Spoiler Alert: Mercury. That’s right, a poor, defenseless planet. One that’s 48 million miles (77 million klicks) away. Because it’s not actually so poor and defenseless. And it might as well be sitting on top of me. (I think it’s still a planet though. Unlike Pluto. Poor Pluto.) Some of you know that Mercury is … More And the middle finger goes to…. 😉
Whew! The clouds have stood shoulder-to-shoulder for a while now, unbudging for the past few days. And maybe, just maybe, they’re starting to think about shoving over and letting some sun-rays through. You know–when you don’t see a break in the clouds yet but they start lightening up and the sky gets just a little … More Random-as-hell thoughts ~ 2-20-2018
(Hormones have probably taken over a little, at least toward the end, but I have no way of knowing for sure, so don’t mind me. It would be nice to know when they rear their ugly heads, though, so that I could maybe enforce temporary moratoriums (moratorii?) on my blogging until they’ve passed. But even … More Happy Mercury retrograde!
1 – Looks like I’m on an Electronic Mishap Bender again. My vaping atomizer battery has been flaking out, which is never a good thing. Not conducive to a functioning brain. The cable box seems to get a new “update” every month or so, which means I have to wait 20 minutes for it to … More Random-ass thoughts on a Friday [12-01-2017 edition]
I’m a believer in voting with your wallet. That’s the one vote, after all, that can’t really be tinkered with. (If there are actual choices on the Wallet Ballot, that is. A monopoly doesn’t count.) Wallet-voting makes more of a difference anyway, having more actual impact on everyday life. Boycotting can be a pretty powerful form … More 39 more things I’m boycotting
Usually I can’t remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. Oh, alright, you got me; I always remember what I ate the morning before, because it’s always the same: bacon. OK, so I cheated there. Made for a good opening cliché though, right? Heh. 😉 Alrighty then, let’s try another… I might not remember what … More Who remembers?
Remember the childhood book called “C.L.U.T.Z.” from the early 1980s? Sort of like C3PO meets The Jetsons? I’m getting old, so I do. In case you’re not, or you had more of a life than I did, I’ll set the scene (no spoilers). It was a lighthearted-and-eerily-prophetic rendition of what has almost become modern reality … More The world that science fiction forgot
I’m one of those hopeless nostalgics, the ones who lament about the fading away of the “good old days” and desperately, futilely tried to bring them back or recreate them somehow. Bah! Humbug. 😉 I think I’m finally beginning to embrace the newest Turn of the Century. In fact, I’m almost beginning to feel comfortable … More Maybe the 21st century *doesn’t* suck…
In writing my last post, I realized that there’s another side to this whole societal stratification thing: I inadvertently left out the ones who usually get left out of the conversation. Oops. My bad. Didn’t mean to do that. The oversight is especially surprising because this latter group is the one of which I’m a … More Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue
In my last post, I went on a little (OK, so it was a lengthy) diatribe about the stratification of society as seen through an albeit unscientific surveying-the-landscape point of view. (That last post was written in two separate writing sessions, interluded by an evening of sleep and one proper dose of Tramadol, so I … More Stratification ~ The Prologue