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matinee idle

matinee idle

There was always magic in the air when we went to the drive-in as kids, an experience not many children have the opportunity to enjoy any longer. There is, however, still quite a bit of magic to be found in the world, especially in the vast expanse of the heavens, even if they happen to […]


wet dream

wet dream

There are such things as mermaids, I am sure. How do I know? I’ve seen them in my dreams. Here, Chrome drifts off to sleep on the rolling ocean of his mind and encounters a magnificent specimen, a bewitching siren from the deep and, just as he is about to taste her saltwater taffy lips……. […]


Descartes Wheels

Descartes Wheels

“Cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am; or I am thinking, therefore I exist), words which reverberated around the world in the 17th century. They were spoken by Rene Descartes (1596-1650), the French philosopher who came to be known as the Father of Modern Philosophy. Three and a half centuries later, we find ourselves in […]


sun downer

sun downer

The Simple Life

The Simple Life

Life, of course, is never simple; but it is also true that we make things much more complicated than they need be. Common sense as practiced by someone possessed of self-knowledge is often more profound than the most abstruse philosophical theory, and in its purest form it could even be considered a form of “enlightenment”; […]


Self Deception

Self Deception

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! – Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17 Lord, what fools these mortals be! – Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3, scene 2 It can be said with some certainty that the tangled webs once woven by mere mortals have grown even […]


In My Life

In My Life

Nothing like reminiscing about the future; especially in front of an old Wurlitzer jukebox, where memories spin before the mind’s eye like cotton candy. Drifting back over the light years, I find myself in the sandbox at Help Island Public reliving a battle I once witnessed there, when I was a young gypsy and this […]


une homage

une homage

all the right buttons

all the right buttons

Excuse me, but it does get warm in here from time to time… so warm, in fact, that I had to go out and buy a cooling pad for my laptop. The point is, avatars are people too, and have the same needs, drives and desires that you and I have; but in some ways […]


moonshot, starstruck

moonshot, starstruck

ever been lost in space? world weariness? virtual burnout? data overload? been kinda that way myself lately. can’t exactly suss it out yet, but I just keep on chuggin; figger I’ll get there eventually.


Fluid Drive

Fluid Drive