Sunday, June 28, 2015

Another beautiful weekend in Central Iowa

Star Trek festival, Art show, Walk in the park, etc.   Lots going on this time of year.  Hope all can enjoy it half as much as I have.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Values still available

Here they are:

New Venture - two guys on an asteroid, anything can happen - and does.  (not a love story)

The Osmotics - in an aquatic vision of the future, a young man embarks on a life-changing journey.

Shadow Intersection - a collection of poems.  Light summer reading.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Greenery Frames Chicanery

They buzz, keen, hover,
probe, bite, sting...
DEET defenses little comfort against tiny
dive-bombers attacking.

Sweet Cicada serenades fade,
replaced by mosquito brigades.
Moths flutter at the fringes,
tease eyesight with motes of excitement.

In the winter there are no bugs;
we shiver and stomp through snow un-assaulted.
Cold and wet on a day in January,
but one will soon dry - seems great from a distance.

But on this summer morning beauty
shimmers and gives way to heavy heat.
Sweaty bodies slap, trying to fend off gnats.

“Was this what we were waiting for?”

yep yep yep.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Solstice sweetness

Gorgeous weather for camping out, grilling, swimming or just about anything.  Hope one and all have a great time this summer, no matter what the challenges.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Brains in the City

I am hungry for flesh,
that is all I know now.
My pieces fall off if they are damaged,
but I keep walking on shredded feet,
bones protrude and leave a trail.

I follow vibrant fleshy beings,
end up in giant room full of displays:
People keep trying to sell me things,
or have their picture taken with me
(what is a 'picture'?)

Someone discovers I don't have a wristband,
and ushers me out of the room;
When I try to eat their exposed flesh they scream,
security grabs me and throws me out the door.
“Nice costume, guy, but you don't bite people here.”

I manage to rise, and trudge downtown;
the ripe flesh odor overpowers me,
and I try to bite and eat several.
Fleshy fists and hard-shod feet drive me away.
So I end up behind a small red-lit emporium,
and try to pull myself together.

A woman in high heels clicks by, stops, gives me
a look-over, then eyes widen and she runs.
I rise up, but too late. She darts inside a door in
front of the emporium. I try and follow.
The door gives me trouble, but I finally get it open, and scrape-walk in there.
She sees me and screams. Other people gasp. They look tasty too.
But some guy behind the counter is not amused.
He pulls out a pistol and aims at me.

“Get out of here now, buster, or else.”

I reply,
“You can't kill me I am already dead.”
(now how do I know that?)
He fires anyway, and I lose some bits.
I come at him, and he fires again, twice.
He misses, and hits someone else.
Everyone is shrieking or yelling.
I reach the clerk, grab him and bite his forehead.
It tastes delicious...

So the next time someone tells you that
there is good head to be had at the
local adult bookstore,
Believe them!

  • a discerning zombie.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Had your renewal lately

Sitting in Church the message was clear,
You are born again of the spirit of God.
No change to your flesh, but to the spirit inside.
As though you were mentally re-made...

This caused me to consider all the ways we
as humans are renewed in spiritual mentality...
As we grow early in life we experience the
wonder of discovery, with parental help.

Then we reach adolescence, and new feelings
come into our consciousness, physical and mental.
Simple two-dimensionality given great depth of
emotion and sensation. Strengthening, we want more.

We get it, growing finally into our early twenties,
full of all the answers, ambitions, potentialities.
Our quickening abilities are nearly godlike;
Conquering, mating, joining with partners,
new offspring come into life. We discover
new priorities and focuses, things that matter most.

Then we are granted a repeat of childhood through
our children's eyes – another renewal.
All along, we are renewed each day from rest,
renewed each weekend by days off,
renewed each season by fresh holidays,
renewed after each winter by summers warmth.
Renewed in middle-age as the kids leave the nest,
and once again we have free time to pursue interests.

There is a life template of renewals in our background,
making it easier to understand the greatest one of all:
rebirth in the spirit of God and granted life eternal.
But of course we must first expire to see if it is true!

Nevertheless, humans have been granted a lot of renewals,
even if they have never owned a car, boat or motorcycle.

- end

Friday, May 29, 2015

Common Sense

So we can build a giant pipeline in the 1970's to transport crude oil to the lower 48 states from Alaska to feed our addiction to oil.  But just let some western states, mainly California, wither away from drought, and everyone wrings their hands and cries oh woe is us, whatever do we do? 

Come on, I mean really.  Aren't we still an industrial nation, capable of large-scale projects?  Hello!
We need to construct a 36 inch pipe from either Alaska, or at the very least, Washington state, to California.  Washington state = lots of rain.  California = lots of sun.   So how about California swaps some power for Washington water, and everyone gets something they need.   Do we not have any daring left in this country?  Any can-do spirit?  This is one time we can pull together as Americans and solve a large-scale problem, not to mention create a lot of jobs in the process.   And the environmental impact of a water spill is, gosh, maybe a pond or a puddle here and there.    Something we could probably live with. 

Support a pipeline to transport a life-giving substance from an abundant location to one where it is desperately needed.   Let's build a water pipe to California today. 

After all, the Romans did it 2000 years ago...