October 29, 2008

The History of Science

Filed under: General,Now — mhanlon @ 10:19 pm

“Mommy! Daddy! I caught a fish!” The fish in question, well, it was a fish. It was just… dead. Making an educated guess that the fish didn’t die in transit from the water to the edge of the blanket, both I and my wife congratulated our son, took the fish gratefully (and with delicate fingers), […]

October 22, 2008

Pure Darkness

Filed under: General,Now — mhanlon @ 11:18 am

[The scene is pure darkness. Not a thing to be seen. This is because you are listening to an audio recording some years in the future, a future which you cannot imagine, and perhaps you like listening to audio recordings in the future with your eyes closed, anyway, so you cannot see the hovercars zooming […]

October 14, 2008

A Quick Note…

Filed under: General,Now — Tags: — mhanlon @ 11:55 pm

He nearly spilled it, walking in the door. I could see him futzing around with something in the kitchen through my office door. I was meant to be working on… something. Some thing or other for a client, and I couldn’t, for the life of me, wrestle that gigantic thing into a more manageable one […]

October 8, 2008

The Slugabed

Filed under: General,Now — mhanlon @ 4:04 pm

The future president comes to visit.