Category Archives: Fantasy/Adventure

Path — Walking on Windy Hill

Out for a walk on the path to Windy Hill; it’s the start of winter, but the grass is green and I think of spring. Where am I going? I don’t quite know. What does it matter where people go? Down … Continue reading

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Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot — A Good Read

WTF–the novel introduces the reader to SineCo,  an international digital search company that is planning to kidnap and hold for ransom all the data that you and I have given to social media, banks and governments. The massive SineCo computers … Continue reading

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The 25th Century — A Doom Scenario

Note: California City was laid out in 1958 by real estate developer and sociology professor Nat Mendelsohn on 80,000 acres of Mojave Desert land. It was never completed, but has one landowners’ resort, one PGA golf course, one prison (the California … Continue reading

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London – The Twilight of the Gods

Summer reading takes us to London.  Something is not quite right in London’s beautiful Hampstead Heath Park. Is a dog-walker hugging that majestic English Oak? No, she is talking to it. How odd. Oh the infamy of it all – … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Escaped God Particle Terrorizes Countryside

My summer reading always includes at least one sci-fi novel; the choice this year is Book: The God Particle, A Simple Tale of Subatomic Particle Metaphysics by Scottish writer Peter Lihou. Lihou’s story begins with a news event: a European … Continue reading

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Illustrated Tales of Nations—German Cigarette Cards

The Chinese Nightingale is an illustrated folk tale set in ancient China. The charming story is included in Tales of the Nations (Märchen der Völker), illustrations and stories produced as part of a German cigarette advertising promotion just before WWII. … Continue reading

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The Strain—Vampires Dine On New York City’s Finest

The NY City Hall subway station lies beneath City Hall Park just blocks from the World Trade Center construction site. Now fallen on hard times, the ornate subway station is featured in The Strain, a Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck … Continue reading

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