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"
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"
DARK ENERGY ILLUSION If you travel at near the speed of light, the Universe before you seems to shrink, but as you slow down, then what you see might appear to expand, so that’s what you’d think. And if this actually is the case – that what we see is truly expanding – as we […]Read more "DARK ENERGY ILLUSION"
DIVINE RECKONING When our machines grow capable of thought, and we assign them to the greatest task – to find the answers that mankind’s long sought and learn what is behind Creation’s mask – they likely will respond in God’s own tongue – the language that we call mathematics. Equations, like sacred psalms, will be […]Read more "DIVINE RECKONING"
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN They operate contrary to the rules of common sense that we hold dear as proof that what we know is right, that we’re no fools and senses we possess perceive the truth. They ramble through eleven dimensions. Their motions, seemingly governed by chance, confuse and amend our comprehensions […]Read more "TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN"
PAYLOAD SPECIALIST for Christa McAuliffe McAulliffe, lone civilian on doomed flight, who staked her life on those whom she believed would bring her fame that she could use to teach when she returned to Earth, shall be long grieved. For something sadly simple as a seal the engines catastrophically failed. Let’s not point fault, but rather […]Read more "PAYLOAD SPECIALIST"
THE INVENTOR Tesla dreamt the world that was meant to be with free electricity and air cars, but Edison, quite unfortunately, was reaching into pockets, not for stars. After a meager grant from old J. P., he began Utopia’s legacy; Nobly naïve, Tesla gave it for free, thus making this backer his enemy. He could […]Read more "THE INVENTOR"
IS THAT A HADRON IN YOUR POCKET? Two things cannot occupy the same space, But, if they’re bosons, this doesn’t apply. Like clowns in a clown car, they can embrace the same quantum state, but no one knows why. Of course, they cannot be negative or get any sort of a charge out of […]Read more "IS THAT A HADRON IN YOUR POCKET?"