Analysis, Criticism, Memories, Quirky, Reflection

Surveying the Mountains’ Tops

I wanted to find an answer for myself-- assumed everything would feel better when I could speak an answer without doubts. I probed the voids between stars billions of years old ... Orders of magnitude: 20 years to grow a person, 20,000 accreting a dune, 200,000,000+ to mold and mill-away mountains, 2 billion and more collecting gas into stars. Why? Why anything?

Orange sunrise dawn Herodian
Poetry, Quasi-fiction

A Phoenix in an Olive Tree

S/he most certainly is a phoenix. S/he's alight but not like a bonfire. The only smoke or steam I can see is from the singed olive leaves, not quite aflame but starting to char. Some embers linger on the ground (are those ruined cactus lobes? blackened egg-shells? glowing droppings?); but nothing catches-- nothing rages.

Analysis, People, Reflection

Take Off the Suit

In this piece of process writing I reflect on something RDJ said at the conclusion of his stint as Ironman/Stark & revisit my "Megaman X Complex" from eight years ago. I blow a lot of steam but at least it's less than 1k words...

Analysis, Criticism, Humor, Memories, Observations, Polemic, Quirky, Reflection

They’ Could Make it Work

The only way I felt comfortable breaking my silence about 'they' was if I found a solution that promised never to hurt nonbinary people but, importantly, I could use to stop the progressive bandwagon from hurtling over a cliff into a snarky abyss. I was taking a shower when it dawned on me. For several minutes I laughed incredulously. This is not a solution that makes me look sophisticated...


‘Upside-Down’ on Credentials

I surmised grad-school could be my greatest mistake. Sure, I made a wise compromise between prudence and passion. I did well and connected with classmates; it all seems pyrrhic now. My prospects for a job in tertiary education are not great-- I picked a good "truck" but rolled it in a storm: I'm upside-down.