Joe R. East, Jr.

Citizen, Novelist, and Woodworker

picture of Joe R. East, Jr.      Over two billion people use social media (Facebook and Twitter) to express opinions, post pictures showing where they have been and what they have seen, list family accomplishments, etc. In other words, we use social media to communicate. I'm guessing social media's success is because of our innate desire to share.

     How will you be remembered? I suspect almost everyone wants to be remembered. I am no different. The most notable figures in history have accomplishments for which they are known. Aristotle, Julius Cesar, William Shakespeare, George Washington, Winston Churchill, and Fats Domino are examples of famous people who are remembered by millions. However, a vast majority of the people who have lived since recorded history are not remembered beyond three or four generations.

     Not everybody can be famous but most of us want to be remembered for something we said or did. In an article, "Who will be remembered in 1,000 years?," dated 21 December 2017, Zaria Gorvett discusses several things which may get you remembered for 1,000 years. She suggested: be lucky, choose your career wisely, die a famous death, be a villian, found a religion, become extremely wealthy, or leave stuff behind. (Tutankhamun, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Frank Lloyd Wright are great examples of people "leaving stuff behind.")

     I created these web pages to satisfy a desire to express my personal beliefs, mention noteworthy accomplishments, and present woodworking techniques learned from actual experience. These web pages are my autobiography. Unlike publishing your autobiography in a book, the benefit of using web pages is you get to add to it! This is an example of senior optimism because there is so much more I want to accomplish before saying goodnight. Wait a minute - maybe I created these pages today before I forget how to program in HTML? Regardless of my motivation, I hope you enjoy these pages as much as I enjoyed creating them.

     My web pages are organized into four main topics. They are:

  1. Biography and Family
  2. Novelist
  3. Opinions
  4. Woodworking
Links are included at the bottom of each web page for rapid access.
Updated 02/16/2018
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