"One of the most interesting things about science fiction and fantasy is the way that the genres can offer different perspectives on matters to do with the body, the mind, medical technology, and the way we live our lives." - Tansy Rayner Roberts It feels odd using an opening quote that reflects the subject matter … Continue reading Growing Up as the Cardiac Monitor
"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with a sense of responsibility for each other's welfare , social justice can never be attained" - Helen Keller I have been pretty quiet of late, in big part due to "compassion fatigue" and, in part, because I am bordering on just succumbing to the … Continue reading Do People “Think” for Themselves Anymore
"Will theatres go the route of the drive-in, a seasonal roadside attraction?" - Terry Wiens 2022 A shopping bag of the past pointing the direction of the future I kept "channel surfing" last night often winding up at the Oscar's to see what was going on. Movie's have been a hobby of mine (almost a … Continue reading Memories of a Movie Theatre
Lost in thought I thought my days of writing were behind me. I thought I was ready to just accept full retirement and kick back. I thought the community would show more "common sense" during a world-wide pandemic. However, with months of pandemic induced isolation leaving me with only my thoughts (and trust me, I'm … Continue reading No Time to Stop
"Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it's not a problem to you personally." Like election promises, we hear what's convenient Coming out of this (maybe) pandemic nightmare, I believe, is going to leave some unexpected "long hauler" effects on a society in general. Personally, having been through this before, albeit … Continue reading Preparing the Garden of Privilege (edited)
I have been gone and thought my days of posting my thoughts were behind me. It has taken a pandemic to come to the realization that I am not ready to stop posting the garbled garbage of my thoughts yet. I thought I was ready to stop posting but didn't want to stop writing. Now, … Continue reading Quiet For Too Long
Imagine, for a moment, that you are ten years old and lying in a hospital bed. The kid in the bed next to you is eight and you are watching the life drain out of him. In less time than it takes to slip a face covering on the life had evaporated out of your … Continue reading When Perspective and Ideology Diverge…
My frustration level is maxed. Trying to be a nice guy in this world just makes you a victim...
I am just coming up to the end of my 9th week of the COVID19 health crisis. I had entered this period believing my days of writing were behind me and that maybe, just maybe, it was time to just give up the fight and let others take up the torch. All indications are not … Continue reading Cracks in the Mirror
Your complacency is killing me! I use to wake up in the morning looking forward to my coffee, blueberry bagel, check my news feeds and follow-up with my social media requests. I'm a news junkie, I don't deny that but I am dealing with an increasing number of friends and relatives who don't want to … Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?