I’ll always remember the first day of my first real job.1 It started on April 28, 1974 with a morning alarm playing the flapamba intro to Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” I got up, got dressed, met my brother, ate, then boarded a special “worker” bus which took… Read more“Work Saga 2 – Employees”
Exireas now has three reasonably developed characters – Peyton “Peytz” Minkar, Judy Marion and now Dr. Véro Roberts. Here’s a tiny peek into her character … “Some medical establishments are hard to approach, especially when called The Pest House. The name historically referred to hospitals and brothels, places where people were exposed to the… Read more“Exireas – Peyton “Peytz” Minkar, Judy Marion and Dr. Véro Roberts”
For some reason it is important for aggressive people to expose the mistakes of others and to hold these as evidence of character flaws. For them conflict is good and a victory happens when they are able to leave someone worse off than they found them.
When I was about eight-years-old my grandfather took my brother and I on board a grain ship. The boat was a monster and my grandfather a titan, able to control the mighty beast through his efforts, and through his ability to generate effort in others. He was a supervisor. Armed… Read more“Work Saga 1 – Workers”
It’s always a challenge to come up with a protagonist’s name, something telling and memorable … but I think I now have one. Meet Peyton “Peytz” Minkar, a paunchy, 46-year old, with blue eyes and greying hair and, oddly enough, an overdeveloped olfactory bulb, which plays a role in many interesting… Read more“Protagonist’s Name”
My grandfather owned an 1886 model Winchester firearm, with a peculiar 40-82 calibre rating. The rifle’s history interested me and so after some investigation I came across a few tales about it’s original manufacturers, especially Sarah Lockwood Pardee. The mythologies around her story inspired and so … Sarah’s Rooms by Michael… Read more“Sarah’s Rooms”
All my organizational training from here on is dedicated to my wonderful granddaughter, and to all our grandchildren. I love you Louise! The Grandfather by Michael C Kelly, 2016 He melted at the innocence of the child’s early days On her road, on her road Her heart giving sway to… Read more“My Dedication”
When I think of the Nova Scotian soldier who in 2017 killed his entire family, then himself, I’m reminded that if governments, religions, corporations and other similar, abstract, mythical entities are to create any kind of moral meaning for their members, they ought to look first to the consequences of their… Read more“Peace Instead”
Be selfish about your ability to think.
Truly humble people reserve their bragging for the authors of obituaries.