Anthony Dekker: Essays

Here, together with a selection of my favourite poetry, are some miscellaneous essays of mine (I also have many work-related publications, and am busy at present on several spare-time writing projects). Permission is given to distribute the non-fiction essays freely for non-profit use, provided that they are not altered without the author's permission, and that the copyright notices remain intact. The author can be contacted at dekker@ACM.org.

Five Elements

The illustration above represents the traditional five elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and the Quintessence, related by Plato to the five Platonic solids.


ICHTHUS In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. (John 1:1,2)