So I Was Talking To Some Luddites

      Luddites are both annoying and fascinating. They have the corner of a legitimate argument: technology has the potential to f**k us up royally. Yes, yes it does. I'm a Cold War kid. I remember watching The Day After. I read (and sometimes write) dystopias. I'm a friggin' science fiction fan and writer, fer... Continue Reading →

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If This Goes On: Healthcare “Reform”

This is where things could go if they go very, very wrong for the American people -- not quite the wrongest. The worst case, as usual, is And, as a Cold War kid, that image and possible end is always with me. Yep, we could end up eating squirrels and burying half our kids before... Continue Reading →

Thirteen Word Story: Back To The Trees

    Wars, famines, politicians casting every disagreement as life-or-death division, the screw-the-future shortsightedness of deregulated banks and businesses, the ever-deepening US suspicion of neighbors as enemies and basic social behavior as the demon-Stalinist-bugaboo of Cold War Soviet communism, the push deeper into religious extremism in the Middle East (copied, in rehtoric if not action... Continue Reading →

Thirteen Word Story: Desperate Restraint

Somehow, they restrained themselves until their children traveled among the stars. Then: self-destruction. ------------- I remember the Cold War, going to school in a designated nuclear shelter, the uneasy jokes about getting nuked, Reagan joking about nuking the Russians, ha-ha, ho-ho, we're all going to die so let's yuk it up black humor style. But... Continue Reading →

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