About Journal


Mark Twain — “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”


Hour Glass


Multi-Purpose/Subject site of Jim Lantern
Independent Journalist, Science Fiction Author

In politics I’m an Independent (Unaffiliated) Voter, Centrist.

In religion I’m a Spiritual Universalist.


Motto: “Auxilium Via Lumine” – To Help Light The Way

Jim Lantern is my legal pen name for the Internet
as an Independent Journalist and Science Fiction Author.

Postings are in the U.S. Central Time Zone for Norman Oklahoma
[Use the World Clock to compare your time zone.]


Very few postings are “password protected” as an additional step for access…

  • The password is the same for all articles – it is: Independence
  • The password is the same for all science fiction stories and their parts – it is: clockwork

Legal Notice…

Copyright 17 USC: “Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.”

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For its design, Lantern Timeglass Journal
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The above “header image” for this site came from a
free wallpaper source. [Click on images to see full size.]


The above  “background image” used here is also from a free wallpaper source.


The above image is art from the movie Watchmen.

As witnesses and reporters of various kinds of U.S. and world events, amateur independent journalists are a kind of modern-day “Watchmen” but without the superhero aspects of the characters in the 2009 movie Watchmen.


“Amateur” means we are not paid professionals. “Independent” means we are not associated with any news agencies.

I write about a wide-range of subjects – including but not limited to: Government and Political Issues, Religion and Spiritual Issues, Health and Science Issues, Science Fiction and other kinds of Entertainment such as Music Videos.

I created this site as a means to post my opinions as editorial articles on various subjects, instead of posting comments under the articles of other writers at major websites – such as CNN for example. At such websites, Comments are dominated by trolls who engage in personal attacks instead of focusing on the issues. CNN, by the way, in 2012 began engaging in excessive and unjustified censorship of readers posting good comments, deleting many of them, especially under articles about major political issues – mainly comments by Centrists, Conservatives, Independents, and Republicans opposed to President Obama. Now most CNN articles do not allow comments by readers.

I frequently monitor CNN, FNC (FOX News), and MSNBC on TV, as well as other kinds of news sources, while checking the Google News feed online and searching Google News for news stories about certain issues or subjects, and for updates on major news stories. I’ve also sometimes monitored news sources via Twitter.

Most of my editorial articles are about my reactions (my opinions) to major news stories, as well as specific government and political issues. Some cross over into the realm of religion, in which I’m basically a Universalist – specifically a Spiritual Universalist.

I’m an Independent unaffiliated voter in politics. I average out to be Centrist by agreeing with Liberals on some issues and agreeing with Conservatives on some issues. Similar to Libertarians, but not as far left or far right as they are.


List of Pages here at Lantern Timeglass Journal:

I do not allow Comments under this About page because of abuse of About pages at other sites by people who only do so for self-promotion as a kind of passive spamming.  If a person wants to make a legitimate remark about this site then it is acceptable in Comments under the Contact/Feedback page.

Welcome, and thanks for visiting Lantern Timeglass Journal.

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