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Swans Reflecting Elephants by Salvador Dali

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Thunderbird: A Theory of Everything.

(This rather long article stems from a letter, reprinted below, that I sent to “Street Signs” on Feb 26, 2011 and the thoughts that followed it.  The name “Thunderbird ” is associated with… Continue reading

Should we be foresaken…

(We all talk of love like we know what it means,that it is the same, a commodity with measureand value, and with such an understandingour transactions occur.  From this abstract calculationthe sum emerges but,… Continue reading

Thanks for the Vikings

(This will be the first in my on-going installment series “Why are these still countries?” where I examine the accomplishments of a country and question why they are still allowed on the world… Continue reading

Welcome to Thunderbird

(1) Stardrive The sum of energies available in this system are greater than the losses of the system.  There, I’ve said it, that is Thunderbird.  The close-minded among you can stop reading here.The simplest… Continue reading

Montana Wildhack

(Montana Wildhack is a female character in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s “Slaughterhouse Five”.  Most notably she appeared on the back of fictitious science fiction magazines, dressed primarily in a smile, requesting, “I want a… Continue reading

Interrupting the Narrative

You don’t need a gun. This is the dirty little secret the NRA and the Gun Lobby don’t want you to know.  In this society, the necessity of hunting for a meal is… Continue reading

Idiocy and Cognitive Dissonance

The scientific method consists of three parts: hypothesis, a prediction based on similar experiments, the experiment based on the hypothesis, and the analysis of the experiment summarized in a conclusion.  This is a dispassionate… Continue reading

To the bereaved, spoken.

As I would not intrudeinto your dark deliberationsneither can I find in silencestilled voices and their light.If allowed, those who awake,though to nightmare day,would across the distancefrom our world to your hellsay from Him they were… Continue reading

The Real Tragedy in Tucson

The most enduring criticism of my work is not the nature of it, the tenor of my words, the lack of passion for my subjects: it is always that I speak them too… Continue reading