Van living has been a challenge for my old bones, and getting a chance to visit here has been a rare luxury. But now I'm rehabbing an old trailer on community land and even get time to write a little. Each year I re-edit a novella I wrote - a 9/11 Truther novel of sorts - revising the contents with any new developments, such as the engineering modeling experiments regarding Building 7 of the WTC complex recently completed at the University of Fairbanks. It was the third,…Continue
Added by MV Neland on September 10, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Tonight on One Step Beyond We shall Explore a secret project undertaken by an elite enclave of scientists responsible for creating Time Travel! At first they argued amongst themselves over what would be the most beneficent act in the interests of mankind they could undertake. They weighed the long range effects of going too far back in history so they stuck with recent destructive people who could be erased by covert…Continue
Added by Doc Vega on July 30, 2018 at 4:39pm — No Comments
When I woke up, I was a bird.
I pulled my beak out from under my wing and looked around, shaking my feathers loose and stretching my long neck.
Well THIS is a fine thing.…Continue
He was awake. All of him. Clearly. Ahem.
“Well, can’t waste THAT,” he laughed when he caught her looking.
And they were off to the races yet again. This was, what? The third time? No, fourth, since they stumbled into her apartment late last night.…Continue
Bill Gates Warns of Pandemic That Could Harm 33 Million: Bill Gates says the U.S. and other world governments are falling short in preparing the world population for the “significant probability of a large modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes.” Gates went on to add that if we don’t contain this treat now, its quite possible the majority of computers…Continue
Warren woke with the chickens. It had been his habit since childhood when he actually was awakened by the sound of the neighbor’s rooster crowing. Swinging his legs over the side of the bed he almost reached out to see if Betty was up, and then the persistent grief of her loss settled over him as it had done now for the past year.
Warren Krueger and Betty Peterson had been an item since he came back from the navy at 22. He had been a Machinist’s Mate and part of the Auxiliary Group…Continue
Smithsonian Publishes Controversial Article on Jellyfish: An article in Smithsonian Magazine claims that jellyfish are essentially a boneless, bloodless and brainless species whose mouth also doubles as their anus. Now I have no idea what the Smithsonian has against jellyfish, but this is the kind of hurtful name-calling is not exactly what one would expect from a respected scientific journal and it needs to stop now.…Continue
Added by Johnny Robish on April 14, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments
In spite of having been a Cubs fan my entire life, I've decided to become a Yankees fan... because they clearly have the BEST concessions stands.
(...and yes, this IS fiction... pure unadulterated fiction... I would slit my own throat before becoming a freak'in "Stankees" fan... which would almost be as disgusting as becoming a "Sillies" or "Red Sux"…Continue
She awoke to the sensation of beads of moisture running over the olive skin of her face into a sweat soaked pillow. The sun coming around the torn window shade was hot on her face and the combination of heat, light and hangover sent her scrambling down the hall from her rented room to the bathroom she shared with the other two tenants on the floor.
Most of the porcelain had been worn away from the bathroom doorknob giving it an organic,…Continue
I am known on Our Salon for my brevity.
Trump Labels FBI Raid on Cohen’s Office a Witch Hunt: FBI agents have conducted a raid on the office of President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, which prompted the President to describe it as a “disgraceful situation” and a “total witch hunt.” Well, Trump’s certainly right about it being a "disgraceful situation,” but fortunately for all of…Continue
Triceratops May Have Had Horns to Attract Mates: A study published in a Royal Society journal found that the aggressive-looking armor of horned dinosaurs such as Triceratops, may actually have evolved to signal an animal's suitability as a sexual partner - known as socio-sexual selection. Or, to put it another way, these guys were pretty damned horny.…Continue
Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions: After it secured a $15 million investment from wealthy Republican donor Robert Mercer, the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission and turned it all over to the Trump election campaign. And that, my friends, is precisely why I always make it a point to never to post anything on social media that I…Continue
Romanian Court Informs Man He’s Legally Dead: A 63-year-old Romanian man asked the court in the town of Barlad to overturn a death certificate obtained by his wife after he had spent the last two decades in Turkey, completely out of contact with his family - but the court…Continue
Trump Continues Purge With McMaster Firing: According to people familiar with his plans, President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements. True to his word, President Trump has assembled all the best people to fire. Wonder how General McMaster will learn his fate? I’m gonna go out on a limb here and place my bet on either Instagram or Snapchat.…Continue
For years I have avoided his films, not out of any moral sensibility but as an aesthetic response to his increasing reliance on flat-footed, gratuitous deus ex machina plot devices (as in Blue Jasmin, and, earlier, in Match Point). Those devices speak to a serious diminution (if not a lazy surrender) of talent. The director's at-best questionable personal relationships trouble, but in a strange way, not as poignantly as I was…Continue
The creek wound around at least half of the farm. A row of trees lined the banks of it on both sides leaving a long shadowy trail that left the water dark and ominous looking by the time late afternoons rolled around. I hated ever getting in there much less when…Continue
It seems just like it all happened such a short time ago as I look back on my childhood. Living thirty miles from the nearest town put us quite a ways out from the heart beat of the general public. Just me, my paw, and my little brother and that farm. Way out in the middle of no where was our home. I still…Continue
Added by Doc Vega on December 27, 2017 at 1:14pm — No Comments
A student-centered classroom is premised by the understanding that student needs come first. However, the concept of a student-centered classroom needs to be implemented by a principled, experienced teacher with a vision informed by research and best practices. According to Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Thompson, Grace and Cohen, student/children need three things: “RECOGNITION, CONNECTION & POWER.” …Continue