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An American Horror Story

Iconic yes, but much scarier stuff exists, for real.

Iconic yes, but much scarier stuff exists, for real.

I’m a Sci-Fi and Horror story aficionado.  Ever since I saw my first Frankenstein picture,the classic starring Boris Karloff with all of its moody tone, I’ve been hooked on the imagination and chilly fun of the genre.  So, having read many a story and seen many a plot unfold on film, when I look at what’s happening with the Ebola virus, I get a rather familiar iciness running up my spine.  It’s like we’re all playing bit parts in a very real, present-day thriller.

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First Person Disparities: Confessions of a discarded coppertop

An energy source for work to be done.  The Matrix wasn't that far off.

An energy source for work to be done. The Matrix wasn’t that far off.

I’ve been thinking about disparities recently.  If you’re wondering why I’ve been wondering why; it’s because of two reasons.  First, it’s because these days I exist in the dark, lonely drawer of short-term disability.  As I ponder how I managed to wind up here, I recognize it’s because I’m a human resource, like many of us; a gear maintaining a load for this company or that one.

And as with any resource, I will be used to the fullest extent required for the efficient running of the machine I’m attached to. After which, when I can no longer function according to my specifications, I will be summarily discarded.  Or, if I can be repaired, I’ll go to the shop for modifications; hence the short term disability. Continue reading

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