Word count 1776                                                  Balance On June 23 2005 a hiker that I knew got a request from The Balance Disorders Lab of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to find males from ages 52-73 to join a balance study with the goal of better … Continue reading Balance

Altared States

Word count 787                                    A few days after my wife Celestine died suddenly from encephalitis, I got a phone call that I suspected was some form of condolence.  I had not recovered enough to talk to anyone, but the caller ID – Jellane Jefferson - shocked … Continue reading Altared States


 Word count 3078 Interviewer – Here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the interview with God.  Because we are mostly broadcast to English speaking areas, we’d like to concentrate on Western concerns.  Welcome to WXYZ television, God.  First question, what should we call you? God … Continue reading Interview


 Word Count 573                                             Language report 2019 -2119 During the last hundred yrs great progress has bin made in American Language.  This essay will kover the trends and landmarks of that period. The drivers of the changes were 2 movements.  1 went under the banner “If … Continue reading Inpler

Brave Newt World

 Word count 799                                          When an Antarctic scientist uncovered an alien space ship while digging for a latrine, he sent for the best crypto-biologists, archaeologists and astronomers to come to the Antarctic base.  After the local Antarctic scientists were assembled, they entered the ship which had … Continue reading Brave Newt World


 Word count 552                                   At 8pm on a Thursday night Duke received a call from Sally, his regular barber of five years. “Duke, this is Sally from ‘Hair Apparent’ where you get your hair cut.  I got your number from your sign in at the shop.” … Continue reading Barberian