784: No More Troll Farms

Over the last few years Troll Farms of all shapes and sizes have been popping up around the globe. Although startling reports have emerged about the condition of these farms, little has been done to contain the environmental damage caused by these monstrous aberrations of nature. The noxious fumes and vapors which emanate from these…

777: Look At My Phone

Got moldy dishes in the sink This world is teetering on the brink Man I sure am in a fink And all these politicians stink Think I’ll look at my phone and drink Think I’ll look at my phone and drink Rum, tick-tok and daiquiris Twitter, scotch and instagram Gosh who even needs a fam?…

776: Gathered Belongings

Standard issue .45, socks, and a small green t-shirt. Floyd had left his pants at the ranch house three miles south on 93. He arranged his belongings on a rock, and took stock of the situation. What to do next. Floyd looked at the rock. He would need some water. That was for sure. Maybe…

774: The Back of A Napkin

It was all written out on the back of a paper napkin. Tony would take the El Dorado street exit, Thumbs would be on 5th. Charlie and Beckson would handle the lobby, Jerrold was the getaway driver. Such detail, Such finesse. It would go down in history as the greatest heist in the history of…

771: The Freedom To Fly

As a glutton for positive feedback I have greatly appreciated the response to the Bible stories I have been sharing lately. In particular, I want to shout out Benjamin who was so gracious as to include a link to one of these stories on his blog. In sharing my post Benjamin made an interesting comment…

767: Existence Is A Video Game

Your Questions Answered; Day 7 A child grows up certain everything in existence is a video game. –Rob The idea that human existence is merely a simulation is a common idea these days, having been promoted by such prominent voices as Elon Musk. The chief academic proponent of the theory is Oxford Philosopher Nick Bostrom.…

764: The Many Uses of A Baseball Bat

Your Questions Answered; Day 4 The many uses of a baseball bat? –Paul A toothpick for trolls Something to whittle A tool for fending off moose Shortening conversations with the neighbors Kneading bread As a juggling prop Something to fix furniture with Stirring the pot An instrument to to carry while speaking softly a rug…

754: The Jar

It was on the top shelf in the pantry, just behind the baking soda. I can’t remember when I first spied it, but I must have been six or seven. My Mother was a fastidious, and efficient housekeeper. Everything had its place and its purpose. Except for that one jar on top shelf in the…

753: Ask Me A Question

Seriously, ask me about anything. Philosophy, love, politics, the meaning of life, quantum computing, the more complicated the better and I will answer it in an essay. Don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to be altruistic by offering my advice to the world. Frankly, the world could do just fine without my advice.…