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The Golden Goose

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.

Here’s the Kicker…

It takes thirty days to delete a twitter account. Once an account is deleted, the twitter handle then becomes available for whomever. So, guess what. I still have a twitter. But, now I know why so many people just leave their accounts there, and possibly on other sites? The facebook app couldn't even be deleted... Continue Reading →

This Strange New World

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 itโ€™s users themselves and not luddite abstainers like me who are... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye to 2018

I'm going to begin this post with an excerpt from a writing of Joan Didion. I'm telling you this only so that you'll know that isn't to be the entirety of this post. "Some years passed, but I still did not lose the sense of wonder about New York. I began to cherish the loneliness... Continue Reading →

Atlas Shrugged

  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 didnโ€™t have a doubt. I knew that I was strong enough, The way... Continue Reading →

The Last Time We Visited Aldera Dune

      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 world die. The moons of Rionnata glowed with radiation in the distance. One purple, one iridescent green, one a golden orb. All like magic charms... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Tree Lot

  Last December, while out running errands, I took a picture of a local Christmas Tree lot. Every year for I don't know how many years, just before Thanksgiving, the temporary fencing would go up around this empty, corner, lot. A real old-fashioned kind of affair with twinkle lights strung all above it, painted plywood... Continue Reading →

The Rocket Ride

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 to be claimed, waiting for... Continue Reading →

It’s Me, Pearl.

Itโ€™s Me, Pearl. An Ode to Janis Joplin Itโ€™s never me, itโ€™s you, except that itโ€™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 werenโ€™t, because my own inadequacies... Continue Reading →

Frankenstein

Oh my dears, what to say about this book? Prior to having read this book, "Frankenstein", knowing the story only from film, cultural osmosis, I would likely have classified it simply as a horror story. I would have been incorrect, or at the least not giving it the credit it deserves. This book is, in... Continue Reading →

Saturday

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 blues the dirges from the... Continue Reading →

Fifty

There will no more be, these roads away from me. I havenโ€™t time, you see, Iโ€™m fifty.

Taking a Longer Moment

For those of you following my webpage, I'm going to be taking an extended hiatus from most of my internet activity, presumably at least through the end of the year. Hopefully getting back into things with the release of the next book of stories after the holidays. The end of our summer was extremely hectic... Continue Reading →

Keep Calm and Carry On

I'm going to ramble for a minute or two, then I'm going to go finish cleaning up the enormous mess I made in the kitchen tonight making cookies and carving pumpkins. Remember the other day I said I'd been so busy lately I ended up getting ahead of myself with my Halloween stuff? Well, no... Continue Reading →

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