James Halifko – Songwriter, Composer, Singer

A Little About James Halifko

Younger Days
James Halifko Was born July 29,1947 in South Amboy, New Jersey: Grew up in Middlesex County New Jersey; graduated from Carteret High School in 1966, RCA Institute, New York City in 1968, and Burlington County College (AA Physics) in Pemberton, New Jersey. He has been a technician, a singer songwriter, and artist, a soldier, a family man and several other incarnations or variations as a citizen of The United States that is part of the North American Continent on planet Earth and except for the time serving in the U.S. Army (1968-1972) has been a resident of New Jersey. He also has been liberal, conservative, liberal again and now (hopefully more a centrist) objective and balanced. He has survived into his seventies and acquired a lot of experience along the way; as a “Baby Boomer” the historical period that he has lived through has been rich with scientific and technological advances. But possibly more important, a period filled with social and cultural change at a pace and scale perhaps never before experienced by the human race. All this has overwhelmed, inspired, and troubled him at different times during his life. He said, “A part of me has had the desire to write; I have written essays, sermons, and anecdotes for my songs. Every attempt to complete something on the scale of a book (a technical book, a historical book or a novel) has always eluded me. I have many idea fragments, partial journals and unfinished manuscripts to show for it. “FUTURE WORLD ORDER: THE BIG QUESTIONS FOR ALL” began as an essay but morphed into much more: a book.”
He has devoted a great deal of time to activities on the Internet: Social Media, promoting his music and sharing his art. Friends have often said he was a deep thinker and is curious about almost everything the Cosmos has to offer. James is socially conscious believes in freedom, equality, education, science and exploration. He often says something along these lines, “Life and, in particular human life, has a great purpose in the Universe: discover, develop and advance order. We as humans should do all we can to promote good and foil evil (that is promote order and oppose disorder). Faith in God is a voluntary belief and does not depend on proof; humans have a spiritual dimension that must be reckoned with even if understanding it is a challenge.”