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God in the Eyes

December 23, 2018

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Out of nothing I have created a strange new universe. — Janos Bolyai Is there a God? I have no idea. But if there is one, He (or She or It) ought to be really, really impressive. The standard God who watches the Game Board of the Universe and occasionally moves some of the pieces, is so … so … human. And that’s a […]

The Genie Problem

November 25, 2018

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It would be much better to call a halt in material progress and discovery rather than to be mastered by our own apparatus and the forces which it directs. — Winston Churchill In the debate about Artificial Intelligence — will it be a good thing? Will it bring destruction? — there’s a big divide between […]

The Billionaire Soirée — a short story

September 30, 2018

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A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth. — Sydney Madwed Shortly after I made my first billion, I got invited to a very swank, exclusive party. All the invitees were billionaires. This would be a […]

Glakreg, cont. — a short story

July 8, 2018

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[Glakreg’s story begins at this link] No one knows they’re not dreaming. Not one of us. Not ever. Not for one single moment of our lives. — Doctor Who I was doing fine until I set off the quantum fluctuation. It’s been trouble ever since. I was finishing up my college physics project, an experiment […]

Not the Same as a Rapist

March 18, 2018

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I have been sexually harassed, I have been sexually abused, and I have been date-raped. And, don’t tell me they are all the same, because they are not. They are not the same. . . . And, I don’t want to throw everybody on the same manure pile. Being a jerk is not the same […]

The Light Within — a short story

February 18, 2018

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[**WARNING: This story contains scenes that may not be suitable for younger readers. Please use discretion.**] Love is like a friendship caught on fire. — Bruce Lee You’re the fire burning inside of me. ― Kelvin O’Ralph It began, strangely enough, in a cemetery. The headstones stood, some at odd angles, on a grassy hillside that […]

Rude or Rape?

December 17, 2017

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If you’re a person who complains about everything all the time, then you’re just the boy who cried ‘wolf.’ But if you do it on occasion and about the right reasons, then people listen. — Bryan Cranston At the height of the Vietnam War sit-ins, The New Yorker admonished protesters about using the word “totalitarian” […]