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Astronomical Quandaries and the Greenhouse Effect

The worst heat wave I can recall hit just a few days before we departed on our little stargazing adventure in the mountains. Thought the forest offered relief from the heat dissipating upwards from the near-molten concrete of urban areas and highways, the scathing rays of hyperintensive sunshine do not let go no matter how […]

A Few Choice Words About the Term “Idiot”

… as applied to people who just don’t get it. Man (yes, and Woman, now bugger off), is a social animal. I don’t like it, but that’s how it is, and we have to live with it, because, frankly, I really cannot be bothered with plowing fields and smelting ore and all the myriad things […]

A Hot Summer Night

What seemed like a billion people. Outside, a collective organism of thousands, creating an emergent intelligence out of the bubbling of it’s cellular structure. Inside, order, rules and regulations, the occasional rebel given a sharp talking to while the light of the Law shines into his or her face. Music with seats. Chained bossa nova. […]

Saturday Night Culture Fever

Off we went into the night. We were not the only ones, of course. In an odd surge of the culture bug among the population of this city, it would seem that everyone able to move swarmed out into the streets trying to catch a glimpse of the elusive beast known as a “museum”. Now, […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter

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