Saturday, April 10, 2021



I can see my desk's surface again! Wasn't sure it still had one. Mind you I did once have a desk that was a solid cube of junk with a piece of wood on top. Now I can decide: read or work. Umm... 



Layout of #118 continues, also, reading submissions today. I am reading for #120. Reminder: I pay $12 plus 1 copy.  You can get a PDF of any back issue for $1 to via paypal.

Friday, April 9, 2021



the Force is weak

in this VPN today




the stories grow

more fanciful each time

the shakes are back



official death toll

search and rescue saw

so many bodies




042711, perhaps they didn't count the unidentifiable


Thursday, April 8, 2021


 The many faces of a microbial reef. At least three distinct fabrics are visible. Scale is half a millimeter, Mississippian, Alabama.


Composite photograph of a microconchid, seen under a microscope. They look like tiny snails, but are distant relatives. This one preserves multiple wall layers, but only part of the coiled tube is preserved. The originally hollow tube is filled with coarse calcite crystals.Mississippian, Alabama, scale is 0.2 millimeters.