Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



I Hope So

I have a hard time understanding why the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was so upset that some Russian warships were in international waters off the coast of Australia while the G-20 Conference is being held.

It was reported that he was going to "physically confront Putin" about the issue. So ... I am wondering: Arm Wrestling, Boxing, or maybe a runway competition like in the movie 'Zoolander'?

Yes! I want to see the Zoolander scene again.

Question: Is David Bowie available?

I seem to recall the exact same thing happening with our navy when Obama went to Africa.


Hope. In my mind there is veRy little room for hope of any kind. I don't waste my time hoping for things. I think its because I am a scientist and mathematician. I don't waste my emotional resources 'hoping' people or situations will change. I have lived such a long time and been through so much that I can predict the future way too many times with absolutely no effort. I have no special powers, I am just observant.

Comedy. That is what I love.

My wife, son and his dog are leaving the house on a journey. From the bedroom I hear her say they are leaving and why and for how long and when they will be back. I reply simply, "I hope so."

She responds in a serious voice, "What does that mean?"

I don't respond. I giggle slightly. I am thinking "Why do I have to explain myself to someone who has lived with me for several decades? Why do I have to explain 'hope' to a middle aged woman? Did my voice sound like I knew something sinister was up, or diabolically plotting your demise?" I giggle some more. 

I hope she gets me some petite diced tomatoes while she is gone. See how silly that sounds. I will text her so she actually might go get some. But if she doesn't my semi-complete batch of gumbo will just be delayed farther into the future. I hope.

I realized that the main times I hope for something is for someone else to get well.


You begin to have doubts about your quality of life when you find a goathead sticker on the inside of your underwear. Luckily I found it before putting on the underwear.

Goathead stickers are terrible. Tribulus terrestris.


In my dream I'm on a road trip with comedic actor Kevin Nealon, but he fell asleep while driving after only going five blocks. I desparately try to convince him to let me drive but he refuses. Finally I decide to ride in the back seat thinking I am less likely to die back there and I can throw things to hit him in the back of his head to keep him awake. (hah! The logic we have in our dreams.)


Update: She never received my text message because she didn't bother to take her cell phone. No tomatoes, incomplete gumbo.

New Blog for My Abstract Art ... Come Visit

Click HERE for the Art of Ernest S B Boston

These are pieces that I have generated mainly using computer art tools. Enjoy !

Something New:

I am also in the process of linking my poetry blog entries together. This project is only partially finished. A "Poetry LINK" at the bottom of the blog entry points to the next older piece of poetry.

First poem in the series of linked poems ....

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

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My Art

These are some of my abstract art pieces. They are available as prints, send me a note if you are interested.

Couch Glow

Couch Glow

Gold As Smoke

Gold As Smoke

Flowing Wood

Flowing Wood