Social Commentary | Time-Traveler’s Journal

Time-Traveler’s Journal ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr, VernonMilesKerr.com When you’ve been on the planet for more than three-quarters of a century, past-time seems so compressed.  Sometimes, you feel you’ve been dropped into this age from the 1950s, constantly being confronted with, often shocked at, the differences—as if witnessing it all for the first time. A trip… Read More Social Commentary | Time-Traveler’s Journal

SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 -10

Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 – 10 CHAPTER 10 Worrisome Implications ©2008, 2009, 2018 VERNON MILES KERR After the 20-light-year leap, the captain once more called for “stand-down.” “The speed with which they caught up with us after the 1 light-year leap, is troubling,” sent the XO. “More than troubling…ominous,” observed Steppingstone, “and the speed at… Read More SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 -10

SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey (Chapters 1 through 9)

Read my work-in-progress SciFi novel Edelbach’s Odyssey at the link, below. I have just appended Chapter 9 “Comparison by Catastrophe”  In this  chapter Edelbach is shown a planet seriously in disorder, which has rejected the Husbandry’s offer of  technological knowledge and have pathetically taken a war-like stance against the altruistic motives of the “Benefactors.” Edelbach’s… Read More SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey (Chapters 1 through 9)

Opinion | What Makes a ‘Great Man?’

What Makes a ‘Great Man?’ © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr You Too, Can Be a Great Man My memories of the curriculum in the California Public School System during the very early 1950s include a grade-level-spanning—almost obsessive—focus on creating “Great Men” (or Great Women.) It seems like this obsession trickled  into every subject:  In “Social… Read More Opinion | What Makes a ‘Great Man?’