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, … Continue reading “California”


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 … Continue reading “Demons”

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 … Continue reading “This Is Your Brain on Writing”

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, … Continue reading “Clean Water”

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 … Continue reading “Walmart Shopper”


“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 … Continue reading “Misanthrope”

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 … Continue reading “What Do Turtles Eat?”

Pushing the envelope on genetics!  

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 … Continue reading “Time to Quit”