The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

10/31/2017
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Below the Surface

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time … Continue reading

09/18/2017
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That’s Asinine!

“That’s asinine,” I texted. It was. Nonsense. But the rule-setters thought it was sensible. “Asinine.” The word of my day. Flair with a wisp of crudeness. Insulting. Joking. Use your head! Asinine. The story Jacob’s accuser told of that first … Continue reading

09/19/2016
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Wordsmith

Sometimes a phrase or a sentence sticks and resonates with you; you wish you could write such a description. Here is how Parker described double agent Kim Philby and le Carré’s father. “But both men were double-sided, truth-inverting, charismatic, untainted … Continue reading