Living in Cherry Hill, I have sakura, Japanese maples and lantern flies, but this poem is about the keystone predator: the praying mantis.
A poem about clingy girlfriends with a hyperbolic horror component added in to enhance and illustrate the way it can feel to a man.
Smokestack Carbon Capture Isn’t Enough
The problem for climate change is the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere. According to MIT, “We emit so much CO2 into the atmosphere that, if carbon capture is going to play any significant part in the fight against climate change, we will have to store most of the captured CO2 underground.” Here’s an infographic… Continue reading Smokestack Carbon Capture Isn’t Enough
A Question of Reincarnation
In pursuit of further insights on life after death, I just read Children Who Remember Previous Lives by Ian Stevenson, M.D. In the book, a summary of fourteen typical cases are presented for various reasons. These were selected from a total of over one-hundred at the time of publication (2001.) Of these cases, many are… Continue reading A Question of Reincarnation
A funny little poem about cats and the magical effects that catnip can have on them.
One day when I was feeling sick and wanted to cheer myself up, I read the book Cat Miracles by Steiger. It contains a large number of true short stories about cats, which come from a variety of sources, many of which have doctoral degrees. Tom, the Cat GPS Of note were stories such as… Continue reading Cat Miracles
Near Death Experiences
I just finished reading Life After Life by Raymond Moody, MD. In the book, Dr. Moody presents his own model for a canonical near death experience (NDE). He acquired the data by interviewing over a hundred and fifty people who have experienced NDEs. He then parsed out the fifteen stages that are most commonly reported.… Continue reading Near Death Experiences
A poem about the cycles that my cherry blossom tree goes through paralleled with the respective polytheistic gods associated with that stage.
The Metamorphosis on Blackcurrant
A poem about discovering the true self and going through major life changes in order to become it. We find an analogy with the caterpillar.
Atheism or Logic, They’re Mutually Exclusive
In order to have a proper discussion, we must first define atheism, agnosticism and theism. By definition, atheists hold the belief “There doesn’t exist a God.” Restated, by the Quantifier Negation Laws, “For all the Universe, there is no God.” To establish the veracity of this claim, the thinker must have observed and retained all… Continue reading Atheism or Logic, They’re Mutually Exclusive