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This page covers a brief overview of Rod Martin, Jr., the website, and his pen name, Carl Martin.

About Rod Martin, Jr.

As a writing coach or manuscript consultant, Rod Martin specializes in a tough love approach that expects results and does everything possible to empower the client and to energize the client’s project.

As a writer-for-hire, Mr. Martin specializes in converting difficult topics into easy-to-understand concepts. In marketing, perception is everything. If the prospect doesn’t understand a benefit, they’ll never become a client. Mr. Martin has an uncanny knack for ferreting out the simplicities and for turning them into “love bombs” to wear down any resistance a reader has.

Brief Biography

rod_martin_512x512Rod Martin is a full-time writer, consultant and coach, with an incredibly diverse range of experiences.

He has spent a lifetime studying ontological philosophy and nearly as long studying the sciences.

He has realized how tank (radio tuning) circuits are found throughout nature, because every atom is both a coil and a capacitor and precisely tuned to its own set of frequencies. He has understood how gases, like carbon dioxide, can be considered greenhouse agents, receiving and absorbing infrared frequencies, while ignoring visible light frequencies. Though he obviously did not originate these ideas, he understands them on a deeply visceral level that allows him to explain these concepts to lay people everywhere.

He has found secret wisdom hidden in the Bible for thousands of years, and he has understood the formation of stellar-planetary systems. Martin has seen miracles and come to understand the inner workings of electronic devices.

Mr. Martin has taken his deep appreciation of science and created with it, adding his artistic talents and knowledge of mathematics. In the 70s and 80s, he created spacescapes—landscapes of other worlds, with one-person shows at world-renowned Griffith Observatory, the Bonaventure’s Allegra Design, and other venues.

His art was selected by two-time Academy Award-winning designer, Saul Bass, for the short science fiction film, Quest, from a Ray Bradbury short story.

When Mr. Martin turned his interests to computer science and software engineering, he gained a degree, summa cum laude, and created “Stars in the NeighborHood” 3D astronomy space software. He also worked with companies like Control Data, Ceridian Payroll Services, Bank of America, Global Database Marketing and IPRO Tech.

In 1983, he and a friend wrote Touch the Stars: Emergence. Mr. Martin has since written and published the sequel, Touch the Stars: Diaspora, plus two spin-off novels, Edge of Remembrance: Gods and Dragons, plus Edge of Remembrance: Tales of Atlantis Lost.

Now, Mr. Martin writes, consults and coaches full-time. He lives with his wife, Juvy, in the Philippines.

Connect with Rod Martin, Jr.

Amazon logo — Amazon page
Facebook logo — Facebook page
HubPages logo — HubPages account
IMDB logo — Movie listing
Patreon logo — Patreon support page
Smashwords logo — Smashwords page
Twitter logo — Twitter account
YouTube logo — YouTube channel

Books

More on Rod Martin’s books may be found at https://tharsishighlands.wordpress.com/books/.

Courses

More on Rod Martin’s courses may be found at https://tharsishighlands.wordpress.com/products/courses/.

Videos

More on Rod Martin’s videos may be found at https://tharsishighlands.wordpress.com/products/videos/.

Sample Articles by Rod Martin, Jr. on Other Sites

Lobbying in the United States — Foxes in the Hen HouseLobbyist in Washington DC taking money
There are more lobbyists in Washington, DC than there are congressmen and women. Their influence cannot be denied. In a very real sense, corporations have already taken over the government.
Wall Street, New York, with American flagsThe Silent Coup — How Wall Street Took Over Washington without Firing a Shot
Corporations have had a long history of coveting power. They have been ruthless in protecting their own interests. A little over a century ago, corporations had their first truly big win against American liberty.
Debunking — A Lost Art — Greater Need for Critical Thinking9/11 Collapse. Photo: Wally Gobetz (CC BY 2.0)
Claims of “debunking” are prevalent on the internet, but rarely do they every live up to the claims. The reason is not always immediately obvious. Many of the claims are based on alternative hypotheses which compete with an original claim, but never debunk anything.

About the Website

This site is one of nearly two dozen created by Rod Martin, Jr. The purpose of this site is to showcase his writing talent and knowledge, and to inform potential clients. His interests cover a broad range of topics that can be distilled down into four key groups:

  1. Spiritual understanding. Why would a scientist write about such things? Because spirit is part of our reality and, it seems, the controlling factor in both halves of our universe. Those who dismiss such things merely because they’ve never seen or felt spirit or spiritual effects, do not deserve to be called “scientist.” Why? Because they are using a logical fallacy (argument to ignorance) and remain blinded by their own arrogance. These are not the traits of a true scientist. We all need restraint and humility before we can discover new things.
  2. Scientific understanding. Why would a spiritual person write about such things? Because science is the technique by which we gain more understanding of the physical side of reality. Our universe is like a giant puzzle. As Einstein once said, “I want to know how God created this world.”*
  3. Creativity through art. Painting, writing, videos and other art forms are the lifeblood of a society.
  4. Creativity through technology. Our modern technology contains the tools by which we can extend our art and our understanding. In addition, they connect the world in ways our ancestors could never have dreamed.

All of these interests, and the experiences Martin has had with them, invest his writing talent with a clarity and depth few writers ever possess. To be sure, there are better writers than he, but finally, after a lifetime of work, he can confidently be counted amongst the better writers for sheer skill.

With humility we remain open to new answers. With critical thinking, we can look at the answers we receive and place them in a hierarchy of context and understanding. Always, we need to remain humble to the idea that our hierarchy may be flawed. Only then can we continue to improve upon what we have.

About Carl Martin

Carl Martin is the fiction pen name of Rod Martin, Jr. It is also the name used for his creation of space software, artwork and non-fiction works related to space science. Below are some of the creations produced by Rod Martin, Jr. using this name. Why two different names? For the most part, it was all about separating fiction writing from non-fiction. But since Mr. Martin had already created many space-related works with “Carl Martin,” he decided to keep the pen name for this one non-fiction segment.

Books by Carl Martin

Mr. Martin’s science fiction books may be found at https://tharsishighlands.wordpress.com/books/#fiction.

Software by Carl Martin

“Stars in the NeighborHood” 3D astronomy software may be found at https://spacesoftware.wordpress.com/buy-now/.

Award-Winning Writing by Carl Martin

Outsiderness: Shuttle launch Outsiderness in the Scientific Community—Krupnick Award, first place essay, Los Angeles, 1996.
Divisions plague our society, and the realm of science is not immune to such childish things. Scientists have egos, too, and they can get in the way of scientific progress.
“Toady”—Dutton Books Award, first place short story, Los Angeles, 1996.

*Quote of Albert Einstein from “A Talk with Einstein,” The Listener 54 (1955) p. 123

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