Ancient Roman Colosseum “Flavian Amphitheatre”

Did you know the historical Roman Colosseum was named “Flavian Amphitheatre ”[ Latin : Amphitheatrum Flavium Italian :” Anfiteatro Flavio”] after three emperors during the Flavian dynasty ?

In short, the Flavian dynasty ruled Rome Empire from AD 69 – 96 by Roman Emperor Vespasian and after his death, by his two sons, Titus and Domitian.

The Flavian Amphitheatre was built in order to distract Roman citizens from the financial burden imposed by the former psycho, Emperor Nero. In fact, Roman never really recovered from Nero’s footprint. The clever Vespasian outsmarted his revel’s more then once, and the Grand Flavian Amphitheatre wasn’t any different. He financially built the Amphitheatre with the Jewish War spoils and by using the wealth of his Senators. Under the careful eye of Vespasian, the Senators were sponsors. In other words, it was in the Senates best interest to offer their wealth to the people of Rome. As a sponsor, the Senators received cutbacks in taxes, plus other benefits. Such as, they’re families were spared from hardship. In turn, the Senators promoted their favourite Gladiators, whom the Roman people loved and honoured. It was a great way to get the peoples support to the Senate.

On the outside Emperor Vespasian seemed like a good emperor, however, he was just another good politician. In fact, he secretly stole his wife’s grandfather’s wealth by having him killed. He also renewed old taxes and created new ones, increasing taxes to each provinces, while keeping a watchful eye upon the treasury officials. Eventually his greed got the best of him, with his own people killing him on the streets. Politicians have followed his lead for centuries, even today, where there’s new taxes imposed on a yearly basis. When an economy is failing, imposing new taxes tricks everyone to believe the economy is growing, when its not.

Even though millions of slaves and Gladiators were killed during their fight-for-their-life performances, the sporting event was organized with Teams of Gladiators, similar to sport teams of today. Only difference, our teams aren’t butchered.

Thanks to the Romans, they incorporated an ingenious ticketing system; we use the same system today. Of course, in any sporting arena there must be food and drinks available. Interesting, their finger food consist of pork ribs and chicken wings, both dipped in tomato or a salty fish sauce. Again, much like today, except the fish sauce. However, the drinks were not beer (such a shame – lol ) simply because it was classified as a barbarian drink, such as the Germanic Tribes, who the Romans constantly fought with. The Roman drink was, of course, red wine 🍷. Unlike how we drink wine straight from the bottle to the glass, the Romans watered it down. As well, a generous portion of water was always available to prevent drunken riots and fights.

An unfortunate fact : women were only allowed to participate in the nose-bleed section of the Colosseum. Even the Emperor’s wife wasn’t allowed near her husband’s side. Thank goodness for modern times. Never did understand the division of men and women.

Believe it or not, the Flavian Amphitheatre had self flushing toilets ; not exactly like ours today, but a clever use of their engineered aqueducts. Aqueducts simply were buried conduits of stone, brick, or concrete, supplying water to the Colosseum with public baths, latrines and drinking fountains.

Public toilets were indeed public, seating all together in a row, without walls, taking a dump while talking to your neighbour. Oh my god — thank goodness for our modern bathrooms.

The Flavian Amphitheatre was another political ploy, allowing Roman citizens to feel like they’re rubbing shoulders with the elite, with the best part, tickets were free. The Roman Games would make our holiday events look like nothing, in comparison. Games would last as little as 100 days and as long as 1000 days.

Great times for the Romans, not so much for their slaves, animals and Gladiators. They spared no expense to have all kinds of exotic animals, such as tigers, lions, leopards, hippo’s, ostrich’s, bears and elephants. Unfortunately, over a million people and three times that, in animals were brutally slain.

With that being said, the Flavian Amphitheatre was an architectural wonder accommodating over 40,000 spectators. It was 170 ft high (52 m) with an overall perimeter of 1730 ft (527 m) covered in marble, travertine slab stone ( a strong light limestone material) , volcanic rock, Roman invented cement and bronze statues throughout its perimeter.

It’s quite amazing the Flavian Amphitheatre is still standing today, considering all the vandalism throughout history, including natural earthquakes. With its dark history, the Flavian Amphitheatre is a great ancient structure any tourist must see, when visiting Italy 🇮🇹.

Cheers Bari Marcus Anthony

PS — Did you know, Vespasian son, Titus reign had the most destructive natural disasters? Yes, it’s true — In 79 Mount Vesuvius volcano erupted upon Pompeii and Herculaneum. On top of that, a year later, Rome was on fire and had to deal with the Black Plague, at the same time. Go figure! Today, we have to deal with tsunamis, earthquakes and COVID.

A Father is What a Father Should Be 

A Father is What a Father Should Be
This weekend is Father’s Day, so I would like to say a Father means more then just being a Father figure of the family. 

It also means : 

1. Each Father has a responsibility to looking after the well-being of his family, loving his children and hopefully teaching them to become responsible adults, where they too, show carrying love towards their children.  

2. The Father shares the responsibility with his loving wife or partner, working hard throughout their lives, ensuring their children receive unconditional love ❤️, warm shelter, food, the right education, clothing and protection from harms way.

3. A Father’s responsibility doesn’t end when his children grow up but continues giving advice towards the well being of his children, helping them out as much as he possibly can. The only difference, it’s up to the kids to make their own judgment, striving towards a responsible adult. At first your kids don’t understand your advice, but later on (with life experiences) come to you and say,” Now I understand what you were trying to say Dad.”  

4. A Father is a Dad. A Dad is one that will teach you new beginnings, such as riding your first bike or tying your shoes. He will also take you on a journey, exploring what the earth has to offer, from hiking to the top of a mountain to camping ⛺️ within our amazing provincial parks.  

5. A Dad will show you how important education really is, by introducing you to the science pavilions across Canada 🇨🇦 , or where he may reside. He may help you discover a new science experiment or take you gold panning, learning the science of geology. 

6. A DAD is a loving DAD who cares for his children and wife or partner. 

7. A LOVING DAD hopes his children take the right path in the future, to look after themselves and their new family. 

8. A LOVING DAD sometimes will bite his tongue, knowing you may have made some wrong choices, but realizes you will figure out in the end, either by your own experiences or life’s roadblocks.

In the end, a LOVING DAD will always love ❤️ his family. 

Life is a journey and you’re sure to make mistakes along the way.  

BUT – 

What’s really important in life, is your FAMILY. A LOVING FATHER/DAD will teach you, FAMILY is everything. If you can’t trust your family, you’ve lost everything in life. FAMILY means trust, love and even forgiveness.  

AND – 

If your MOM and DAD taught you right, you know when’s it’s time to step-up-to-the-plate and help your mom and dad. It’s the cycle of life.  

SO – 

I hope I’ve been a good DAD teaching my kids right from wrong, leading them towards kind loving adults, expecting nothing in return. I also hope that they respect me who I am and understand I only want the best in their welfare, loving them forever. 
As I head towards retirement, my wife and I will now take this time to enjoy the fruits of our labour, seeing our grandchildren grow into responsible adults to continue on the cycle of life. I hope for the best in my children and their partners, as they continue on into a brighter future. My love to my family.

Love DAD 

By Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller plus Scifi Art Gallery from Canada 🇨🇦 

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Lancaster Bomber, Nanton, Alberta
Thank you for all the brave Canadian men and women who served, fought and sacrificed their lives protecting us from harm. It’s a sacrifice we will never be able to repay. 
The photos I’m showing today is years of rebuilding of the Lancaster Bomber in a small town, Nanton, Alberta. It’s south of Calgary and 30 km from High River, Alberta. 

Lancaster Bomber, Nanton, Alberta
At the Bomber Command Museum, it’s been years of hard work trying to find parts to rebuild a Lancaster Bomber. 

I’ve been in Nanton a few times to see the progress of the Lancaster Bomber. First years they started up two engines and last year they were able to start four engines.

Remembrance Day to me, is in remembrance of my Uncle Marcel Demers. He went to WWII not really understanding the magnitude of what was waiting for him. He was assigned to one of the Lancaster Bombers in England, after his training in eastern Canada. Within 6 months of being active in WWII his plane, along with the rest of the crew crashed in Europe.  

Miraculously Uncle Marcel survived the crash.  

He spent the next 6 months in the hospital and was then shipped back home, to Edmonton, Alberta.  

Lancaster Bomber, Nanton, Alberta
What I remember of my uncle, he was a hard worker and around me, always cracking jokes. Being your typical Frenchmen he loved hockey, inviting his relative, Jacques Demers to his home, while he was in town.  

I was just a young kid way back then. Had no idea I was related to Jacques Demers, head coach to the many different hockey leagues. Apparently ( and I didn’t know this ) Jacques Demers had the opportunity to coach Wayne Gretzky in the 1979 WHA All-Star Series. 

It’s been said, Jacques Demers asked Gordie Howe if it was okay to put him on a line with Wayne Gretzky and his son Mark Howe. 

What’s funny, I’ve met Wayne Gretzky at the Edmonton Petroleum Club and he had no idea, I’m related to Jacques Demers. I shook Wayne Gretzky hand, but I was never allowed to talk to him on a personal level. To think of the connection – it’s a small world, really.

Anyway – 

Getting back to my Uncle Marcel Demers, he would drive me around showing me the planes taking off at the municipal airport in Edmonton, Alberta. One day he told me he had a real treat to show me, as a Lancaster Bomber landed in Edmonton. 

Lancaster Bomber, Nanton, Alberta
My goodness – I remember looking through the gates as this massive flying machine coming down the tarmac. And loud! I believe I was only 8 years old back then. Excited to see this Bomber land, my curiosity got the best of me, I had to ask him about his time in WWII. Unfortunately, it must of been a very bad memory, as he refused to talk further about his experiences during WWII. 

To me, Uncle Marcel was a good nurturing uncle, who made me laugh, but whatever happened to him in WWII, left a deep hugely scar and most likely Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , a term only used after 1980. So in his time, it was just known as the raw wounds of war. 

Lancaster Bomber, Nanton, Alberta
He never told me, but I’m assuming his crew didn’t survive the crash. Uncle Marcel wasn’t the pilot but possibly the bombarder. WWII was a war itched into his brain, and no matter how he tried to forget, he couldn’t. 

So you see, war effects everyone. Not only the brave servicemen but all the families who have lost loved ones. For the soldiers who have come back, they are never the same.  

Even as a young kid back then, I could see how bad it effected my uncle. War is a terrible thing and those who served deserve our deepest respect, as we will never repay them for their sacrifices. 

My Uncle Marcel has passed away, but I will always remember his love towards me and his service during WWII. 

I remember and Lest We Forget – never ever should we have another war. 

Learn more about the Lancaster Bombers 

Lancaster Bomber, Nanton, Alberta
I Hold true to “In Flanders Fields” a poem written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, during WWI. As we mourn the lost of Leonard Cohen, we remember his voice to ” In Flanders Fields”.  He too was Canadian, born in Montreal, Quebec.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place: and in the sky

The larks still bravely singing fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved: and now we lie

In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you, from failing hands, we throw

The torch: be yours to hold it high

If ye break faith with us who die,

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields

Our Freedom at a price. Too much blood has been spilled to ignore the sacrifices. Please respect and hold your freedom close to your heart. Without that freedom, we have nothing to stand for, as a country, a nation, or as a civilization.  

Thank you for allowing me the freedom to be able to Explore Canada. 

Our Freedom at a price. It’s a sacrifice we will never be able to repay. 

Please read more about our Freedom.

By Bari Demers screenwriter and freelance writer  FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER 

PS. – I wanted to show you a video of the Lancaster Bomber, but I’m still trying to get this video uploaded, so hopefully tomorrow I can show you.
#RememberThem #RemembranceDay #ArmisticeDay #LeonardCohen #InFlandersFields #ExploreCanada #ExploreAlberta #Demers #Canadianwar #Canadian 

Our Freedom – What it really means

The Constitution of the United States
My photo above is from New York – New York Hotel & Casino Las Vegas – a good representation of the Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas

Freedom – How important is our freedom? What does our freedom really mean to us today? 

To really understand how important our freedom is, we must understand the sacrifices our founding fathers went through. 


Historically in North America, Canada and United States have both fought wars, for the right to preserve our freedom of rights and the Constitution. Americans used physical force in the War of 1812 ( the American Revolution ) against the British, as Canada used their political advantage by a process of uniting the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

The Constitution of Canada started as an agreement during the 1863 Treaty of Paris.

In this treaty, it stated France will freely give up the New France to Great Britain 🇬🇧. Even though the Dominion of Canada was the beginning to a new formed government of Canada, it really didn’t break the British monarchy until the Constitution Act of 1982, where Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau made an agreement with Queen Elizabeth II, who signed the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982, in Ottawa on 17 April 1982. 

It was then the Charter of Rights and Freedoms legally came into effect. Before 1982 we were still under the grips of British laws.

Throughout history, United States and Canada have fought together, desperately to keep us free from radical ideology and dictatorship. 


United States of America and Canada are held closely together by the people of its nation, with strong values respecting freedom of our rights and a way of life. We both hold fast to our beliefs of freedom and what it stands for.  

That symbol isn’t more apparent then the Statue of Liberty in Liberty Island New York, NY. 

As quoted on the United States National Park Service website,”The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.” 

In Canada 🇨🇦 we too have a Monument of Freedom.

It not only is a display of freedom, but it also has a significant meaning to the sacrifice made by all Canadians who have died for our country.  

It’s called the National War Memorial, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  

The symbol of Peace and Freedom is displayed on the top of the arch, featuring a Roman mythology to Demeter, along with a winged figure portrait, symbolizing the Greek goddesses Nike. In the middle of arch depicts the bronze sculpture of the Canadian men and women who have sacrificed their lives since WWI. On Remembrance Day, Canadians pay tribute in remembrance to our fallen military soldiers, who have protected us from harm, to ensure our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

Today’s freedom is shared across the world, with a formed United Nations laying out the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, covering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

AND – 

In Canada and United States, we are truly blessed to be able to work together in a peaceful goal towards a strong friendly relationship, striving forward to the betterment of mankind.  

Each hold us together towards our shared goal, the Liberty of Freedom. 

And this I hold true to my heart, as Liberty symbolizes the philosophy of free will, meaning everyone deserves the freedom of speech, the freedom of choice, the freedom to enjoy life, no matter your status, colour or race. 

I’m thankful for my freedom so little seen in this world today.  

Because of my freedom I’ve received a good education, a place to call home and a safe environment to raise my family. 

I’m grateful my country protects us from harm. 

The freedom of choice WOW! I never take this freedom lightly and I hope you never do either. 

I hope you will take the time to remember the sacrifices of the men and women on November 11, who have paid dearly to enable us to enjoy our freedom.

We all have a choice and voice to ensure the freedom we so enjoy.

Never ever take your freedom lightly. Always stand up for who or what you believe in, even if it means to rally a peaceful protest. Your ancestors expect it! They didn’t die for nothing, they died protecting our freedom. For God sakes ! Never let anyone or government ever take that right away from you. 

I’m not American, I am a proud Canadian, but I dearly hold close to my heart these words…WE THE PEOPLE… 

These three words expresses the power of the union of the people and what the people of the nation can do together! 

The Constitution of the United States goes like this : 

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Read more…

Very powerful statement. 

I also hold true to “In Flanders Fields” a poem written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, during WWI. 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place: and in the sky

The larks still bravely singing fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved: and now we lie

In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you, from failing hands, we throw

The torch: be yours to hold it high

If ye break faith with us who die,

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields

Our Freedom at a price.  Too much blood has been spilled to ignore the sacrifices.  Please respect and hold your freedom close to your heart. Without that freedom, we have nothing to stand for, as a country, a nation, or as a civilization.  

We Stand on Guard for Thee…

Never hide in fear and always fight for your freedom.  We aren’t robots, We are human beings.

By Bari Demers  – screenwriter and freelance writer

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Typical Day in our Future

Water on Mars by Bari Demers
OMG!  Today’s average temperature will increase to a palmy 20 degrees C ( 70 degrees F ).   The morning sun barely reaches the surface;  this is hardly anyway to soak up the warmth, for these old bones of mine!

My goodness, but last night certainly brought chills to my spine, reaching an all time low of minus 100 degrees C ( that’s minus 212 degrees F!) At least the surface was clear of those annoying dust devils, that have a habit of getting into everything! Dust storms are a regular occurrence here, but lucky for us these new suits protect well from the elements.

Thanks NASA!  

Horray for our maintenance team too ! They work feverishly to conserve our equipment, shelter and water. Their motto, “Prevention is always the Best Policy “.   Keeping up with good service requires less repair as a end result. But there are a few times throughout the years, our mechanical crew must completely replace components. 

It’s enviable.

Our dilemma right now, is how fast computers seem to fail on a regular basis. It’s got to the point we have a six year supply of backup electronic components, specifically sealed in their 3D bubble wrap containers. I mean, our whole system runs on some kind of mainstream computer component of some sort.  Even our High Range Rovers take a beating.   As of today, we have 20 Ranger Rovers (we like to call them our little Devil Dusters) out of commission, with some still stranded in the vast region of Valles Marineris

They certainly missed that one during their brainstorming – didn’t they ! 

No sarcasm here. Carrying on…

Did you know this Grand Canyon ( Valles Marineris) extends over 3000 km with 600 km across ?   It makes earth’s Grand Canyon not so grand…does it now!   It’s only a mere 800 km long and 30 km wide.  Talking about grand, who would thought the mechanic personnel were worth their  weight in gold.   Seriously, we sometimes think they’re more important then doctors up here.

Anyway – 

As I write my daily LOG, it should be noted we have a very special guest today. It’s been months in anticipation, gearing up for the VIP ceremony. Our official team of scientists are eager to greet the arrival of our founder Elon Musk.   I hear he doesn’t look his age, hitting the prime old age of 150 years.  Guessing from his latest holograms, you would think he was in his 30’s. It turns out, pumping 20 billion into his latest research enterprise, referred to as “Android Skeletons”, was indeed a prosperous venture.  

When I first heard of it, it was just rumours. 

Until a couple of years ago, we finally saw the latest satellite feed, Elon Musk officially introducing the futuristic model of “The SpaceX Android Skeleton” featuring Elon Musk himself, as the first ever participant. It all happened during an SpaceX media event in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States on March 10 2062. Elon had appeared to have distance himself from the public for the past five years. Of course, media quickly referred him as the new Howard Hughes. Rumours had it, his health was failing. But, just like that, he appears as a younger model of himself inside his very own mainstream Android Skeleton.  

Skeptics said it could never be done! 

Did he ever prove them wrong. Here he stood, grabbing media by storm in his new Android Skeleton.  It’s been boasted, the SpaceX Android Skeleton will improve the quality of life while adding a smooth skin feature, women would die for.  But that’s not the kicker!   It’s said to extend life by 200 years – WOW! 

Did he ever fool the world! 

If there’s one thing people should realized about Elon Musk, his endeavours were never out of reach. His visions proved without-a -doubt SpaceX meant business, not to mention his automatic Hoover craft called, “Tesla V ” taking the world by storm. His original Tesla vehicle started off as a hands-free affordable car in the early years of 2003. In the beginning, Tesla Motors had some hiccups, but soon became the vehicle of choice. As matter of fact, competing automobile manufacturers were trying to catch up. Soon, he introduced the first ever functioning Tesla V, able to hoover 400 metres (1345 ft) above ground and arrive in remote regions on Earth within a few hours. 


Today’s visit is not only about the visit of our founder, but it’s also to finally turn on the new prototypes, SPACEX TRANSFORMERS. Apparently back in 2020, there was an attempt to send an Mars instrument called Moxie turning the planet’s carbon dioxide into oxygen. The idea kind of worked, but was extremely slow. Of course Elon Musk had a better idea. He decided to transform all of Mars into a breathable planet within three years. It was comically named the Musk Destroyers, as there were over 30 weather satellites orbiting Mars. These high-tech machines are said to be able to change Mars atmosphere in three stages. 

  • STAGE ONE : Increase Magnetosphere 
  • STAGE TWO : Begin Producing Atmosphere 
  • STAGE THREE : Raising the Temperature 

Each stage of transforming would finally make Mars into a hospitable environment for the human race, abling the green light to begin colonization.  

Frankly, it can’t come fast enough! 

My whole life has been geared for this very moment. Ever since my great grandfather, Bari Demers put this idea of space travel and colonizating other planets into my head.  He use to read me bedtime stories from his countless collection of science-fiction.   Sometimes I like to blame my great grandfather for placing me in this dust bowl.  But then again, it was his vision that steered the human race to get out and explore our space soon, before it was too late.   

His blog “Bennu Asteroid – Will it impact Earth?” was a wake up call ! 

Fortunately for all mankind, Bennu Asteroid is said to come within 8000 metres of Earth’s atmosphere on July 10, 2173, according to scientists able to pinpoint the asteroids path with our newer technology. As today is July 4th 2062 , we have over one hundred years to see if scientists are right after all. 

We shall see. 

Today’s event will indeed go down in record transcripts, as the most remarkable day in history, deeming itself as the day Elon Musk help transform Mars into a breathable planet, once more. It’s as rememberable as the time when Neil Armstrong was the first human to land on the moon, with those famous words, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Not to mention female Astronaut, Alyssa Carson was the first person to set foot on Mars in Aug 5, 2033 through the help of the U.S. space agency, NASA and SpaceX . Apparently at age 13, Alyssa Carson had dreams of one day reaching Mars. As the space craft safety landed on Mars, she said, “Eagle Two has landed!” Stepping onto the surface of Mars, her famous words were ( mimicking Neil Armstrong legacy), ” That’s one small step forward for women and one giant leap for mankind.” 

Mankind had finally arrived on Mars

Six years earlier, Elon Musk and NASA had laid down the foundation by sending supplies, food, and comfortable habitats on Mars. Hell! They even sent machines to make water. Oh those were the days, weren’t they ? Who can remember the “Great Space Race” back then ? 

I’m just waiting for the day we can finally remove these space suits, see clouds and (oh yes) rain!  Oh how great to actually see it rain on Mars.  As we wait for Elon Musk to arrive, it’s hard not to marvel over the accomplishments of mankind. We’ve come so far establishing a foothold on Mars and maybe in the next 100 years, we will be able to venture out, colonizing on other M-Source Planets.  

You know, to come and think of it, it would be pretty cool to see a Mars Hilton up here too. 

This is Jenni Frost signing off, daughter of Zoe Franklin, granddaughter of Bari Demers. 

By Bari Demersscreenwriter and freelance writer 

Our Journey with Stephen Hawking and Friends

Stephen Hawking quotes
The article by USA TODAY mentions,”Physicist Stephen Hawking is more convinced than ever that humans are not the only intelligent life form in the universe.” 

Oh I so agree ! 

I admire Stephen Hawking – his brilliance is without question. His witty interaction with us common folks (like me) is enjoyable to see.  Unfortunately I wasn’t born with the intelligence Professor Stephen Hawking naturally possess.  Like Mr. Hawking, we can be born with physical limitations hindering our journey on earth.   Fortunate for us, Stephen, ( if I may be so lucky to know him by his first name…sign) limitations has never stopped him from overcoming challenges to pursue his journey, studying dimensional universes and interacting with the world through the incredible linear tool of mathematics. 

Like Stephen, we all try our hardest to fit into the journey of life, presenting the world a digital footprint of ourselves. In return we hope our lives on earth will make some kind of impact, no matter how small or hard the journey is.  I personally consider Stephen Hawking a “Super Hero” featuring strengths of endurance, wit and the ability to allow us to see the universe, through his brilliant mind.

It’s certainly a gift.

If you ever had the chance to watch the original (1990) science fiction film, Total Recall, you might remember the scene where hero Douglas Quaid finally meets up with mutant resistance leader, Kuato. It’s here where Kuato helps Quaid unlock his secret past and reveals the purpose of a reactor built by an ancient Martian species millions of years before.

The famous dialogue by Kuato, as he mind-melts with Douglas Quaid (actor Arnold Schwarzenegger), ” Open your mind…open your mind…open your mind!” , is indeed how I refer dear Steven Hawking.  

He takes the time to “Open Our Minds” to the wonders of our dimensional universes, so we may understand the complexity of our natural cosmic plane of existence, including the mysterious Black Holes. This alone is an accomplishment in itself, never mind his own personal physical limitations, he has been dealt with, all his life. 

Mankind should listen to the warnings from Stephen Hawking, as we may one day be over-ruled, causing our own holocaust of humanity.

We can all learn from Stephen Hawking and realize, in the end, we are all placed on earth for a reason. It’s up to us to unlock the mysteries of life using our very own unique gift, hidden with our GEO ( Gene Expression Omnibus) DNA.  It’s vital,  we overcome our limitations, striving for a better YOU, opening a new book of adventure

Our very own book of gifts, just waiting to be opened.

Once you know your gift, you have the opportunity to share it with the rest of the world.

Romeo Durscher
And this is where I like to mention our friend Romeo Durscher, another brilliant mind, who has taken the time to share his experiences with all of us.   His determination of excellence and adventure across our world surpasses anything I will ever experience in my lifetime. His commitment to share with us his worldly adventures with a humbling attitude, enriches our lives immensely.  

What makes Stephen Hawking and Romeo different from the rest ? 

Their intelligence far exceeds anything I’m personally capable of achieving, but they both take the time to bring their experiences down to our level of understanding. 

Why would I say this ? 

In my lifetime (60), through my life experiences and careers, I have met brilliant engineers, doctors, architects, professors and scientists who simply can’t relate to the average person. They think on a linear logical sense. Their intellect can easily be described as a “computer processor” who become frustrated when you can’t understand their level of reasoning. 

So when I meet incredible people like Romeo, I’m thankful to be able to associate with him on his social feed. To take the patience and time to explain the technical aspects, (through his career with NASA and now DJI) at our level of understanding, is indeed a blessing. 

Maybe one day Romeo will meet Professor Stephen Hawking, because I’m sure the two of them would have a lot to talk about.  They might talk about the possibilities of receiving a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, discussing our outcome. Or, how cool it would be, to see DJI drones record data and showcase remarkable videos back to Earth. 

Wouldn’t that be amazing ?! 

Anyway, thank you so much Romeo and Stephen Hawking, furthering our search for the truth in our little universe, enriching our thirst for knowledge, and to be able to understand it on our level. 

I truly appreciate it. 


My passion is writing, from the beloved science fiction to real conflicts in our lives. It’s my hope you enjoy my passion and join me on my journey of scifi, like my screenplay, BLACK ANGELS.  My journey of who we are and where did we come from, even though it may seem like science fiction to you.  

JAMES MONTANA SCRIPTS is my attempt to open your eyes, follow our dreams and share the emotionally turmoil which makes us human.  

As far as Aliens and the age old question, “Are we alone?” 

It’s pretty crazy to think we are the ONLY intelligent species throughout our own cosmic universe. We know within our vast Milky Way expanse, it’s still impossible to reach end to end, using our present technology. 

But, in time, who knows what the future will bring.  

Until then, I will always heed the words of warning by Professor Stephen Hawking,” We should be wary of answering back,” he said. “Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus — that didn’t turn out so well.”

AND – 

I will keep enjoying Romeo’s journey across our amazing world, learning the limitless ability of our technology, using DJI drones.  

May we be seeing DJI Drones on Mars in the near future Romeo ?  


True Friends are important in your social life.  I’m grateful to have met Romeo, Mark, Abbe, Robyn, Adam, Jim, Virma (otherwise known as the V force) and GG (Gladys Georgina Santos).  

Our dear friend Robyn has been quite ill lately and I wish her a speedy recovery.  After all she’s a Rocket Scientist

In the real world, I wouldn’t have met any of the above, if it wasn’t for Facebook. To actually have a chance to meet Professor Stephen Hawking, would be pretty amazing, to say the least. 

It’s on my bucket list. 

Have you met Professor Stephen Hawking?   I would love to read your story. 

I hope you enjoy my stories from Dreams to Reality.  If you do enjoy my work, please share with your friends.   BTW – Lets get to MARS soon! 

By Bari Demers screenwriter and freelance writer

PS Romeo replied to my question above, “May we be seeing DJI Drones on Mars in the near future Romeo ? ” 

He told me,”Oh Bari – Stephen is an amazing individual. When I was a kid I was afraid of him and his brilliance.  And I would love to meet him and just say “Thank You”.  He has inspired so many people and changed the way we are thinking.  And as much as I would love to see a drone on Mars, I wish we could just get our stuff together down here first. ;-)” 

I agree with Romeo – the conflicts between mankind must be resolved.  It’s essential for the betterment of mankind.