Category Archives: Alternate Realities

Differences in Viewpoint

One of my favorite readers (not an American) made a comment that contained the following paragraph: No-one owns the land. We may have pieces of paper that give us the man-made legal right to live on it, we may pass … Continue reading

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Eats only one kibble a day…

Ponder the implications of this tidbit from the lolcat universe with your morning coffee. Forenzc kitteh chekx ur printes (Photoshop makes anything possible)

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Time for another Sanity Check

World-3Four years ago, I posted this "political map" entitled "The World According to the United States of America."

I think it’s time I posted it again.

If you are an American, this map may serve as an interesting test of how secure you are in your beliefs and in your self-esteem. If you are a citizen of another country, this map may show something else entirely.

Please click on the image and read the enlarged version of the map.  What are your emotional responses to the captions it contains?

I’ve discovered that readers have a wide range of reactions to this map. I have been thinking that this map shows points of interest, rather than mere space. In a quirky way, it is analogous to the Internet where content is more important than the source.

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Is an alternate reality a bad idea? – It all depends…

When you combine Victorian aesthetic principles with modern sensibilities and technologies, you get something called Steampunk. It may have sprung out of a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction which came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, but … Continue reading

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