The Middle Ages is often referred to as “The Dark Ages” because the lack of documentation from the period makes what happened to them seem fuzzy and incomplete, much like middle ages for the rest of us… Historians tend to set the beginning of the Dark Ages as coinciding with the fall of the Roman […]Read More The Middle Ages and What We Can Do About Them
Viking: If you were revered enough, your body was put on a ship and, after the ship had moved far enough away from shore, a flaming arrow would set the boat on fire and incinerate the deceased… unless the archer missed; then, you’d just have a dead guy on a boat. Ancient Egypt: Mummies! In […]Read More Death Rituals Around Time and the World
I wrote a book called, “The Death of Time”, which was a taut political thriller in that it was about thrilling politics that were also kind of taut. It was a hundred thousand words of pure excitement that had presidents and beautiful powerful women and billionaires and spies and billionaire spies. I would say that […]Read More The Death of Time and the Little Gray Kittens that Live on the Hill
My cousin showed me his dog which was missing one of his front legs. He was so proud. “You see this here dog?”, he told me, “This here’s a yard-dog” “So, he sleeps outside at night?”, I asked. “Naw, he sleeps in the house with me and the wife” “Then, why do you call him […]Read More A Little Bad Joke
I’m a hunter. You know… aim, shoot, aim, shoot, aim, shoot, sorry about your car. Every weekend, I go out into the woods and kill any animals that I’m legally allowed to, plus any poorly-tended livestock I come across. I AM A SPORTSMAN. My ball is the bullet; my arena, the forest; and, my opponent […]Read More I am Hunter!
Banana: The banana looks like no other fruit. And, when something looks nothing like anything else that it is, it probably isn’t that (if you read that sentence backwards it actually makes MORE sense). My theory is that those black dots that go the length of the banana are a spine. It bruises when you […]Read More Things I Hate that are Yellow
Smurfs: Frank Herbert in the science-fiction series, Dune, invented an entire culture and vocabulary. Anthony Burgess created an entire language in A Clockwork Orange. The Smurfs simply replaced random nouns, verbs and adjectives with the word “smurf”. That is really smurfed up… The Sky: Tornadoes, hail, lightening, comets… just some of the many gifts we […]Read More Things I Hate that are Blue