UNEQUIVICAL STAGING Within a month of the date I was born, the Nobel Prize for Physics went to Born and Bothe – it seems the committee was torn as to whose breakthrough they would thus adorn. The world into which I was delivered was just discovering certitude wrong. Absolute exactness clearly quivered. Uncertain dualism came […]Read more "UNEQUIVICAL STAGING"
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"
The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010),
originally published in Bangalore Review as flash fiction,
is actually a science-fiction, narrative, Shakespearean sonnet.Read more "The Mistaken Time Traveller (Circa 2010)"
Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Collective:
The magician on the television invited his audience to discern how he worked his prestidigitation. Lying on his stomach in front of the screen, Little Timmy propped himself higher on his elbows. He was eager to learn. The magician said, ”Belief is the key.” So Timmy sat up and…
It’s not in a far distant galaxy. It’s less than a thousand light years away – This gassy rope of stellar nursery a sine wave, crisscrossing our Milky Way. Nine thousand light years long, not far from Earth, astronomers today just noticed it. Although parts of it were seen giving birth, our optics […]Read more "THE RADCLIFFE WAVE (“More Things in Heaven …”)"
BETELGEUSE (Big Orange Ball Of Hot Air) An elderly giant, beyond your time,. you were the candidate most thought might blow; you fit the classic, tragic paradigm. All focused on you, expecting a show … “The hotter the star, the briefer its span.” When recently you began to look dim, we hoped to […]Read more "BETELGEUSE (Big Orange Ball Of Hot Air)"
🎤 SCIENTIFIC CONCEIT As striking as a scientist’s mind is and undeniable as is his math, focus, by definition, tightens his perception, as he strides along his path. While his predictive powers gain in might, and understanding and progress accrue, he takes pride in his clarity of sight, not apprehending it’s narrowed his […]Read more "Scientific Conceit"
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"
THE SHEER POWER OF LIGHT AND THOUGHT Regard the radiometer – a toy as well as scientific instrument, a vacuum bulb with racing flags inside, an inverse top that spins with endless joy and makes the photon’s power evident with one absorbing, one reflecting side. Requiring no battery or plug, the particle-waves providing power […]Read more "THE SHEER POWER OF LIGHT AND THOUGHT"
ONE PARADISE One molecule was life’s first ancestor. This may be true, but no one knows for sure. The double helix seems essential for what we call life to survive and endure. Evolving from one strand of DNA when amino acids were lightning struck, life reproduced itself in an array of forms from this […]Read more "ONE PARADISE"