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Deja Vu all over again...


Johnny’s Bad Dreams 

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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.  –Edgar Allen Poe


Adjunct professor “limited-term lecturer” Joseph Walther hadn’t seen the “thousand yard stare” for over 30 years. During the first week of class Peep recognized it on one of the…


Added by waldopaper on April 16, 2017 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Slipcraft Manifesto Incognito

The Journey  begin here:  …


Added by waldopaper on April 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Moving Into Slipspace

"Things like “doubt” and “certainty” are almost meaningless in Slipspace."

Slipspace is all the space around you that is not being used. There are fine points here about molecules, but Slipspace is a place where certain ideas get…


Added by waldopaper on November 12, 2010 at 7:25pm — 6 Comments

Faster Than The Wind...

"It's the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life! "

- Alice

It would seem to defy the laws of Physics... like going directly downwind faster than the wind. Ponder (or is it "pander?") the… Continue

Added by waldopaper on August 28, 2010 at 2:21pm — 8 Comments

Our Avitar

Our Avitar: Their Movie, Our Matrix

Avitar: embodiment; a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar

of cunning"

Sanskrit avat ra, descent (of a deity from heaven), avatar : ava, downtarati,…

Added by waldopaper on August 15, 2010 at 6:35pm — 8 Comments

The Answer to Everything

Here’s how it goes:

C 3 = Community, Coercion and Capital

Since we stopped being tribal organizations of hunter-gatherers and embraced “Civilization,” the tripod that has supported Civilization consists of three elements: Community, Coercion and Capital. Community is people;

Coercion is brute force,…


Added by waldopaper on August 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Twa Corbies

The War Fetish and the Weapons Industry

Memorial Day, 2010

"Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,

And I'll pike oot his bonny blue een;

Wi ae lock o his gowden hair

We'll theek oor nest whan it grows…


Added by waldopaper on June 1, 2010 at 12:25pm — 16 Comments

Little Bunny Foo Foo

'Little Bunny Foo Foo

I don't wanna see you

Scoopin' up the field mice

Bop 'em on the…


Added by waldopaper on May 19, 2010 at 9:00am — 23 Comments

A speech to my siblings

21 April, 2010

Just a brief note because everybody’s busy and yadda yadda. Every two days at Tech I walk in/out the door and look up Lille Street and see two phantoms at the top of the hill.…


Added by waldopaper on April 22, 2010 at 2:19pm — 4 Comments

Religious Patriots Must Die

...though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so...

John Donne

We all must die. I am not advocating murder. Here’s the



Added by waldopaper on March 6, 2010 at 7:45pm — 5 Comments

Citizens United v. FEC: A Country for Old Men

“I need you to get out of the car…”

--Chief Justice Anton Chigurh

Some background information: Nike v Kasky, 2003

" commercial speech entitled to reduced First Amendment protection or noncommercial speech entitled to traditional free-speech protection." (California... "free speech" vs.… Continue

Added by waldopaper on January 22, 2010 at 8:50am — 5 Comments

The Stars are Out.


They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. –Judges 5:20

Ton-dog snapped them off and trotted through the portal with a Porpoise. The Holly Spirit sounded in a sea of change and leaped in the lightless firmament. “Spirit two too-oh,” growled Ton-dog, sitting at the foot of Waldo’s bed. Mammals seemed a good idea.

“Look, honey,” purported Waldo, shaking a sleeping Ms.… Continue

Added by waldopaper on December 27, 2009 at 11:54am — 5 Comments

COTO- DeSoto- po-yay-to po-tah-toe

Feh- tired of re-formanning everything. Ye can read it here: COTO de-Soto. bla bla.

Know what I've noticed just today? On your bicycle, you can ...coast for MILES on smooth pavement! Up til now, me long-distance rides have been on Amish-country gravel roads... because I thought riding around me suburban "neighborhood" was rather boring... and it is... BUT... ye coast to-the-a stop rather… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 24, 2009 at 12:04am — 2 Comments

Fixing Education... the Market marches toward the Future.

Is the “education system” in the USA “broken,” and if so, how does one “fix” it? By the standards usually applied in the USA to "efficiency, predictability. calculability and control," yes, it’s broken. The cost-per-student is going up; the “test scores” are going down. What to do? Simple: apply the tried-and-proven contemporary American method that is now applied to all… Continue

Added by waldopaper on July 14, 2009 at 9:42am — 13 Comments

The Nuremberg Garden Club

So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late

-- RZ Dylan

This is only a story, and it is not meant to suggest anything in the real world. This is an imaginary story about how imaginary characters dealt with the wicked few who ruled their world... or so they thought. Neither this story nor this writer is advocating anything at all, and any references to what may seem to be real historical events are only… Continue

Added by waldopaper on June 29, 2009 at 6:29pm — 7 Comments

The Strange Family with Small Lanterns

May 12-17, 2005

our German cousins

There was a time when strangers were welcome here

Music would play, they tell me the days were sweet and clear

It was a sweeter tune and there was so much room that people…

could come from Everywhere.

--Neil Sedaka

This day in May, 2005 I am preparing for a wake. Here’s what I did last year with my 401k “retirement” money: pulled it all out of the market… Continue

Added by waldopaper on June 14, 2009 at 6:57am — 7 Comments

The Rumkowski Rabbits

Nothing heavy here. Just a sweet little parable about bunnies... and left-gatekeeper websites.

There was once a warren of rabbits. Most of them were content with being rabbits. For one thing, they had no choice. Furthermore, they realized they had certain talents that enabled them to thrive as rabbits. This they were told by their own spirit long ago:

All… Continue

Added by waldopaper on May 29, 2009 at 1:26pm — 3 Comments

Our Empire of Dirt (redux)

I hurt myself today…To see if I still feel I focus on the pain…The only thing that's real The needle tears a hole…The old familiar sting Try to kill it all away… But I remember everything ~ Hurt, by Trent Reznor

On Memorial Day we all have our own rituals. It could be grim and reflective as graveside gardening… or a good weather get-together, smoke and sauce of a backyard barbeque with the drone of Indie engines in the… Continue

Added by waldopaper on May 23, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Fork This. We have other things to do.

I have a dream. It goes back to the bad old days in the USA during the Vietnam “war” and the naïve children that we were in our “days of rage.” We were aware that we had been raised on a steady diet of white bread and crappola, and weren’t very happy about it. We had cute little demonstrations and waved signs and stuff. We got whacked on the head with sticks. We all got sucked into the war in Vietnam, one way or another. Except the Black… Continue

Added by waldopaper on May 17, 2009 at 6:40pm — 4 Comments

Goering Mocks Us.

He rises from the depths of Hell and mocks us… all US Citizens who are now worried about swine flu, or our jobs, or crabgrass, or “healthcare.” Herman Goering: the Nazi war criminal who cheated the hangman in 1945 considered the Nuremberg trials a show and a farce. Victors’ “justice,” he said, "The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused". The only “crime” committed by the Nazis was losing the war. Forget the crocodile… Continue

Added by waldopaper on May 3, 2009 at 2:28pm — 7 Comments

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