the nature of reality

2000.01.21 (updated : 2008.03.24)

I am very wise. I mean I must be, I have a website! And that's how it works, right?

luck (and bird shit)

1998
One of my beliefs is that everything in life is attributable in some (large) respect to luck.

turning thirty

2001
And then, quite suddenly, I turned thirty.

turning forty

2013.03.03
Wow, I've turned forty. And it's wrought some changes!

turning fifty

2021.03.04
They say that fifty is the new forty. But looking back, comparing the two ages seems absurd.

oh Fermi and your paradox

2020.01.31
Why the Fermi paradox is so interesting, and why I blame theropods.

quantum science for a real mind-bend

2019.11.25
Quantum science is crazy I don't know where to start. Fun!

allosaurus vs. t-rex

2012.03.20
My son is, as I write this, four years old. He's been a rabid fan of dinosaurs for over half his life. Curiously, he prefers the T-Rex to the Allosaurus. Here's why he's wrong.

a smuggler in the family

2002.07.18
my grandfather was a smuggler during WWII

page this!

1998.02.13
A story in which a pilot in my family chucked his pager out the window, thousands of feet above worldly concerns.

seventy seven kilometers from nowhere

2023.10.28
One day I decided to cycle to a distant lake. I fell short by a few kilometers, and needed a rescue.

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Live the dream

Just went over your web site,,,awesome,I am going crossed eyed of late, doing so much reasearch on moving to Australia, doesnt have to be perminent,its overwhelming at times, I have a bug up my butt about going there, I did the same thing about 12 years ago and got my green card for the US, now I have to go to Australia, if you have the time,anyone, to help out a fellow Canadian land on Oz, I would be ever so greatful, I have a professional job now, was hoping that might jump my chances, but time is running out, I am 41 and I hear they frown on us oldies,, thankyou ...........Karen

Karen
2002.05.29 00:00:00

Hi, Karen. Sorry it took me a month to get back to your comments on my web site. You're thinking of going back to Australia to work? Are you looking for tips on how to arrange it?

-Michael

rand()m quote

Satires which the censor can understand are justly forbidden

—Karl Kraus