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This page is the perspective page.  Which I believe is a first for an eBook website.  This page of the eBook, provides you with some YouTube video animations of where I was in the world when and where some of the "SeeStories" took place (approximately).  This allows you to get some additional (close) perspectives for those stories. 

The YouTube description of each video will contain links that will take you directly to each story along the route shown in the video, or other things in "context".  And sure you can watch the miniature videos shown below by themselves, but I highly recommend using the Movie Title Link, or clicking the revealed YouTube Icon once the miniatures start to watch them IN YouTube - - - because:

When viewing these videos in YouTube be sure to reveal the entire YouTube description (by clicking on "... more") below each video.  Every story that may be enhanced by these perspectives will be referenced in the description with a link to the time that they appear and that will take you to each story that does so.  And this is the major part of the construction because as I add stories - if they have roots in videos.  They will be shown below.

Also keep in mind that the routes shown are not ACTUALS.  They are 50 year old recollections of Point A to Point B, such that the classified nature of each mission remains classified.  The routes shown do NOT show purpose or any real precision of actual events, other than personal story locations or port calls.  Further to this the routes shown DO NOT accurately document my 50,000 leagues under the sea.

My Solid Ground is also found on the Home Page.  It combines three of my 10 runs, one on the USS Tang and then my two runs on Pintado.  AND there is one link that departs SeeStories altogether.  A dream made back then that didn't reach Fruition until this past year.  And is something that you can experience yourself.

Diesel Boats presents the perspectives for the USS Trout and the USS Gudgeon the other two diesel boat runs I made in the western Pacific.

Longest provides the perspective for my longest run which will still remain nameless.  And as an FYI, I did ride three Nuc boats in the Pacific, with the USS Pintado mentioned in "My Solid Ground".  So there are only two to choose from USS Puffer or USS Pogy.

The Med covers all three boats that I rode in the Mediterranean.

Road to Perdition connected to The Lifetime Burden is a good matchup for providing a perspective of/for a "story" and vice versa.  Perdition is defined as 


  1. a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation.

  2. the future state of the wicked.

However, the Road to Perdition was also a movie that Thomas Newman did the sound track for.  One of my SeeStories fits the music theme.

Mapping My "Day".  This is a series of 4 "mapping" videos.  If you watch and follow them, and their embedded links you will learn that a "day" underway on a Nuc boat, is like not being halved with Daylight and the darkness of night.  Your "days" are eighteen hours in duration separated by 4 meals; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Mid-Rats (Midnight rations).  Because of the 24 hours in a Solar determined "Day", your underway "Day" of 18 hours is going to rotate.  Meaning that the order in which things happen around you change in relationship to your Sleep Time, Work Time and Relax time.  Essentially six hours of "Work", six hours of eating and "recreation" and six hours of sleep time.

First Half of the "Day" = Maps out the 6 hours you are "On Watch", starting with you getting up and going to the Crews Mess for whatever meal is being served.  Then the mapping starts showing the departure from the Crews Mess to in this case my watch station in the Sonar Shack.


Meal and Movie Time = This video maps out the primary activity in the Crews Mess, the mechanics of getting a meal and in this case followed by the showing of a movie.


Second Half - Shows an example of another one of the other activities following the other meal times, a place to kill time.  Where you can change your mind and just go elsewhere.  It also maps out other things you can do with your free time, if you are not simply sleeping and working (On-Watch).

Your Rack = If you want to know more about where and how you sleep, the people at the San Diego Maritime Museum have a "rack" set up along the USS Dolphins "tour" passageway for you to try out.  The video below shows the top rack from that location.  If you want to read about it here is the link to the free SeeStory about it.

SeeStories and the John Riley Project

In addition to the connections to the the John Riley Project on the Main Page, and his playlist where he has of all of my podcasts with him, three shown below (with his logo in the upper left corner) they have been added to the SeeStories YouTube Playlist.  And then here, on the right is the one video that connects one of my videos above called Eternity to Last Jar of Peanut Butter and then two more podcasts with their own description shown below the three. 

All of the links in SeeStories are interconnected in a manner similar to what we describe in Part 1 on the left and Part 2 on the right  in those two pod casts, with occasional references to SeeStoriesEureka Moments and Concentric Coils that you might experience are described.

More videos are going to be added, but for now it would be better to go back to the surface.

Next command should be "SURFACE, SURFACE, SURFACE".

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