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Identity Politics should die

I am a female, black, heterosexual, Texan, X-er. I bet that right now, you are judging me by my demographics? You may think that you know what my life has been like because I am female, or because I am black, but doing so means that you are judging me, and I’ve been judged this … Continue reading

America 2018

The tanks will run down the 171, And folks on the roadside will cheer. They’ll come up from the base down near Killeen. Past others who look on with fear.   The men will cry “Make America Great!” As they toss neighbors to the ground. Police in riot gear will pace the streets To make … Continue reading

Why I didn’t like Tomorrowland by an Optimistic Futurist

Today I watched the movie, Tomorrowland. It showed me a vision of the future with jet packs and gleaming white cities floating in the clouds. But despite the beauty and the vision, I was left with an undercurrent of dread and lingering fear. Why? What could I possibly object to? Is this not the future … Continue reading

Budget sociology – Learning about societies through stupid videos.

Look to your left. What do you see there? Is it a bookcase, a television, a checkout line? Odds are what you see there tells something about you and your values. Sociology is the study of societies. How people interact with each other. What they value. One low budget way to learn a bit about … Continue reading

Lunatics

“Lunatics!” is a science fiction animated web series about the very first Lunar settlers. “Someone has to be crazy enough to go first!” It’s the year 2040, and seven-year-old Georgiana Lerner is destined to become not only the first child to go into space, but she will fly all the way to the Moon with … Continue reading

Shock

The shocking white stars make me forget gravity pins me to the Earth.

Too late

Blue-rimmed horizon Scattering of moon-touched stars too late for the sun.

What I saw when I peeked out of the door

Red rimmed rainbow edges the sky still black with stars.   (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

Night cloud

Masking Orion Droplets in a moon-lit cloud echo stars beneath.

Lunatics Animatic

Lunatics Animatic. The thing that I’ll remember 2012 most for is that it is the year that I took my writing seriously and tried to publish for the first time. What we made is the web series LUNATICS whose pilot episode NO CHILDREN IN SPACE was to be animated with money that we raised in … Continue reading