About PeterSIronwood


PeterSIronwood is a pen name (along with “truthtable”) of John Charles Thomas. I am a psychologist by training and spent most of my work life working in “Human Computer Interaction.” I am concerned about what appears to be increasing divisiveness in America as well as in other parts of the world. On the one hand, our species has come a long way in what is essentially an evolutionary eye blink. On the other hand, we are headed toward ecological disaster and instead of pulling together to solve that problem, some small subset of people seem to be intent on leveraging their wealth and power to *prevent* a solution and to garner yet more power and wealth for themselves. I think that it is not too late for the vast majority of us to work together to fix our collective problems — but it won’t be easy. My philosophy of the blog is not to present fully formed solutions to complex problems but simply to relate my personal experiences and analyses in the hope that others can work with me.

You might like as well my website and my books.

home page

author page on Amazon

11 thoughts on “About PeterSIronwood”

  1. Hey Peter/John, thanks for following my blog. Yours is very thought provoking. I love that!

  2. I am excited to explore your blog Peter. I appreciate you visiting my place to lead me back here!

  3. You give voice to the concerns that many of us have. I am an unrepentant optimist but I do pray that people will see the light. Thank you for following my blog John.

  4. Than you for following my blog. I really appreciate it. You have amazing stuff over here.

  5. Hi Peter,
    Good luck with your book sales, and thanks for following my blog.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. Soul Gifts said:

    Like Quiall, I am an unrepentant optimist – with valid concerns for the direction that some things seem to be taking. Thank you, John, for following my blog. Wish you well

  7. Embracing common denominators is a start for unifying a society but today’s politicians esp on the left promote identity politics which makes the other the enemy.

    • I agree that you need to start with common ground. Both the media and politicians are partly rewarded by further dividing people. At least in *my* understanding of things like “Gay rights” though, the left is trying to say everyone has to BE gay or even LIKE gay. How do you see it?

      • Peter/John,

        I just happened upon your blog and find it very thought provoking. However, I do not understand some of the commentary, in particular the view that the left and Gay people seem to believe that one should become Gay. I don’t sense that at all. I am a straight heterosexual guy, but I fully support anyone who wishes to be Gay. That is a far cry from believing I or anyone else should become Gay. Perhaps I am missing something in your view on this. If so, I welcome any clarification. Thanks.

  8. Thank you for following our blog, Peter. I think our Followers will find mutual insight and understanding since many of the issues you raise are exemplified by the current regime in Moscow.

  9. I feel the same way you do. Thank you for expressing these observations so well!

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