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Are you sure you’re not a fictional character?

You're so awesome; are you sure you're not a fictional character? This is the most common question I get asked. I know, I exude awesomeness. And it seems like that sort of awesomeness couldn't exist in the real world. But it does. Okay, maybe people never point out my awesomeness or speculate on my realness.… Continue reading Are you sure you’re not a fictional character?

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Dream time: a place of art

  This is the best damn dream I have had in a while. For several reasons. Set the scene: It was winter, in a foreign city somewhere I had never been before. I was wandering by myself in a very explorative mood. The art: I came across this art. This wall art. The first a… Continue reading Dream time: a place of art

random, Random opinions, Writing

Intelligence and belief

Why do we believe weird things? As smart as we can be, why do we believe weird things? I am reminded of Michael Shermer’s view, when he’s asked why smart people believe weird things, like creationism, ghosts and (as with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) fairies: “Smart people are very good at rationalizing things they came… Continue reading Intelligence and belief

fantasy fiction, reading, review

Book Review: Grave Yard Shift

Grave Yard Shift is by Michael F. Haspil The basics of the story What we have here is a gritty urban fantasy. My favorite sub-genre lately. Alex Menkaure, the mummy, and his vampire associate Marcus are partners. They encounter a case with poisoned synthetic blood. The blood makes any vampire who tries it enraged with… Continue reading Book Review: Grave Yard Shift

fantasy fiction, Short pieces, Writing

A short: Dreamscape

This is a story of possible alternate world, sleeping meds, and insomnia “It’s sleep paralysis. I Googled it,” I said. “I value your internet skills, but remember I am the doctor,” Dr. Smythe told me dryly. I got the impression he was mocking my self-researching abilities. “I’m just saying, sounds like it to me.” Dr.… Continue reading A short: Dreamscape