Leap!

Atop a jetty rock I stand, fragile flyrod in my hand, trying to ignore the surgethat breaks to spray me on the verge. I need to climb still further out to cast, but I am filled with doubt: I hesitate in fear -- I freeze and tremble in the ocean breeze.  Am I too old, […]

After Life

You always thought you would die and then be resurrected to live again. Or you lost someone you loved so much you invented Heaven to stay in touch. Or you simply refused to believe your soul could just disappear down some black hole. Or maybe you chose to believe that spark would go with your […]

The Ahol Factor

By the early 21st Century it became obvious to many people that Homo sapiens had phase separated into two subspecies: Homo individualis and Homo collectivus. The former was the end result of classical Darwinian competition for resources and progeny; the latter came about following the handoff of evolution from genes to memes. H. ind. was […]

The Deepest State

Twenty-four decades ago a cabal of "democrats" conceived a massive conspiracy to undermine the foundations of the American way of life (avarice, exploitation and corruption), replacing them with socialist fantasies about "inalienable rights" and "equality". For all those years they have been insinuating themselves into bureaucratic positions such as the House of Representatives and the […]

QFTE

A Quantum Field Theory of Education Since science education is no longer considered enlightened unless informed by SCholarly Research On Teaching And Learning, a modern theory of education is needed in order to take full advantage of the clarifying terminology developed to make relativistic quantum mechanics more transparent. This essay constitutes the hermeneutics of a […]

rEvolution

Since the Great Freeze of 1989, early May in Central Florida isn't what it used to be, with hundreds of square miles of orange blossoms pumping out a perfume to make jasmine weep in envy. But there are still enough groves to catch your olfactory attention. George and I were sitting in his 12 foot […]

Gradient Hopping

When I wrote this in 2013, I'd had a nasty head cold for the past few days. Then one day I felt better (though not yet well) and it was so wonderful it reminded me of something important: It's better to feel better than to feel good. Most of the time I feel pretty good, […]

H.D.A.C.

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Democratic Party?  Fuck you.  You know the answer. You are advised not to speak disrespectfully to this Committee.   Or what?  You'll put me away for longer?  Or maybe a firing squad -- I hardly care any more, living in this pitiful excuse […]