Take back the time

Is that enough, muse? Am I finished writing for this morning? Say it ain’t so; say I can keep writing as long as I wish, say I can sing all day. Say I can stay in this chair and shape words and music and life into being and immerse myself in uncanny universes and specialContinue reading “Take back the time”

The awesome explosion

I have come up with a new simile to describe myself lately. It can be yours.Every day I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The land mine is me.After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.Now, it’s your turn. Jump! — Ray Bradbury, Zen in theContinue reading “The awesome explosion”

The zen of early rising

Sometimes, pulling myself out from under the covers at 5 a.m., I resist the urge to climb back in, and instead I go to my writing/reading chair and start to write, and something pretty good comes out. It’s like some force in the universe wants to keep me from seeing what I would see ifContinue reading “The zen of early rising”

A meal for the ages

“I’m alive, confound it,” he cried, feeling mortality chill his bones. “I loved myself enough women to have a horde of offspring to keep my memory alive, but it never took, and here I am childless, no one to carry a trace of my DNA to the next generation. I failed in the prime directiveContinue reading “A meal for the ages”

Up through the time machine

I met some old friends for conversation last night, and they each offered me an insight or two. “Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation,” Ray said, encouraging me to leave something for posterity to chew on. Henry was in a reminiscent mood, and he hummed me an old LaplandContinue reading “Up through the time machine”

‘It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true’

‘It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true’ … a wise man once said — Google The Great and Powerful tells me it was Will Rogers .. or Dizzy Dean … or Muhammed Ali … or … and then somebody said if it IS true, of course it’s bragging. That is to say, if it’s NOT true,Continue reading “‘It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true’”

The world’s greatest comic magazine

Marvel Comics traces its history to just before World War II, but its modern era, the one that spawned almost all of the heroes in its popular series of superhero movies, began in late 1961 with the release of the Fantastic Four. They apparently realized they had started something special, because on the cover ofContinue reading “The world’s greatest comic magazine”

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