Kua Tale, as Retold by Helga Ingeborg Vierich

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes Written by Helga Ingeborg Vierich (*) The Kua told me one of their sacred stories – of the beginning times – in which the creator spirit saw a human being marrying an animal instead of killing them for food. “..So … Continue reading

On Farming….. and Phishing

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes, you just have take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Yesterday, the sun came out after several dreary days of rain, so I took the opportunity to go out and do a bit of yard work. There’s a … Continue reading

The significance of plot without conflict – still eating oranges

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The significance of plot without conflict – still eating oranges. COOL. I’ve been looking for something like this for ages!  I’ve never been entirely convinced that conflict is essential, and now I have a way to describe the alternative: Kish?tenketsu … Continue reading

The Massively Multi-Player Online School

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes A typical encounter at a yet-to-be built massively multiplayer online school: Suddenly, Amy realized that unless they all worked together, they wouldn’t get out alive. She wiggles the fuzzy slippers dangling from her swinging feet and glances out the window … Continue reading

Lost Dog

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes This story was originally written May 31 1998. Republished on June 13 2007 Copyright, K.Becker Today was one of *those* days. I went downstairs to check on the 2 little mallards that hatched a few days ago only to find … Continue reading