universally Efficient" world involves ideas, thought processes, people, tasks, and procedures. A new technology is about to emerge involving millions, or even billions, of "factors of technology". These "factors" can be changed at will by everyday people, and the end product(s) will be, a more enjoyable lifestyle for everyone, which will lead to happier, more efficient, more productive members of society. Some people will be able to utilize the new technology easier than others, but overall, everyone should benefit. Some parts of the past and old ways of life need to be preserved, and they shall be. Lee strongly believes that even though we have the technology to put out more products than ever before, those products should be of as good a quality as similar products of decades past, and should last just as long as products of decades past (some of which are still being used), so as to help our natural resources last longer. The way our current situation with our resources is, we soon may be digging up our landfills, and recycling anything that could possibly be recycled. Inefficiency is causing many problems in today's society, and we need to have better efficiency so as to make our continually depleting resources last.
For whatever factors in life caused Lee to think the way he thinks today, he is truly grateful for his ancestors and would like to follow in their footsteps, as a pioneer, and help his fellow man to make the world a better place. Lee couldn't have had better or more loving parents or siblings. Lee's mother used to think Lee was very hateful when he was younger, but knowing what he knows now, and being more aware of all his life's issues, he's sure his mother would have forgiven him. When Lee told his dad that he was gay, in 2007, his father interrupted him in mid-sentence, asking Lee if his current friend, was more than just his friend, and was his lover. Lee's father's asking this question was a burden off of Lee's shoulders, to which Lee replied "yes", and stated that he was gay. His father's reaction was of acceptance, but later said that he thought Lee might have been "brainwashed", not knowing that Lee's gay feelings started when he was in elementary school.
Lee knows a little bit about technology and fine attention to detail. He rarely has to read the instructions to operate electrical and electronic devices. Lee has worked with computers since the age of the TI99-4/A (a "Texas Instruments" computer), a computer that held programs on cartridges, and used a TV as a monitor. Lee's OCD disorder makes his attention to detail a little more refined than the average person's. Lee's not a bad as some people with his OCD though. He doesn't count the number of lines in a sidewalk, bricks in a wall, or tiles in a ceiling. He just has normal everyday procedures that change every few weeks (from one obsession to another) that require a little more attention to detail than average.
Just as Lee's Mormon, Huguenot, Quaker, Jamestown, and Puritan pioneers made a name for themselves; Lee will be able to do the same, with his intellect, by at least helping people with some of the same issues that have plagued Lee. Lee will make some of his past issues become some of his best assets as a businessman. Lee would like to receive some credit for his ideas, for reasons of posterity, but would give the most credit for his ideas away, for the benefit of all mankind.
Lee envisions "his" "multi-faceted technology" being used daily in all phases of personal and business life. Having a single technology linking biological, mechanical, and electronic products to everyday tasks, activities, processes, and procedures (and making all work together in harmony), shouldn't be considered a monopoly, as long as all parties involved are using the technology to the benefit of everyone. The word "Monopoly" has to be mentioned because the ultimate goal of every company has now "taken a back seat" to preserving the Earth for generations to come. Competition is still very important, to better one's self, IF you are efficient and organized. If you are not organized and efficient, you keep creating "inefficient" projects (and "throwing money and resources at them"), hoping they will succeed, which will ultimately waste natural resources. Competition should not come at the expense of Mother Earth. "Padding One's Bottom Line" should take a back seat to the Earth, since we all have to share it.
The time is right for a positive global change. The world is in desperate need of help to save its resources. Help is needed to teach people to take better care of Mother Earth, and each other. The current stress level in the world today can be likened to mankind's mentality reverting back to primitive times, needing and craving more and more violence for enjoyment. Many people today are using too much emotion in their decision-making and less reasoning.
People's overall lives will become better organized, societies will benefit, ultimately benefiting the entire global economy. Giving people the possibility of having their own "custom world" should help them see their dreams in a better light, and better help them in attaining their goals. Even if a person didn't have any physical possessions, they would have a better and more focused view of their present life and possible future. The single possession anybody needs to benefit will be their own intelligence, the one thing everyone possesses. I know I have benefited my own technology, and I think that ridding the world of its "ignorances" and replacing those "ignorances" with intelligence and organization can rid the world of many of its problems.
I, Lee Allen Goddard, do hereby give permission to edit this document for the sole purpose of shortening it. Sentences may even be re-arranged, but please keep sentence lengths the same, and do not delete any words. If desired, upon request, I can expand upon any subject mentioned in this document -- This single document might also be presented as part of a series. Through this document, I hope to get my point across. Grammar and sentence structure are also not my strong suits (just as history was not), even though over a dozen people famous for their writing skills (authors and poets) are in my family tree. I was more proficient in Drafting, Math and Business classes while in School.
Lee is very proud of his ancestry, his immediate family, and his chance to be able to make the world a better place. I am really looking forward to helping and doing my part, which is why I and everyone else was put here on Earth -- To make the world a better place. This article shows just what a person with disabilities can do. I want to thank the Lord for giving me this chance
Lee Allen Goddard
February 05, 2008