15 Oct

#shoutoutrevolution – Douglas Bass

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Douglas Bass. I am retired. I study and advocate for the New Message from God. I advocate for the thriving and contribution of autistic people. I make and sell garments to encourage the unification of the warring tribes of humanity.

How long have you been designing t-shirts?

My first design was printed in May of 2019.

What is your one essential bit of software that you cannot live without?

I somehow manage to get along with ordinary things. I have it on my to-do list to become cleverer with graphic design tools like GIMP or Paint.Net. I use WordPress for my blog, Mystery of Ascension.

Where is the world do you live?

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Where can I find you on the web?

I’m @douglasbass on Twitter, Douglas Bass on Facebook, my blog is https://mysteryofascension.com/ , and my Etsy shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/unitingworld

What do you like to do when you are not creating?
It seems to be important for me to engage in self-care these days. I have neglected this in the past, and it disrupted my creating.

Have you got any pets?

I do not. It’s hard enough taking care of myself.

What is your favourite art book?(or, what book are you reading now,
your choice)

I am reading “The Journey to a New Life” by Marshall Vian Summers, one of the New Message from God books. I am also reading Book 2 (of 6) of the Masnavi by Rumi, translated by Jawid Mojaddedi.

I love to learn. What’s your favourite fact of the day?

I learned today that out of the four fundamental forces of the universe (strong nuclear, electromagnetism, weak nuclear, gravity), gravity is the weakest by far. I read this in a Washington Post article by Richard Panek, who has written an entire book on gravity recently:

We can say gravitation is one of the four fundamental forces, but it’s
such an outlier that the word “force” becomes nearly meaningless. The
strong nuclear force (which keeps atomic nuclei intact) is about 100
times stronger than the electromagnetic force (which creates the light
spectrum), which in turn is up to 10,000 times stronger than the weak
nuclear force (which facilitates the subatomic interactions responsible
for radioactive decay). Three forces, all within six orders of magnitude
of one another. Then comes gravitation. It’s about a million billion
billion billion times weaker than the weak nuclear.