Category Archives: Prose

Elon Musk and Isaac Asimov

"Last year, Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch back back in February, but the Falcon Heavy also carried a second, secret payload almost nobody knew about. Stashed inside the midnight-cherry Roadster … Continue reading

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Lava Tubes on Luna – Why build a lunar space station?

  " … a graduate student in Purdue's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, led the study that examined whether empty lava tubes more than 1 kilometer wide could remain structurally stable on the moon. The Purdue team found … Continue reading

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Where Are the Heroes? by Publius Tacitus

The American media and many American political leaders, Republicans and Democrats, are a complete disgrace as they have cheered Donald Trump's illegal and unjustified order to launch cruise missiles against a backwater Syrian Air Force outpost.  The American public are being sold … Continue reading

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“Carolina in the Mornin'” by the turcopolier

(Haywood County)  "General Westgard’s plan was simple. He would have the 2/26 N.C. Infantry form in line with their armor support behind Hill 765 to the right of Black’s paratroopers, but behind the ridge line and out of harms way. … Continue reading

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“A Scytheclaw and her Boy” by Tyler

           “The Lady fell for another          To the Beast she was a mother          Dragons talk and Dragons mock          But the Beast begins his stalk          They stand! They fall! Then they flee!          How many of … Continue reading

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“Hilaritas” by Mark Riebling

"I think there is an important book to be written on the stultifying effect of Protestantism on English Literature. This thought comes from a two-fisted reading of Chaucer and Spenser. In 1380 English Lit. is earthy and saucy, and in … Continue reading

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I Prefer MY Early – From “Death Piled Hard”

-November 6th, 1863- (Somewhere Near Culpeper, Virginia)   Jubal Early chewed reflectively. “If I understand correctly,” he said.  “You met everybody of importance in Richmond.  You must have been a busy man.” He and Balthazar lounged in camp chairs built of … Continue reading

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“Alone In Paris: a Bit of Autobiography” By Richard Sale

  Out my open window, the Paris sky showed a cold gray above the half-hid rooftops glistening in the rain. It was the month of May.    I was 23-years old. I lay atop the hard bed in the attic … Continue reading

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“Goliath” by Max Blumenthal

"Parash Hill is a scenic overlook near Sderot, which is one of the underserviced development towns originally constructed in Southern Israel to accommodate some of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who arrived to Israel from Arab nations during the 1940s … Continue reading

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The Suskind book and a possible bill of impeachment.

"A new book by the author Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein. Suskind writes in “The Way of the World,” to … Continue reading

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