MONKEYS SHINED The keyboard monkeys, ad infinitum, may randomly type out a Shakespeare play, but publishing monkeys may well spite ‘em, printing only the pap that sells today. The chance of brilliance, vanishingly small, is filtered through some monkey business sense and may never make the bookshelves at all — some monkeys see […]Read more "MONKEYS SHINED"
I have to ask for help to make this happen. Bard Of Mars At “La Ville Rose” Your donation will allow me to present my poetry in person to a scientifically inclined audience of five thousand international guests. I hope to affirm for them that science and poetry are not in opposition, but benefit by […]Read more "Too Good An Opportunity To Miss"
STENDHAL SYNDROME He gave his nom de plume to a syndrome that speeds the heart and makes consciousness faint in the presence of preserved pronouncements, skillfully and visually presented, conveying significance or beauty. Art is a three-letter word, and, like God, sublime for the most part. Look in its face, and you‘ll see beyond brushstrokes […]Read more "STENDHAL SYNDROME"
EVENING NEWS “I don’t want a lecture; please don’t shout it. Just tell me what you think it means for me. I don’t want to know too much about it – just bottom-line it; the details bore me. “I don’t want to hear, if it’s depressing. Just say what’s immediately in store. My plate […]Read more "EVENING NEWS"
SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]Read more "SCENE SEEN"
Needle spins too fast to point in firm direction, easy to lose way. No one anymore can distinguish greater good from lesser evil. When profit is weighed against cost in human lives, we sail uncompassed.Read more "Moral Compass"
THEN AS NOW The first paintings on walls in a cave by Cro-Magnons were really quite brave. In the Arts, life was tough. Early critics were rough, and, at openings, few would behave. It is interesting to realize that most cave art was actually done by women. The assumption that cavemen painted cave art was […]Read more "THEN AS NOW"
EARLY FINDINGS We first didn’t even know that cells composed us (as with all other living things). Once a truth’s discovered, it can be found everywhere.Read more "Early Findings"
PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL Be careful what analogies you use. Sometimes they are literally taken and could misrepresent, mislead, confuse, or trap in a premise that’s mistaken the very minds that you seek to inform about the design and nature of things, and, worse, it could just cause them to conform to notions false and erred […]Read more "PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL"
INTELLECT AND CONVICTION Einstein was brilliant, we all can agree. He opened up new possibility – the Theory of Relativity he worked out, questing for simplicity. His equation, E=mc2, is a well-accepted reality; there’s no doubt about how well it has fared in destruction and practicality. Though people know this, most don’t understand the […]Read more "Intellect and Conviction"