Please note: This timeline was first posted within the website for the television series on PBS-TV, Small Business School and then posted in the site for secondary education STEM applications. Some links may still go to those original postings. Most often new tabs or windows will open. To return to this page you may have to use your back button. This page is here to answer those who ask, “Who are you?” and “Where did you come from?” It also unwittingly reveals my slow growth and lack of growth around all these concepts. Thank you. -BEC
January 30, 2019: Our Infinitesimal Universe Comes Alive
October 18, 2018: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
August 4, 2018: How-to Find The Essential Universe
March 8, 2018: Our first time to define a few goals
December 11, 2017: Six years of reflections on our little chart of the Universe
July 20, 2017: 70 Years Old – The Me, (1-50), The We (2-70), and The Thee (8-110)
April 2017: Hypostatic Way of Learning and Knowing
January 2016: On Constructing the Universe From Scratch
December 2015: Top Ten Reasons to Engage the Big Board-little universe
July 2014: Timeline. Asked the question, Finite or Infinite: Is that the question? in pursuit of the Theory of Indivisibles. Also, wrote the two summary articles: Order in the Universe and 15 Key Points. Awarded a USPTO patent: TOT lines for construction – initial projects in NOLA.
December 2013: Updated an article about the evolution of the Big Board – little universe project. Developed a little tour through it. Students began using the board to explore the very nature of science and knowledge.
March 2012: Wrote an overview of the Big Board attempting to use the format and style of Wikipedia. It was conditionally accepted by some Wikipedia editors in mid-April. It was indexed on the web for the last two weeks of April before being deleted on May 2, 2012 as original research. The intention was to have that work to force us to find the primary reference articles that could justify using these concepts in the way we were using them.
December 19, 2011: Substituted again. Initiated the Big Board of our little universe.
August 2009: Moved to New Orleans from California (1) to re-open a production studio, (2) to have a place for a Center for Perfection Studies, and (3) to research local productions by local producers in every market of the world.
June 2009: Stopped productions to study prospects to initiate local productions throughout the world.
January 2001: Re-branded the show for the third time. Small Business School clears on 200+ stations in the USA (PBS-TV) and thousands worldwide through the Voice of America-TV. Visit with John Conway at Princeton to discuss the interiority of the tetrahedron and octahedron.
1999. Began streaming our first television shows on the web.
1994 – 2014: Television producer, Small Business School (SBS) series. It began as Small Business Today. It was rebranded as Small Business 2000 in 1995 and then again as SBS in 2000.
Learned about the death of a friend, David Bohm (1992). Thought about a visit with him in 1977 and his little book, “Fragmentation and Wholeness” and asked the question, “What is perfectly enclosed inside a tetrahedron?”
Opened our first web site in December 1994. Broadcast a weekly half-hour about best business practices for over 50 seasons (14+ years) via PBS-TV stations throughout the USA and via the Voice of America-TV (weekdays on nine global satellites) around the world. Re-broadcast by Dubai Business Channel and CCTV-9 in China.
1990-2002: Consultant for IBM. Advisor within Watson Labs. Special productions.
1986-1992: Software developer focused on PARC, object-oriented programming.
1982-1993: Business Consultant for IBM, Ericsson, Memorex, Decision Data…
January 1981: Re-engaged with a company that I had started in 1971. Within two years we had over 100 employees.
September 1975. Began doctoral program on perfected-states in space-time and the hypostatic. Through the Boston Theological Institute, studied with Arthur McGill, Harvard, focused on hypostatic constructs within Austin Farrer’s 1943 book, Finite and Infinite. Also, focused on the EPR Paradox and the work of John Bell at CERN. Visited Bell at CERN as a guest of former director-general, Victor Weisskopf (chairman, MIT Physics) and Lew Kowarski. Studied extensively with John Findlay and briefly with Hans Gadamer and Bernard Lonergan at Boston College.
January 1973. Matriculated at BU STH studying the foundations of physics as related to the foundations of theology. Engaged the aRb, the subject-object discussions using the expression, “The Relation is the Primary Real; and, space-and-time and subject-and-object are derivative.”
December 1972. Bob Cohen, chairman of BU’s Physics Department and the Center for Philosophy and History of Science, asks me to discuss my “perfected states in space-time” concepts with Harry Oliver at the BU School of Theology. Oliver and Dean J. Robert Nelson extend an invitation to study with them. Awarded two fellowships to pay for it all.
January 1971. Started a business, became associated with a think tank in Cambridge (Synectics and WJJ Gordon), and began focusing on perfected moments in space-time. Began studying the physics, philosophy and psychology of perfected states. Re-engaged John Wesley. Became affiliated with the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, a mid-week evening lecture-debate group regarding first-principles in physics. It involved some of the finest within academia in the Boston area and from around the world. Became affiliated with the Philomorphs with Arthur Loeb (professor, Harvard Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, and author, Space Structures, Their Harmony and Counterpoint and Color and Symmetry). This group met on the top floor of Harvard’s Sever Hall and Richard Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller was an associate. Through Ted Bastin, affiliated with H. Pierre Noyes at Stanford of the Alternative Natural Philosophy Association.
January 1970. Became the first full-time employee (without title) functioning as an Executive Director to organize congressional conferences in DC, fund-raising events throughout NYC, full-page ads in the NY Times and WSJ, a Madison Square Garden Rally, and meetings about global priorities, i.e., met with Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Sihanouk in Toronto.
October 1969. Engaged the Fund for New Priorities in America while attending the Graduate School of New School for Social Research. Working on a masters degree on the foundations of creativity focusing on Carl Jung’s philosophy of archetypes and the Platonic Eidos. Taught 2nd grade special studies in PS 48x, Hunts Point, Bronx.
September 1968 – May 1969 Editor, weekly, Old Gold & Black college newspaper (sitting between Craig Davis and Bob Owings).
January 1967. Work with E. Paul Torrance of the Univ. Georgia using his Creativity Testing with pre-schoolers.
September 1965 Matriculate at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC June 1965: Graduate from Wilmington HS in Massachusetts.
November 1964 Joined the Students for a Democratic Society at Harvard University (in the basement of Sever Hall), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and actively studied the formation of national and global political priorities.
October 1962 Studied interior geometrical structure and possibly came up with a new corollary
July 20, 1959 Eye accident, traumatic impact, dislocation (dramatic dreams)
July 20, 1952 Fascinated with a Brownie Camera, inverted images, and the nature of light
July 20, 1947 Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts