Today we here at the Green Porch are honored to have Professor Jim Buckner introducing himself and the work he has been doing to procure and edit the Lost DMB Files. Leading exploratory geologist and adventurer, I’ll let him speak for himself!
Why the Lost DMB Files matter
Recently many good meaning folk have asked me why. Why risk my life and my reputation over some dusty old stories? Thanks for asking.
March 13th, 2000 my father led the last previously known expedition into the heart of the Arabian Oil Zone (AOZ). Two weeks later I emerged as the only survivor. I was twelve. Something happened to me in the desert, something I still don’t totally understand. Upon my daughter’s diagnosis with de novo syndrome, a hereditary disorder, I made it my life’s goal to uncover the mysteries of my lost past.
Who or what resides within the AOZ? Is the twitch retrovirus directly linked to the drilling and/or refining of petroleum? Or is it connected with some secondary or tertiary factor? Is de novo syndrome a natural evolution of the twitch, or a genetic manipulation made by human hands? Soon after accepting a teaching and research position at the University of Texicas, my quest took a surprising twist.
I received a copy of The Austin Job on the same day my daughter was kidnapped. But I’ll spare you the details of that story here, one you can read about in my book, De Novo Syndrome. For now, it will suffice to say I discovered a personal usefulness within the Lost DMB Files to help me along my life long quest.
I’ve made no effort to keep my past a secret. As the son of the world renown exploratory petroleum geologist, Harold “Snipe Hunt” Buckner, I was raised to question everything we believe about petroleum and the twitch retrovirus associated with it.
Beyond continuing my father’s work, I’ve made it my own. It’s not hubris to say I’ve surpassed his understanding in nearly every aspect.
Who or what resides within the AOZ? Is the twitch directly linked to the drilling and/or refining of petroleum? Or is it connected with some secondary or tertiary factor? Is the retrovirus coincidence, or as some extremists contend, sabotage? Personally, I’ve answered these questions. Many more I have not.
And that’s why I’ve taken on the task of editor for the Lost DMB Files. I believe they have much more to say, and I intend on hearing it all. I promise to do my best to present them to you as Brown originally intended. (The first batch is available in electronic format now!)
I hope many of you will consider investigating the lost files for yourself. Those interested can keep up to date here with this fine blog. The truth will set you free!
Earnestly Jim “Buck” Buckner
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