Me and my blogs

My name is Albert Littlefair Simpson. I am an octogenarian and my sun, like that in the photograph taken by my youngest son John from opposite where I live in the Cathedral City of Durham, is going down.

Over the years I have helped my other son David, the owner and sole developer of the web site with the more technical aspects of web site programming. This is not my first web site. I at one time had an html based Littlefair Family History Site. This site uses the more modern “word press” approach.

I was born in Durham City in 1939 some 5 months before the outbreak of the second world war and so saw little of my dad in the first 5 years of my life. I failed my 11 plus exam and went to Whinney Hill Secondary Modern School but later to the Durham Johnston Grammar School where I studied A level maths, physics and chemistry.

That’s me sat on the left of the running board of Coldstreamer – in for repairs at Darlington Works

I got a job with British Railways and they put me on a 5 year sandwich course gaining practical know how at the now long gone Darlington Locomotive Works and learning engineering theory at Derby Technical College. Unlike a lot of my college mates who enjoyed careers in the wider world I spent a lot of my working time with Freightliner at Stockton and Middlesbrough as a hands on engineer and I enjoyed it.

Students from the Western, Southern, Midland, Eastern, North Eastern and Scottish Regions.
That’s me in the middle of the photograph at the front representing the North Eastern Region .

Throughout my life I have always been interested in how things worked. As a boy I would take things apart to see what made them tick. They didn’t always work when I put them back together. Thankfully I got better at resolving problems and making things work.

Over the years but more so in retirement I have had many interests like astronomy, family history, war history, science, golf, rubik cubes, cycling, car repairs, health, sudoku, food, bird watching, old maps and computer programming. My most recent interest in electronics came about because some garden solar lights we bought performed badly. We now have multiple solar lights that work

It is well known that Albert Einstein’s contribution to science came from thought experiments. I too am an Albert and share with that famous man a Briggs Myers personality type of INTP. It means I am Introverted as opposed to Extroverted, more iNtuitive than Sensing, Thinking at the expense of Feeling and Perceiving more than Judging. I often lie awake in bed early morning and think. If the thoughts are of value I make a note, otherwise I am almost certain to forget.

My blogs on energy came about because in retirement I sought to really understand the electrical energy flows I had worked with all my life. However I found no satisfactory explanation. I developed my own explanation and found it brought a deeper and better understanding of the science and engineering that had been taught me and as recently taught to my granddaughter in her GCSE subjects. Not only that but it led me to understand more the nature of everything.

My view of the atomic particles that make for everything is different from that of science in one simple yet far reaching fundamental. It is that particles are living energies. They engage with other particles of energy in a pro active way. Particles interact pro actively and intelligently to satisfy their desires. Their desires for energy are why we and all life forms evolved.

It means structures that we regard as inanimate are actually compositions of pro actively acting living particle energies. The colours of “inanimate” objects are the result of their particle desires for and subsequent releases of energy. Particles are of energy; they not only react to energies coming from the environment but they also go in search of energies to satisfy their desires. Gravitational movements like those that cause the earth to move toward the sun and supposed forces that hold us to the earth are simply the result of many particle energies interacting with and responding to the energies of their environment.

Science has no explanation of gravity and treats it as a force even though Einstein made it clear it was no such thing. Mathematics is a useful tool but it so often inhibits real understanding. We should not let it replace understanding. My advice is don’t just accept expert opinion, often built on historically accepted yet questionable results. Your intuition will often be better than expert opinion. If it doesn’t look right it probably isn’t.

I hope you find something in my blogs of interest. Regards and best wishes to all – Albert Simpson.