Notes from the Last Days of Oakston

When we were children, we in the general sense here, there was no stopping us. The world that existed was made up of 20 streets, a Target that felt like it was as far away as Egypt and an old man across the street who loved their leaf blower a little too much.  We rode … Continue reading Notes from the Last Days of Oakston

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Planet Hopping – Mars

Captain’s Journal. Date: Irrelevant. For when science is the task, the task takes as long as it takes. Deadlines matter not aboard my ship. HQ feels differently.  Dear entertainment connoisseur, today I met someone. I picked up a cherry Slurpee at a 7/11 in the asteroid belt and then hopped over to a quiet corner … Continue reading Planet Hopping – Mars

Planet Hopping – Gaspra

Captain’s Journal. Date Taco Tuesday. But frankly, as I travel the stars by myself with no one to judge or love me, I ensure that Taco Tuesday happens at least 6 nights a week.  I’m just finishing up a review of the great wandering asteroid Gaspra. Yes, that’s right dear lovers of the cosmic tale, … Continue reading Planet Hopping – Gaspra

Not Quick Enough

The computer screen dimmed and the keyboard lights turned off. Terry closed the laptop and walked away from his day job for the evening. The walk to the parking lot was quick, but never quick enough. After eight to ten hours a day putting together user manuals, Terry was always in a rush to get … Continue reading Not Quick Enough

We Don’t Live on the Surface Anymore – Part Five

Part 4 A straight line between me and the building across the park does exist, but there are a hundred or so zombies along that line and I don’t like those odds.  I do like bagels and french fries. Not death by monsters. I know I should take a moment to enjoy the scenery, breathe … Continue reading We Don’t Live on the Surface Anymore – Part Five

We Don’t Live on the Surface Anymore – Part 4

Part 3 I kept coming back to a memory today. In Duckburg, we have a circus/carnival area that was established by our one clown. While I have never visited this circus/carnival because it was established by a clown, I have thrown bags of rocks into it. One because forget that clown, and two there aren’t … Continue reading We Don’t Live on the Surface Anymore – Part 4

We Don’t Live on the Surface Anymore – Part 3

Part Two I cannot believe how big the trees are up here.  I’m walking down a dirt path surrounded by trunks so wide they would clog every tunnel ever built underground.  We could finally be rid of Cogston! No, no, that’s mean. They’re good people. They just...it’s hard to explain. Vines are creeping up and … Continue reading We Don’t Live on the Surface Anymore – Part 3