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Are We Becoming Eloi?

The Eloi were, of course, the child-like, cattle-like race of humans in H. G. Wells' "The Time Machine." They didn't do anything except sit around in the sun, eat the food and wear the clothes provided to them by mysterious means without even wondering where they came from. They were used as food by the … Continue reading Are We Becoming Eloi?

The Casual Time Traveler

Time travel. Who hasn’t thought about what they’d do if they had the chance to go back in time and change something? Maybe you’d find a way to prevent an evil dictator from being born (Hitler, Castro, Pol Pot), stop John Wilkes Booth from assassinating Lincoln, save the Romanovs from being murdered. The problem is … Continue reading The Casual Time Traveler

Future Sci-Fi

More random bizarro thinking on my part. I suddenly started wondering what science fiction of the future will be. Today most science fiction is focused on colonizing other planets, alien encounters, high-tech taking over, dystopias, the fall of civilization, robots, AI, time travel, extending human life. Ok, that's a whole lotta stuff. In say, a … Continue reading Future Sci-Fi

Watch the Birdy

Quite by accident, I found a movie on cable about fanatical bird watchers, called "The Big Year."  The movie came out in 2011 but I think it probably escaped most peoples' notice. It was listed as a comedy, but from what I saw of it, it wasn't all that funny. It was interesting, however, if you … Continue reading Watch the Birdy

Weekly Card – Knight of Cups

This week we have the dreamy Knight of Cups from the Hudes Tarot. He's looking all wistful and serious, maybe he's had his heart broken. The water in his cup is showing the southern ecliptic. I don't know if Hudes follows the standard Cups/Water/West; Swords/Air/East; Wands/Fire/South; Pentacles/Earth/North attributions or not. While knights often indicate movement, … Continue reading Weekly Card – Knight of Cups

What Do You Want? Weekly Card Reading

So here's a deck I've had for some time, but have never actually read with. It's the World Spirit Tarot, and for some reason I never worked with it. It's been gently calling to me, nagging me, for the last few months, and now it's full-on blocking the door and won't let me leave until … Continue reading What Do You Want? Weekly Card Reading

I’m Not One of You (I Hope)

Who are you people, and how did you get control of this planet? I suppose I'm depressed. If you suffer from it, you know that no amount of jokes or friendly ribbing is going to tease you out of it. Oh sure, you can put up the smile the way you put up Christmas lights … Continue reading I’m Not One of You (I Hope)

500!

So begins a new segment of my blog, like unveiling a new wing of the building. I expect the furnishings will remain eclectic. With this post I have written five-hundred posts on Filling Spaces. (yeah-yeah, don't count the other blogs, it'll ruin the moment) Anyway, it seemed like the occasion was worthy of a little … Continue reading 500!

Weird Things I Wonder About

You guys are probably used to my bizarre musings, but just in case the needle on the weird-o-meter hasn't been pegged lately, allow me to give it a nudge. I'm a huge classical music fan (as you no doubt know) so I've often felt sad thinking about people who lived before Mozart was born and … Continue reading Weird Things I Wonder About