Category Archives: Creative Works

A Future Without “Us”

This is a modestly revamped version of a thought experiment I wrote five years ago entitled Several Short Sentences About Earth’s Distant Future. At the time it provoked a lot of interesting and mostly positive comments, so I thought I would … Continue reading

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Interlude

I wander out onto the small balcony, seeking a quiet place to get away from the earnest people gathered inside, people trying to make a hopeless situation better. It is more than I can bear tonight. You, a stranger to … Continue reading

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Rune

So I decided to look closer, to see if I could see the true wonder of everything that is. I bundled up against the rain and chill, set up my tent in the back yard, positioned so that out its … Continue reading

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The Worst Idea of All Time: Act 1

[SCENE: The scene is sometime in the future, in a large meeting room, looking dusty and shabby from disuse. There are a dozen people in ragged, patched clothes milling around, seemingly setting up the room for a meeting. At the … Continue reading

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Fourth Composition

I’m pleased to present my fourth composition, entitled Konpasition. Once again it’s entirely original (no loops, no samples). This one was inspired by the rhythms of Haitian Konpa or Compas music (formerly called Zouk, sometimes called Gouyad though that is mainly … Continue reading

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hallucination

image: the tadpole galaxy, a ‘disrupted’ galaxy — source: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA, in the public domain, via wikipedia; Processing – Bill Snyder (Heavens Mirror Observatory) ~~~~~ when it awoke, it wasn’t quite clear who it was or where … Continue reading

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Third Composition

This is very different from my first two compositions — it’s largely freeform and improvisational, and entirely original, using no loops. It was inspired by watching the violet-green swallows soaring over my house; one pair is nesting in my powder … Continue reading

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First Compositions

I have been spending a lot of time this month composing music. While I don’t have anything new to share yet, I thought I would post a couple of my earlier compositions to give a flavour for what I am … Continue reading

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The Providence Ceremony

photos above and images below from pixabay CC0 conversation log: 6476 New Calendar The Tsilga‘ Providence, our collective name for their rememberer-women, gather in a circle around the dais. It is time for their ceremony of word-sense, which the Providence have done four … Continue reading

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only this

only this i walked along the ocean shore and suddenly i was no more my self had simply ceased to be and for a while there was no ‘me’. and at that moment all was clear — a Cheshire grin from ear … Continue reading

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