Tagged: humor

‘Eleven’ don’t lie

What’s so special about the number 11, you might wonder. Read on and you just could be finding out. And yes, this entire post is about this one number… Since you’re still here, I must congratulate you for your patience so far and your thirst for KNOWLEDGE – even if it’s just interesting facts about the number that follows 10. So why not sit tight and grab a bowl of popcorn. Or eleven bowls, if you...

Book Review “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”, Francesco Dimitri

Once upon a time, Ray went to the book store because he wanted to read a fantasy book and… bought “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”. “God works in mysterious ways.” William Cowper Pitch: 4 friends (Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro) have a pact – to meet up on the same day every year in the small hometown, Casalfranco, in southern Italy. What can go wrong? They are fully grown dudes with small kids, boring jobs, and...

Almost ready!

Sharing the book cover for my “Absurd Stories”. It’s simple, black and white, kinda minimalistic, but with a lot of details. I still have to format the text… and then – publish.  I scheduled 5 posts. I’ll get back 15-16 January with a new blogging plan for two weeks ahead (will be posted on the page ‘About Ray’) and chapter 5, “The Pearl”.  Next post, today – Book Review “The Silent Dead”

What man calls civilization – always results in deserts

Sharing some interesting quotes about “civilization”.  1. “If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.” Orson Welles 2. “All of us have to be prevaricators, hypocrites, and liars every day of our lives; otherwise the social structure would fall into pieces the first day. We must act in one another’s presence just as we must wear clothes. It is for the best.” O....

Book Review “Artemis”, Andy Weir

“Building a civilization is an ugly thing.” Andy Weir I never read (or watched) “The Martian”, but because I’m trying to write a sci-fi story, I decided to spend some of my free time studying the genre. “Artemis” caught my eye because it: Is short, Has a minimalistic design, Utilizes a nice font Has lots of dialogues What can I say about the book (in general)? Seems like the author figured it all out (pronounced with the...

“The Pearl Territory” chapter 4

Reminder: Mars is divided in 9 “circles” (or regions): Circle SciTech Circle Energy Circle FoodFarm Circle Impro (studying, teaching, learning) Circle BioMed Circle Junk Circle Rulers Circle Casso (artistic) Circle Seeds (kids; keeps separately) Each circle has a leader. Every week, the leaders gather in the Ellipse Hall. They represent the government and call themselves “Team Happiness,” or HT. “Soul repository” is the place where you can leave your soul. Being soulless is allowed for 1...

How to get through 2019 faster…

‘Wait, another year? I get to do this all over again?’ I imagine you’re having that internal monologue as you clutch tightly to your old blanket, pondering about the last 365 days. But face it, folks. Away with the denial. 2019 is here, and would be for a while yet! If the idea of a new year fills you with angst, then one of two things happened in 2018 – either you had such a fantastic...