Copyright 2019 by Anthony Stevens “But first, on earth as Vampire sent,Thy corse shall from its tomb be rent:Then ghastly haunt thy native place,And suck the blood of all thy race;” Lord Byron In 1813 to great acclaimThe English poet rides to fameLord Byron’s words in English firstDrip blood to slake the Vampire’s thirstUrban Fantasy … More A Brief History of Geekdom
This post is going to be long and bittersweet.My oldest friend passed away from Covid, this week.The news hit me very hard. Let me explain why.Back in 1963, I was on an annual vacation in Mexico City with my grandmother.Her husband was a contractor that built several apartment buildings and we had a small, top-floor … More COVID SUCKS!
It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish … More Maybe we don’t have it that bad?
Way back in October of 2011, my wife and I had the privilege of a short ride through the Pennsylvania fall colors on the East Broad Top narrow gauge railway. I’ve shared a few photos of this place in the past, but had forgotten I had a whole bunch of shots from that trip. The … More East Broad Top Flashback
I just posted a reading and conversation with Dominic Albanese. It’s time well spent with a marvelous story teller.
An established poet by the name of Dominic Albanese has written a book called “Dear Miss B”. It’s not a giant tome but rather, a series of brilliant glimpses into the turmoil of the 60s. While I love epic novels in fiction, I prefer more concise biographical pieces and this fits the bill. I’ve read … More REVIEW: Dear Miss B
Let’s get some things straight here. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their pure forms are evil, for different reasons. A limited form of Capitalism is needed to give incentive for people to work and plan for the future. A limited form of Socialism is needed to provide public services such as highways, social safety nets, … More Political Memes [rant]
While my favorite reading is Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, or Steampunk, I try to read non-fiction books several times a year. Most of the time these are either historical or scientific works. These serve not only as part of my ongoing education but also to cleanse the mental palette. Currently, I’m enjoying a wonderful bit … More At Home: A Review
The Supreme Court of the US has just determined that 3D CAD files of weapons are protected under first amendment “freedom of speech”. Anyone with what is today, a very expensive 3D printer, will be able to print components for their own firearms. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Within the next five … More 3D Printers
The Goal is Survival of the Species The number one reason for any sort of space industry and associated colonies is to get all of our eggs out of the single basket that is the Earth. Sooner or later, something is going to try and wipe out humanity. I only hope we are prepared when … More Stepping Stones