Event Horizons and You!

Let’s face it, black holes are scary. Out there, in the depths of space, are objects so dense that they consume anything that comes near them. A passing asteroid? Consumed. A planet and its system of moons? Gobble-gobble. Matthew McConaughey floating by doing alright, alright, alright? Of course. But there’s a certain term associated with black holes that I’ve always found fascinating. Event Horizon. It’s … Continue reading Event Horizons and You!

Parables in The Age of OUTRAGE!

Parables. Childhood lessons. Their simplicity is their genius, and their genius is that although they are meant to instruct children, they are also meant to be imprinted on our collective brains so inherently that the lesson remains into adulthood. Or, at least, that’s how it used to work. Remember the Boy Who Cried Wolf? Sure you do. A young man in charge of looking after … Continue reading Parables in The Age of OUTRAGE!

Thank the Force for Rian Johnson

What can I say? I hated “The Last Jedi”. Not an uncommon take, I know, but it also made me appreciate other aspects of my life in an almost existential sort of self-reflection. However, if you think I’m some sort of Juanito-come-lately that isn’t a true Star Wars fan who’s riding the current Last Jedi Sandcrawler of Hate, allow me to submit: Exhibit A: A … Continue reading Thank the Force for Rian Johnson

You’re Not a Computer (So Stop “Thinking” Like One)

Do you like cake? Sure you do, cake is awesome. Now, imagine you’re on your way to a friend’s party and decide last minute to get a cake. You stop at a small bakery, go to the counter to pick one out. You want white and blue frosting. You want it yellow and custard flavored for just the right moistness. And round, it has to … Continue reading You’re Not a Computer (So Stop “Thinking” Like One)

“Going Gone” – The First Chapter

The Jewel Thief In order to allow for new growth, the old must often be felled, burned away to the ashes. This is as true of forests as it is the constructs of men. And as a single thunderous current can engulf an ancient forest in flame, a solitary strike of violence can erase the oldest of men’s foundations. On this day, such a strike … Continue reading “Going Gone” – The First Chapter