In the course of reading up on strokes for a story I’m brainstorming, where a very elderly character dies from one, I came across something really interesting, and something that might explain a lot about my own medical history: it’s called “silent strokes”. Yes, a … Continue readingAm I a Childhood Silent Stroke Victim?
You’ve heard of “fear of missing out”? I have some of that, yes, but it feels like I’ve been left out; not just from any specific activity, mind you, but left out in some fashion from life itself. It seems I always have to initiate … Continue readingLeft Out of Life
Don’t ask me how or why, but I got to reading up on childhood amnesia, i.e. how we don’t remember our infancy and early childhood, and it’s some interesting stuff, with some perhaps interesting implications for helping the ageless (or biologically immortal) people who may … Continue readingLethe to the Future?
In my post “The Boon of Young Motherhood” I proposed a kind of generational division of labor: sex and babies for the young, career work for the old. After all, fundamentally you can work a job far later in life than you can have a … Continue readingToward a Generational Division of Labor?
Teenage pregnancy is so bad. Yeah? Says who? What’s wrong with a young woman having a baby? The uncritical adoption of this creed left, right, and center is one of my (many!) pet peeves about today’s society and social discourse. My honest opinion is that … Continue readingThe Boon of Young Motherhood?
In the far future of my space opera setting I write my stories in, about a thousand years into the future, genetic engineering has advanced, and the human mainstream has embraced its power, making themselves (by our standards) very beautiful, very intelligent, and, most importantly, … Continue readingLife Cycles of my Space Opera’s Far Future
I don’t currently make it my all-consuming priority in life by any stretch of the imagination, but I would like someday to find a true love and have a lot of children with her. She’d have to be highly intelligent, sweet, cute, charming, classy, youthful, … Continue readingMy Dream Relationship
Go onto Google and search for “I never went to college” or some such, and what do you find? You don’t find stories of people like me, someone who was a gifted kid, is a sophisticate, and a performing-artist type with intellectual curiosities but who … Continue readingI Never Went to College…or High School
What would be the implications of an ageless, or biologically immortal, human or alien race? Or even a race that lived much longer than humans? Worldbuilding immortals is certainly a fascinating exercise. Eternal youth has always fascinated, enticed, and mesmerized people; the Epic of Gilgamesh, … Continue readingWorldbuilding Immortals in Science Fiction
This year has seen a historically rapid rise in adoption of alternative forms of education. Virtual and remote education has become the norm, home education proper has seen a spike, and perhaps most interestingly educational “pods” have become mainstream. Amidst all this educational ferment I … Continue readingArt, Nature, and Freedom: Toward a Better Future for Education