Monthly archives: June, 2014

California

Azure blue, it’s true, is what I see when I dream of the Golden State.   Like a string of pearls, I see sandy beaches filled with surfers and the most beautiful girls from that state.   I see forests, rolling hills, mountains and lakes that make it a beautiful state.   Agricultural fields filled…




Demons

Ugly as can be, is the monster I dream about while I sleep.   It leaps and the sound of beating wings comes from above and awakens me.   What flies around my bed looks like the gargoyle from my dream   coming to haunt my waking hours, something I will not allow.   Without…




This Is Your Brain on Writing

SCIENCE This Is Your Brain on Writing JUNE 20, 2014 Carl Zimmer   A novelist scrawling away in a notebook in seclusion may not seem to have much in common with an NBA player doing a reverse layup on a basketball court before a screaming crowd. But if you could peer inside their heads, you…



Clean Water

  Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen’s Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions He just needs to get it to them. By Tom Foster Posted 06.16.2014 at 11:48 am  897   Dean Kamen Photograph by JJ Sulin At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a…



Walmart Shopper

Why do I expect the best from those unfortunate souls who work for Walmart, or abusive employers allied with them to keep pay way below what it takes to eat.   I go there for an oil change only to have threads on my oil pan stripped away by an employee who doesn’t care, because…




Misanthrope

“You misanthrope,” she said when I chased her out the cabin door. Didn’t she already know what I was when she came up the river to where I lived, a hundred miles from any other human being? She had wedding plans for me, but I always wished to be by myself and didn’t know why….




What Do Turtles Eat?

When I was six years old my small world was called Hano. It consisted of Blaine, Hano, Everett, and a few other streets. About the only thing that grew in Hano were weeds breaking through cracks in cement and an occasional stalk of rhubarb that would grow in an alley beside someone’s house. Wherever there…



Pushing the envelope on genetics!

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/527936/for-one-baby-life-begins-with-genome-revealed/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20140613  



Goldwater Lake Wed, June 11

 



Time to Quit

Minimum wage is more than I’ll ever make for a written page. No matter how hard I work and persevere, the money just isn’t there to pay me for staying up all night to type out a morning glory of a story that’s flowing through my brain.   Is it time to call it a…