|| Blade Runner, originally released in 1982, was filmed as a Dystopia set in 2019, and will soon have a sequel set, I assume, in 2049. Rolling into 2017 makes us less than two years away from experiencing it for reals. And while we certainly need to get a jump-start on the Offworld Colonies, flying … Continue reading The Utopian Paradise of Blade Runner
The inspiration for this poem hit last week and I started writing it then. It is the first poem I've written in, literally, years, and it is most definitely a product of the current turmoil coming from President Bannon's pushing of White Nationalism on the nation. Plain, Plaid Dress A town, a city, a quiet suburb? … Continue reading Plain, Plaid Dress
I was trying to get a picture of my puppy-dog Zack, but he was being somewhat less than cooperative. I went back through the photos after giving up, and realized they lined up pretty nice for memefication. Please feel free to share 🙂
My Proposal for Addressing Gun Violence || The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution reads in full, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Most often when I hear the 2nd Amendment referred to it … Continue reading My Proposal for Addressing Gun Violence
On the Forciness of Lightsabers D. Paul Angel I was thinking of Star Wars recently, like you do, and I had a thought about lightsabers that I think would have made them even cooler: what if Forciness was required to control the blade? Right? So instead of just anyone flicking on a lightsaber and going … Continue reading On the Forciness of Lightsabers
Fireworks! D. Paul Angel Happy Independence Day all! With the Supreme Court finally interpreting the 14th Amendment as its written, I feel like our country has grown up just that little bit more. For my entire life the 4th of July has been a day of BBQ and fireworks; one giant birthday party for our … Continue reading Fireworks!
A Tale of Two Flags D. Paul Angel I am currently reading The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell with Sonia Lal and Katherine Hajer (who has already managed to post an early review of it!). It is a book rife with symbols. Some of which are patently obvious, some of which require … Continue reading A Tale of Two Flags