Me and my blogs

My name is Albert Littlefair Simpson and at the time of writing this I am a couple of months away from my 80th birthday and living in the Cathedral City of Durham in the North East of England. My son David is the owner and sole developer of the englandsnortheast.co.uk web site and this addon domain is part of his site.

I was born in Durham 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 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, 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 lest I forget.

The blogs on energy came about because in retirement I sought to really understand the electrical energy flows I had worked with all my life but 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.

My thinking on particle mass and energy differs from that of science in one simple yet far reaching fundamental. It is that particles of energy engage with other energies in a pro active way. Just as we use our internal energies pro actively and hopefully intelligently, particles use their internal energies pro actively and intelligently.

Scientists and science educators rarely question science fundamentals and instead just build on them so whilst it would be nice to have them read my blogs and agree they are a change in fundamental thinking I expect nothing. Where my energy blogs can be of most use is in educating the public and would be scientists. The public intuitively often know better than the experts.

I have written a book called “Everything is Energy” but I am no salesman. If you like what you see in my blogs perhaps you might buy a copy. They are on sale at £5 through tangledworm.com. Better still use your social media skills to tell others about my blogs as I think they are a way of understanding everything. I myself am not into social media and don’t even have a mobile phone.

In writing these blogs I realise that I have to give people the opportunity to comment and that I should read those comments and respond. Looks like I am starting to be involved in social media.

Regards and best wishes to all – Albert Simpson.