Someone’s Toying With Us: But Is It Alien or Ours?

I love what the pilot says at the end of this article (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/unidentified-flying-object-navy.html)–it strikes me as a very genuine response. But I have a hard time imagining what in nature would do what he describes. Continue reading Someone’s Toying With Us: But Is It Alien or Ours?

Education Circa 1977

I grew up in a small town on an island on the coast of South Carolina. I learned the word moron in third grade because my teacher, who was from elsewhere, used it regularly to Continue reading Education Circa 1977

Hexagons, Death, and Tea

I’ve been watching The Code again (Netflix), which at one point talks about how imaginary numbers have been integral to describing the nature of dark energy. And this question came to me: What does it Continue reading Hexagons, Death, and Tea

Introspection and the drain on our lesser prophets: Who’s running the show?

This article (“Being Busy Is Killing Our Ability to Think Creatively” by Derek Beres) prompted this post: It never ceases to amaze me that those who most need quiet and introspection—those we rely on to Continue reading Introspection and the drain on our lesser prophets: Who’s running the show?

Are We Good for God?

I recently enjoyed a post by Cliff Hays titled “On the Existence of God and Evil” (http://cliffhays.weebly.com/blog/on-the-existence-of-god-and-evil), and it prompted this contribution: When good means benevolence (good will) and evil means malevolence (bad will), a Continue reading Are We Good for God?

Hearts and Minds—Win Them Over, Author That You Are

Sorry, didn’t realize I was clicking my pen. Was it loud? Too loud, I think. I don’t want to give you writerly advice today. When I returned to creative writing in earnest, I was quick Continue reading Hearts and Minds—Win Them Over, Author That You Are

The Lunacy of Time

Dear Sirs and Madam: Here I’ve been, curled up on the couch, spying on the lawn, admiring the bushes and trees. What you might expect. Yes, it’s the same yard where the robin incident occurred, Continue reading The Lunacy of Time

Colonize Mars!

If I remember correctly, it was a physics experiment to demonstrate evaporation. The experimenter placed same-sized balls in a round pan until they covered the bottom. Then, he applied mechanical energy to the pan in Continue reading Colonize Mars!

What I Was Thinking In The Shower

I’m a dreamer and a worrier. And also a smatterer. Probably not an expert at anything. Now that that’s settled, below are some topics that interest me, and I’m going to talk about them in Continue reading What I Was Thinking In The Shower