Certitude ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr Certitude is the anodyne of a muddled mind. And, aren’t all our minds a mess without it? As entropy collapses the Universe around our ears Our mystery-averse minds piteously flail Like drowning men ‘round a ruptured ship, Grabbing even hopeless bits of flotsam to stay—just sane. And so it… Read More Poetry | Certitude
What Purpose…Everything? © 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr What purpose would everything serve An eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Creator? What purpose, anything, temporary? But all is temporary: From the far-flung Galaxies To our grinding continental plates, To the squalling infant at birth. All, temporary; All, here-today; gone-tomorrow. When the sun has grown to scorch the Earth… Read More Poetry | What Purpose…Everything?
Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 – 11 CHAPTER 11 The Plorton Solution ©2008, 2009, 2018 VERNON MILES KERR Edelbach was stunned, his little friend from the trip to Arangelle— vaporized! He approached Grep. “I’m so sorry, my friend, I remember how tough it was when my brother died.” Dear Reader, Chapter 11 will be the final… Read More SciFi | Edelbach’s Odyssey Chapters 1 -11
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
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)
© 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr This is an email I recently sent to a longtime friend and mentor who is ethnically Jewish but religiously atheistic. I don’t know if you remember how — on the old PCs — the hard disk would get all fragmented over time? The computer would just store your Word docs… Read More Philosophy | A De-fragger for the Brain
ΤΩ ΑΓΝΩΣΤΩ ΘΕΩ The Unknown God © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr You, who are said to silently sit behind the veil Parsimoniously meting out indulgences or pain, Blessings or cursings, Who are said to be aloof—at times angry, vindictive, Who are said to be obsessed with what we wear or eat, And other libels: How do you… Read More Poetry | ΤΩ ΑΓΝΩΣΤΩ ΘΕΩ