“To be 21st Century scientists on Mars, in fact, but at the same time living within 19th-century social systems, based on 17th-century ideologies. It’s absurd, it’s crazy, it’s – it’s- … it’s unscientific! And so I say that among al the many things we transform on Mars, ourselves and our social reality should be among them. We must terraform not only Mars, but ourselves.” -Arkady Bogdanov, in ‘Red Mars,’ by Kim Stanley Robinson (pg 89)
Month: April 2018
Gentle Ways to be Encouraged to Pay your Library Fine
I was back in Vancouver, and making my rounds through the libraries to snatch up books I’d put on hold while I was away. It was going pretty well — #1 on the list was The Vital Question in preparation for a book club meeting I had in a few days — but it was…
Back in Compass, Drunk on Pen. Pants Quest: CONCLUSION
It should here be noted that all four new pens were obtained on a Thursday, which some of you might consider spooky … Kind of like how I only acquire new hats on days that I eat pizza, or how it rains if I step outside.
Enemy Days: the Rabbit, the Cross, the Sword, and the Stone
A rooster had been struck by a stray bolt of this lightning, and had grown to the size of a stallion. It crowed with a yearning for the blood of its enemies. Jesus crowed in answer, and so great was the thunder in his voice that every woman in sight of the mountain bore a child on the spot.