The Summer That Never Was

Summer is nearly upon us, as the sun hangs above ever longer with each turn of the Earth…and yet still these are dark days. Absent is the optimism, the excitement, and the anticipation that preceded all previous summers, even those awful ones which each fell victim to their unique curses. I guess it is something […]

The Antimatter Formula

Somewhere south, where it is colder, Where that which falls stays where it is, You’ll find what isn’t what it is. riddle from “The Forbidden Castle” by Edward Packard And so we face the specter of summer on the horizon, and with it comes the maze of decisions, pursuits, personal equations to solve, ambitions to […]

Return to the Forbidden City

So I bought this “Planet of the Apes” #10 comic book (dated march 1991) from East Side Records. I didn’t actually purchase it though…When I walked up to the counter to ask how much it was the owner of the store just gave it to me. He was like “Just take it, give it a […]

the sacred scrolls

Well, the election is tomorrow.¬† Sometimes¬†I wished we lived in an aristocracy. I think that a ruling class would be preferable over a single leader able to do things on a whim… probably would rather have something like a “council of elders.” And in a system with a ruling class, there should be opportunities for […]