2/16/04 - 2/23/04 - 6/5/06 - 1/30/09 - 7/27/09

"Buckaroo's signature line might read, 'Give people what they need rather than what they deserve'... Kind of like a karmic mambo between humanity and Creation... Personally, I think the only way Bush can rehabilitate his reputation might be to join the Cavaliers after he leaves the Presidency. Maybe him and Gonzalez both: Pancho and the Cisco Kid... As I said: 'What they need, not what they deserve.'" from: "Earl Mac Rauch: A Moonstone Interview", by Dan Berger. In: "Buckaroo Banzai in Return of the Screw", by Mac Rauch and W.D. Richter, Moonstone Press, Calumet City, Il., USA, 2007, 118pp.

"A Slorin prayer came into his mind: 'Lord, let me possess this moment without regrets, and, losing it, gain it forever.' " from: Herbert, Frank. The Worlds of Frank Herbert. Ace Books, NY. 1971. from the story "The Featherbedders", first published in Analog (magazine) Aug. 1967.

"I can't think of anyone I'd rather be sleep-deprived with, than you." 1/30/09. - T. Hee

"On the words of no one." Latin original: "Nullius in Verba". Motto of the Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge (established 1633; the oldest learned scientific society), which signifies "the Society's commitment to establishing the truth of scientific matters through experiment rather than through citation of authority." (

" 'First rule is, everything takes forever when you're gearing up. When you're out in the field, everything interesting happens before you can blink. That's when you find out what you forgot to take.' " - Legal Entity Bruce Bianci Bannett. In: Larry Niven, "The Hunting Park" (short story). In: Hal Colebatch, Matthew Joseph Harrington, Larry Niven, "Man-Kzin Wars XI - Created By Larry Niven", pp 355, Baen Books, Riverdale, New York, 2005 (371 pps).

" 'A good story, that's a lure, but a man only needs one fortune and one good story.' " - Legal Entity Bruce Bianci Bannett. In: Larry Niven, "The Hunting Park" (short story). In: Hal Colebatch, Matthew Joseph Harrington, Larry Niven, "Man-Kzin Wars XI - Created By Larry Niven", pp 356, Baen Books, Riverdale, New York, 2005 (371 pps).

"Kane struggled against his bonds. 'Aren't you going to untie me?' 'No,' Shaz replied evenly. 'You, like the rest of humanity, must free yourself.'" In: William C. Dietz, "The Runner", pp 307, Ace Books, New York, 2005 (424 pps).

"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it." - Malcolm X. from

"The pagan world was a world of externalities, in which religious rites were a feature of one's public life as a member of a traditional civic collective. Christianity, by contrast, expressed a new sense of interiority : the perception of an inner space in which an individual could struggle with the devil, communicate with God, and discover his or her own spiritual identity." - Richard E. Rubenstein, "When Jesus Became God : The Epic Fight Over Christ's Divinity In The Last Days Of Rome", pp ___, Harcourt Brace & Co., New York, 1999 (267 pps).

" 'It was the clarity of the light that struck me first. I knew intellectually what to expect, but I'd got used to seeing Jupiter from above, and from far away, as a roiling mass of clouds and upwellings. Close up, the scale of the spaces between those clouds was a visceral shock. There were chasms between the pillars of cloud in which Earth could fall in sunlight all the way to the metallic-hydrogen core.' " - _______________. In: Ken MacLeod, "The Cassini Division", pp 115, Tor Publishers, New York, 1999 (240 pps).

" 'We don't seek justice. We have the true knowledge. There is no justice. But there is defence, and deterrence, and revenge. That's what I want. And I will have them all.' " - Ellen May Ngwethu. In: Ken MacLeod, "The Cassini Division", pp 175-176, Tor Publishers, New York, 1999 (240 pps).

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting: 'Holy shit! What a ride!'". - from the email signature of django.shagnasty("at" sign), on the listserv.

"Carpe diem, et caveat emptor." - anonymous

"Carpe emptor, caveat diem." - Carl the chef at the Homemade Cafe

" 'Rapacity, competition, desperation, death to other living things: the forces that make the world go around.' " - Ben Turnbull, former investment advisor living in a post-US-China nuclear war 2020 and experiencing quantum indeterminancy related multiple universes. In: John Updike (yeah, the same one), "Toward the End of Time", pp 8, Alfred A Knopf Publishers, New York, 1997 (334 pps). [Included as an example of a take on the universe I'd prefer not to live with, as a perspective on an alternate reality I'd prefer to avoid. hmmm.]