Burst – A History of the Period

  A History of the Period There is a range of mountains that spreads into Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and Kyrgyzstan, a place Marco Polo once called the Roof of the World; from a particular shelf in the snow, all five countries can be seen at once.  It is the place that gave birth to […]

Burst – Old White Man Hating on Stuff

  I don’t wish to offend with this bit, but anger is as anger sees it.  I respect people’s right to speak.  I respect my own to respond.  This is written in response to a blogger on WordPress, who I thought I might actually name here but won’t.  There’s little point.   Old White Man […]

10 Things I Have Learned About Blogging: Read Number 2 Before Hitting “Like”!

  I have only been at blogging for about a month.  Good times, some great people, and some wonderful writing.  I am happy to be here.  Here are my initial observations of this cool new world. 1.  The potential for people to read your work diminishes with every extra word you add.  The relationship is […]

Burst: Shingles

This story motivated by a writing challenge from Daring Discourse (http://daringdiscourseblog.com/2012/09/06/you-considered-it-all-for-a-second-and-put-it-down-to-slight-of-hand/).  I think when I was a kid that I was scared of a lot.  Anyway, if I were being critical of this story (which I’m not cause I wrote it), I think I’d call it “indulgent”.  What the heck is wrong with that, I […]

Burst: Obama’s Revenge: A Case Study of Galactic Imperialism

  ((This is sort of a companion piece to “Mitt Romney Rolls a Hipster” (http://trentlewin.com/2012/08/31/burst-mitt-romney-rolls-a-hipster/).  Sort of.))   Obama’s Revenge: A Case Study of Galactic Imperialism   Sex in space can be cold.  It’s especially bleak when you’re having at it in the galley, after everyone else is finished with their meal, and your name […]

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