"Starlight Gazette" is a website where this author can publish her compositions
and also index information as it is gathered. You are welcome to read
as you wish what is published here, but please respect the fact that everything
is copyrighted... and that much of the work you see is the result of many long
hours of research and editing. Thank you.
Starlight Gazette got its beginnings in my first website "Starlight City" -- an
internet directory of informational sites that do not track with cookies. Yes...
there are sites that do not track every move you make WHEN you
visit and AFTER you visit. This was part of my personal philosophy that the
standards of the internet were established improperly and violate privacy
"Violating privacy expectations" includes per click advertising, as well. I wanted no part in it.
Advertising can be done similarly to newspaper advertising space... and priced
according to the popularity of a website. This would eliminate several major
problems that occur with "per click" and "per view"... and eliminate the excuse
to implant cookies on your home computer.
The work required in creating a "cookie-free directory" was time-consuming.
I let my registry of the name "Starlight City" lapse, and when I returned to it
after several years, the name had been registered by someone else. I missed the
continuity of names... but I had given up on the directory project... and wanted
now to begin posting my writing.
I had done graphics work with the "Starlight" theme -- "Starlight" referring
to the internet -- and I liked working with the starry background as I edited pages...
as it had depth and life and openness. So... I kept the graphics... and just selected
another website name... Starlight Gazette.
In 2008 I posted my first large piece of work... "A Covenant With Truth"... as well as
selections from my poetry. The site has changed appearance over the years
and I have since self-published through Lulu two books. The treatise "The
Joseph Theory" has been more complicated to turn into print form due to the
use of links and references in it.
Who am I...?
My name is Linda Reinig Sefcik. I'm a writer. I've thought of myself as "a writer"
since I was in second grade. I loved words... origins of words... the sound and the
music of words... words that rhyme... words that say exactly that thing that was
meant to be said... I've loved it all.
By the time I was in fourth grade... and entering a poetry contest... I had a desire
to write things that help people understand each other... and thus... to help make
peace in the world. I wanted to understand the hidden world... where people
REALLY live... as opposed to the "costumes" and the "faces" that they put on in
public. I wondered... what is the truth...?? what is our truth as human beings...??
And love... how could I write about "love" unless I REALLY knew what it was... ??
Did ANYONE really know what LOVE is...?? Is that mankind's problem...??
By the time I was 19 years old... I had begun research into the problems of
religions. Why do people believe strange things... and use religion to hate.
I had thoughts that those problems might stem from bad translations
from one language to another. I explored several theories along this line.
And then... I began looking for "eternal truths." But I had
fallen on some very hard times... and... my work was set aside for many years.
I have developed several theories over the past forty years... and still have much
research that I'm wanting to do.
I hope you enjoy what I've posted here.