I recently read a Guardian article online. The title was so maliciously provocative that it sucked me in. ‘Stephen Fry (a British comedian) on an Irish TV program denounced God as “utterly evil, capricious and monstrous”, if he were to exist.’ It set off a shit storm of 2550 comments and counting. In case you… Continue reading Another La Brea Tar Pit Conversation
About my first novel Prologue: In 1991 my wife of 15 years decided that she had enough of me and we divorced. As a direct result my engineering career lost its focus. I lost all promotional drive. All I could really do was act through the motions like I gave a shit (when I really… Continue reading Journey to La Paz
In The Guardian this morning I was pulled into an article by the title, ‘Coldplay: how can something so banal be so powerful?’ I’ve never liked Coldplay and so I was interested in hearing a similar voice express how a pop band so banal could be so popular. I had to pull out of the… Continue reading Coldplay
What an absolutely marvelous day today was! I got up and did all the usual pleasing things: Watched the sunrise. Drank a cup of strong black Mexican coffee. Ate a couple of hardboiled eggs with some homemade hot sauce. Then had a little yogurt with granola. Checked the news on the internet. I was running… Continue reading How to Expat
How fragile our egos are! And I am speaking specifically of my own here. Preface to say, writing is a funny obsession. I write primarily for three reasons: Obviously because I can’t help myself and also because it is a very useful exercise to explain the world to oneself; but also because my writing is… Continue reading More on Writing
There are now 7 billion people on the planet. The earth, being a finite system, has limited resources. A new research study funded by NASA ‘based on a new cross-disciplinary ‘Human And Nature DYnamical’ (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharri of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with… Continue reading Are you truly civilized?
The Fiesta of The Virgin of Guadalupe, celebrated in Mexico Dec. 9th – 12th, is one of the four big annual fiestas as celebrated locally here in Michoacán. (The other three are: Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and Apostol Santiago on July 25th). I call them big because the processions and party goes on all… Continue reading The Virgin of Guadalupe