Monthly Archives: March 2010

SplendorQuest: Xavier’s destiny

[Kicking this back up to the top. The citrus blossoms are opening, and their heavenly aroma always takes me back to this story. It’s Springtime in the desert, and all the world is green. –GSS]  Xavier’s destiny A Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story “Madre de dios…!” Mrs. Marquez said that, and it seemed a fair estimate […] Continue reading

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Reflecting His Radiance . . .

[Kicking this back to the top from March of 2007. — GSS] I wrote this in 1996, I think. This was a fun story for me, a chance to play with two characters I like a lot. Brian Brady has wondered about locales in these stories. There always is one, a real place where the […] Continue reading

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Computer “expert” insists, in 1995, that, “No online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.”

Technology “expert” Clifford Stoll precisely 15 years ago in Newsweek: After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s not that I haven’t had a gas of a good time on the Internet. I’ve met great people and even caught a hacker or two. But today, I’m uneasy about this most trendy and oversold community. Visionaries see […] Continue reading

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SplendorQuest: Should we celebrate John Galt Day on June 1st?

I wrote this coming on four years ago, one of my last posts to PresenceOfMind.net, my philosophical/political/literary home on the web. The planned strike of our undocumented friends has come and gone, but the underlying idea — a strike against the looters on June 1st — still resonates with me. What say you? Is this […] Continue reading

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