My name is Tim Knowles. I live in the state of Louisiana in the U.S.A. I have worked in our nation’s space programs for 40 years. I am a registered Republican but am a RINO. I live with my second wife (my first wife died of natural causes). All the children have grown to adulthood. I believe there is but one God, the creator of all that is but I am not religious. I believe in freedom but freedom to do what is right unrestrained by law not freedom to do whatever I want. I prefer written communication, I think it creates greater depth of meaning (less superficial). Pictures, audio and video have their place when words can’t convey the message but talking heads and glamor shots are of the prideful and posting such will diminish my opinion of the poster. I come here looking to converse with the virtuous, to educate and learn.
I expect that some will not know what I mean by virtuous so here is the short list of virtues.
Prudence - the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
Justice - the virtue which regulates person in his dealings with others. Connected to justice are the virtues of equity and gratitude
Fortitude - which equates with brave endurance. Connected to the virtues of patience and perseverance
Temperance - the virtue which moderates in accordance with reason the desires and pleasures of the sensuous appetite. Related to temperance are the virtues of conscience and humility