It’s about greed and money and power. I think, all scientists should be skeptics. I think, the nature of the job demands it. Greenland used to be green, now it’s covered in ice. Iceland used to be covered in ice, but now it’s green. Human beings had nothing to do […]
Working on the cover for Bones, or COLB, I became inspired. I’ve been thinking about this book for years, recently, however, several of my published stories became unavailable online, and I decided they need a home at The Starlight Deluxe. Of all my many webpage incarnations over the years, “Midnight […]
The proofs for the new book arrived. The cover isn’t quite as it should be. It should look like this, front and back … but it looked like this… Suffice it to say that the cover creator Kindle Direct has set up isn’t exactly all that and a bag of […]
The next book, the new book, Covenants of Lingering Bones, will be available soon. After much rigmarole, going so far as to set up the book on another publishing platform, to really check it out, I’ve decided to stick with Amazon/KDP publishing. It got down to some things in the […]
I’ll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn’t check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, I realized […]
Because, throughout the world, the needs, and wants, of the people in the towns and the suburbs, are not the same as those of the people in the cities…. “One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, […]
Damn the Torpedoes
A bit of wisdom gleaned from today’s reading, though certainly it has been said before, paraphrased: If you want golden eggs, don’t kill the golden goose.
I’m considering so many things, thinking, about this strange, new, world, we’ve found ourselves in as we are now in the future. This is an interesting interview, this quote, talking about the 24/7 internet, etc. “…The societal question is more complex, although I think it’s users themselves and not luddite […]
I tried to lift the whole world up, To carry it around, On my scrawny shoulders, I tried to focus on the sound, Of my own heart beating, My breathing in and out, I thought I knew the way along, I didn’t have a doubt. I knew that I […]
The Last Time We Visited Aldera Dune by Teri Skultety, copyright 2018, all rights reserved The last time we visited Aldera Dune, it was to watch the […]
Now you’re on the launchpad, waiting for the rocket ride, and if you play it cool enough, maybe they’ll invite you inside, so deep inside, the catacombs of Wonderland, the world as you’ve never seen, the soft, white, underbelly, of the darkest dream, where everything is at your service, waiting […]
It’s Me, Pearl. An Ode to Janis Joplin It’s never me, it’s you, except that it’s always me, it has never not been me, it has never not been some glaring inadequacy of me, when at my best, it was me, unintentionally, making everyone else feel bad, about whatever they […]
You bark-tweet, shout-scream, whisper-dream, some thing into the void, Clamoring for relevance for distribution to the masses the echo back that tells you your voice reached someone somewhere somehow From here in a quiet room where words play out a merry tune and out of tune relinquish themselves unto the […]
There will no more be, these roads away from me. I haven’t time, you see, I’m fifty.