Category Archives: Creative Works

The Fortune-Teller

This is a work of fiction. Image from Max Pixel, cc0. Photoshopped with ‘watercolour’ effect. I had noticed the lemonade stand each time I had passed, but I hadn’t had time to stop before. It was an impressive stand, by … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 3 Comments

Conversation

artwork from a collection of Nick Smith, possibly by John Wareham “Hey, haven’t seen you in ages. How are you?” “Well, I’m still the world’s most blessed agnostic, lost and scared, hopelessly dreaming of impossibly peaceful and beautiful places and … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 2 Comments

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

image from Pixabay, CC0 (Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house. A forest is visible through the picture window; the sound of surf can be heard in the background.) (Characters: Darien, an aging hippie, … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 2 Comments

Your Self: An Owner’s Manual

Image by Darren Hopes in New Scientist Congratulations! You have acquired a Self. Every one is different, but in some respects each is identical to all others. If you are still a small baby, this manual will probably not be … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 3 Comments

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0 When we look out over the sea, listen to a song, touch a pinecone, smell the salt air, or taste a raspberry, we perceive what our … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works, Our Culture / Ourselves | 3 Comments

All The Things I Thought I Knew

Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction. “Who could we get who’s as good as David Foster Wallace?” My daughter Sevi had been selected to find a “commencement address” speaker for their local high school, which was interesting, … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 2 Comments

On the Shoulders of Giants

This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project, and Calling the Cage Freedom.  Image: Stepping Stones, by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0 “OK, so I’ve been reading that book … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 2 Comments

Improv

my life is a play and my role, apparently is as part of an musical octet which sings three songs as interludes in a vast improv performance, and after each, acts out a short improv scene of our own, a … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | Comments Off on Improv

Calling the Cage Freedom

This is the second of a series of three new short stories. Image below from wikimedia, CC-SA 3.0. “I never want to have a job,” Sevi lamented, walking into the kitchen while staring at her tablet screen and almost bumping … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 2 Comments

The Project

This is the first of three short stories featuring two new characters. The others in the series should be coming up later this month. Image below from skeeze at the wonderful pixabay CC0. “Daddy… I need to ask you about something. … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Works | 1 Comment