About Danny

A New Approach to Life

June 3, 2016

There have been a handful of milestones during my lifetime where we have had to dig deep within ourselves and find a new way of living a fulfilling life and at the same time creating something of lasting value.  Creating something of value for others has been our model for creating a livelihood for ourselves for many years.  Now that Sandra and I are retiring from employment in its traditional sense, it is time to re-evaluate things.

With this in mind, we are going to try something radically different.  Our plan with this blog is to:

  1. Use it as an outlet for exploring and expressing our creative talents and our passions in life within the context of society and today’s political landscape.
  2. Hopefully the explorations and expressions brought about by this blog will inspire us and others.  Inspiration should fuel our efforts to plow the fields of our imagination to encourage the growth of creative ideas.
  3. With a little luck and some hard work, we feel strongly that this process will give us an avenue for creating something of lasting value.
  4. My hope is that our plan will open up avenues of opportunity and future prospects allowing us to focus on what we love to do and to be able to come in contact with people who share similar ideals and ways of viewing the world.

My Passions

I have always loved science and art and feel that under the right circumstances the combination of these disciplines contribute a significant amount of value to our society.  I cannot think of anything else that I am more passionate about than this.

Art and science have differing approaches to common goals.  They both are mechanisms that give us ways to better understand the world, to determine how we relate to this world, and to gain insight into what it is to be human.  Both disciplines require immense creative insight in order to be successful in the quest for knowledge and the desire to communicate universal truths.  As time marches on, art and science continue to expand the boundaries of understanding and invention by challenging and refining our views of the world.

It could be that the approaches of art and science are different partly because artists are “Right Brain Oriented” and Scientists are “Left Brain Oriented”.   This model of the human brain is amazingly similar to the concept of yin-yang in eastern philosophy. Wikipedia states:

“This model describes how seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn.  Opposites thus only exist in relation to each other.  Yin-yang are complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system.

During the many years I spent studying yin-yang as part of my martial arts training I found much real world evidence of the truth in this concept. I find that it very accurately describes the nature of art and science which on the surface seem like polar opposites. It is in their dynamic interface where my interests lie.  This is where many amazing things have happened and will continue to happen.

The approach of art and science may be different but the goals are the same.  Both artists and scientists desire to find ways to understand, represent and interpret the world in which they live.  Artistic and scientific investigations into the phenomena of nature, perception, thought, and emotion have enhanced the lives of billions of people.  Artists use some sort of medium to explore and express their artistic expression in a meaningful way.  Scientists have defined the nature of their work to include ways of discovering, measuring, and classifying things, finding innovative ways of extending the senses, and the creation, testing, and refinement of concepts and ideas in order to understand the world and predict the future.  Both artists and scientists seek to develop ways in which the nature of their discoveries can be made understandable and communicated.

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Danny Ringo

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