Late Night Bull Session

A few billion of us around the globe got together (virtually) and decided to hold a late night bull session. We thought a little collaboration might solve the world’s problems. This presented a few complications because we can’t all talk at once, and we speak different languages. Also, it isn’t […]

Late Night Bull Session

Not Thurber

Not Thurber

When I realized that I am not James Thurber and never would be, I stayed at the bar too long, had too much to drink and wound my way home to unwind. In my diminished state, I hung my hat on my wife and kissed the hat rack before collapsing […]


Licensed

I could have gone to their offices. They have a local office. But I just downloaded and printed out the forms. It took a couple of minutes to fill them out. Then—get this!—I had to get an envelope and stamp and actually mail the form to a P.O. box. I […]

Licensed

That's Their Probkem

That’s Their Problem

Behind them the old guys were still at it. Four guys were throwing styrofoam “rocks” at two old guys with mist-spouting “guns.” In the desert, the mist felt pretty good to the rock throwers but that didn’t stop their ferocity. Chaim and Ali were eating dinner, amused by the antics. […]


The AZ-Tech Project

They were grad students from the little-known Arizona Institute of Technology and they were working on a secret project in the desert. After spending years studying signals from a series of programmatically connected radio-telescopes, they discovered the alien signal. When they plotted the points, it became clear that they were […]

The AZ-Tech Project

Killer App

Killer App

I made it and I’m glad. No longer will the name Clyde Dalrymple be the subject of ridicule. At last, they will respect, no revere me. Sometimes, by mistake, things appear in the world that cause trouble. Flashing colors in a cartoon that give Japanese kids seizures. A poorly marked […]