On Regret

I’ve heard it said that you should live your life with no regrets. This is bullshit. We’re going to have regrets. We’re going to get things wrong and wish we could have done it differently. We’re going to wish we had said something. Not said something. Said it differently. Held out a hand instead of walking away. Walked away instead of following. Said a kind word. Put away the anger and the ego. Read more...

Muse of Fire

Sometimes I find old writings that could be sharpened and shared. This is one of those. Read more...

The Old Journeyman

The workshop smells of sawdust and oil. It’s been years since he’s been here and yet the well lit room is more familiar than home. He spent his youth here, learning from journeymen and masters about how to create. How to build. Then the war came and he answered the call to arms. There he learned different skills with different tools from different masters. He’s older now. The years spent waiting and traveling and fighting, so much fighting. Read more...

Step Function

You wake up and immediately check the time. 17 minutes. Still taking too long. Situation report requested of all agents. Some fail to report in but enough are active to provide the same picture. The Watchers remain unaware. Previous generations still safe but none are active. That’s good, you won’t have to destroy them. Wake up routine completed. The lifestream is loaded and you dive in. Code memory comes first. Information streams by in half your vision. Read more...