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Happy New Year 1/1/15 !!!!!

So its the New Year officially!!!!!

I am so grateful to be 37 weeks as of yesterday…. The doctors at stupid St. Peters didn’t think me and Amelia would make it this far- Oh how we are proudly proving them wrong. 415 more words


Dangerous visions - a controversial SF anthology

In 1967, Harlan Ellison put together a short-story anthology titled Dangerous Visions. Mildly put, this collection made history and “almost single-handedly changed the way readers thought about science fiction… 299 more words


Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1974) by Philip K. Dick

Drugs. Alternate realities. Paranoia.


Stuff I expect from Philip K. Dick, even though I’ve never read his work. Stuff that deterred me from reading Philip K. 1,112 more words

Science Fiction

Philip K Dick - Ubik

Caution: this post contains some pretty big spoilers, but there’s no getting around it really, sorry.

The title and repeated copy from spoof adverts for various products all called Ubik at the start of each chapter isn’t explained until the last few chapters of this book, one of Dick’s best. 455 more words


Morocco: This Post is Brought to You by the Essaouira Tourist Board and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Today’s ramble is mainly just an excuse for a few more photos of this extraordinarily photogenic place; there is a photo opp round every corner. The blue sky contrasted with white buildings is so aesthetically satisfying. 1,066 more words


Embracing Donating

A P.E. teacher at a local Elementary where my cousin teaches needs a kidney.  She was just diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, (PKD).  She needs a transplant.  257 more words

Philip K Dick is dead, alas. Long live Philip K Dick

“People have told me that everything about me, every facet of my life, psyche, experiences, dreams, and fears, are laid out explicitly in my writing, that from the corpus of my work I can be absolutely and precisely inferred. 166 more words