Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Can something in life be both crappy and comfortable? The life partner or the life coach or the traffic light or the shopping mall--can they be comfortable, and still have a loose spring?

Or maybe life is only comfortable if you don't struggle against the bindings?

Is that sort of comfort a reason to be happy? If you aren't in pain, and no one is trying eat you right this minute, is that enough to be happy? Sheared or slaughtered, what does it matter tomorrow?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Why is it always the stupid thoughts circling in my mind like a pack of wild dogs?
How do you scare away the dogs when it's too dark to find the fire?
Why are the dogs wild?
Why not vultures?
How can it be too dark to see fire?
What does any of this have to do with obsession?
Will these questions ever be answered?

Monday, August 22, 2011


There are many theories of multiple universes, some mathematical, some fantastical, and some just plan boring. I tend to stand on the fence between math and fantasy, and deny there's a difference. [There isn't, so stop lying to me.]

The theory I had in mind when I started this post has escaped my attention, but I submit for argument two known ways of travel between universes. 1. A series of stairways, up or down, built into the very fabric of reality, each stairway twisting into a mobius stripe between two separate universes. 2. A temporary portal. I'm not sure why it's temporary, but probably something to do with connections between universes being limited in some way to make the story more interesting.

Um . . . So there are a number of video games which use this concept, and maybe I stole it and maybe I didn't, but as a story device it could be a lot of fun to play with.

Deist Thoughts

I have faith in time;
I believe in our free will;
and I worship life.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Working with an Editor

The process of working with an editor starts today. I'm freaking out.

I need a book cover too. I'm looking into having an artist design it for me. The prices I've seen vary from 300 to 800 dollars. Do you think it matters for an ebook? Everyone judges books by the covers, no matter what common wisdom says.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Time rushes inwards,
from every direction.
Now is always now.

Asynchronous Observations

I would argue that we lack fundamental data when making observations of distant objects. A few light years distance is irrelevant to the basic argument--that if time is a key component of location, our observations become increasingly meaningless as distance increases. I think that's what I mean, but I'm a bit confused now.

Time and location are parts of a whole, which we see as we see it. Locations which are hundreds, thousands, millions . . . of lights years away, are locations we see as history gone by. Our temporal state, our now, is out of sync with the location we are observing.

Are we missing the temporal data we need to truly understand what we are seeing? Are all of our observations based on the speed of light. Our observations are temporal--nothing without the passage of time. Is there a distortion of some kind, when our present intersects with another observer's past?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Evolution is the Death of Our Species

Maybe that is what really scares those fundamentalist Christians. Right? If God is using evolution (gasp) as His mechanism of Creation, then maybe He's not done with us yet.

That's kinda scary. Right? So these true believers can't believe in evolution, because it breaks their belief in themselves as the center of God's Universe. Like God has nothing better to do than make life easier for some random exile from the Garden of Eden.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vampires are the New Elves

That idea might be a bit dated now, and I'm probably not the only one to say that, but I just thought of a new twist . . . new to me anyway.

What if Elves were Vampires all along? What if they are the same thing, and always have been?


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Political Tug of War

BamBam and Boner were having this political tug of war, and Boner wasn't loosing so much as holding position. Then BamBam let go of the rope, which made Boner happy and allowed him to declare his team (the GOP) the winners.

But now they are just lying there in the mud, and everyone is wondering what they are going to do with the rope now that they have it. I can't decide if BamBam gave them the rope to hang themselves, or so they will look bad when they try to lynch BamBam.

[Yeah, I said 'lynch'. It's might be the 21st century for most of us, but parts of the GOP haven't caught up yet.]