Category Archives: Creative Works

Fumbling Joyfully Through the Dark

… nothing but forms becoming and crumbling into the fragments of a new becoming, without love or hate or any intelligible principle of change… nothing but commotion and the pure forms of commotion… not free, but a mote in the … Continue reading

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We Contain Multitudes

sun flashes, blinks, glimmers through aspen leaves rustling in late summer breeze sparrow watches me below watching her all this complexity, undirected stunning complicity of countless cells, looking after each other, creating more of their kind, doing what they do … Continue reading

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When the Aliens Come

photo by Mitchell Kaneshkevich When I was younger, I used to fantasize about our beleaguered planet being visited by aliens. Even as a child, I had a better-than-Hollywood imagination — my envisioned aliens never looked in any way humanoid, and … Continue reading

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Reflections From the Future

this is a work of fiction, and a continuation of the previous story The Lost Tribes Fieldnote 12 September 2092 I wonder what people living in 2020 might think if they could see what the world looked like today, 72 … Continue reading

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The Lost Tribes

this is a work of fiction:  I’ve been re-reading Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us, written in 2005; it speculated then on future human population limits then when the population was 6.7B. It is now more than a billion people … Continue reading

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A Canadian Sorry

drawing by Elliot Keeler  Perhaps uniquely, Canadians say “sorry” almost automatically when something goes wrong; it does not (often) imply an admission of guilt, or of remorse. In fact, this is so Canadian that our lawyers had to craft (I … Continue reading

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Under No Illusions

This is a work of fiction. Really.  chart by LA Johnson for NPR “You don’t want to have this discussion.” “Yes I do. I want to understand why you aren’t joining the protest today.” “I’ve told you. I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Uh Oh… Double CoVid Trouble

author’s rough estimate of current and projected CoVid-19 infection rates, based on data listed above and in the article below; data for the “world” and for Brasil are interpolated from other sources using various assumptions, and are hence much less … Continue reading

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Signs of the times: Zoom Edition

  Translation: We can hear you eating, slurping, whispering, muttering, talking with others in the room, and/or making other unpleasant and disruptive bodily sounds, even over the sound of the person speaking. We’re all getting used to using Zoom and … Continue reading

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whispers of what was remembered

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