Billy Pilgrim, PTSD, and the art of time travel

"Those were vile people in both those cities, as is well known.  The world was better off without them. And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been.  But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So … Continue reading Billy Pilgrim, PTSD, and the art of time travel

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A sabbath rest

Rest.  What a wonderful word.  It brings with it feelings of relaxation and refreshment; a chance to renew the spirit and bring a freshness back to the old routines of life.  Many of us look forward to periods of rest so we can separate ourselves from the everyday mundane pace of work and enjoy some … Continue reading A sabbath rest

Pondering the legacy of the 60s counterculture and the political fallout

It was almost noon, and we still had more than a hundred miles to go.  They would be tough miles.  Very soon, I knew, we would both be completely twisted.  But there would be no going back, and no time to rest. ~Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Here I sit, surrounded … Continue reading Pondering the legacy of the 60s counterculture and the political fallout