Equity note: I am an old white Lady who reports stuff from my limited experience on Earth. I invite everyone to leave information in the comments that will make my mind better. Thanks in advance.

How many of you readers have seen the movie, Pitch Black?

That is one creep-ass movie.

Here are the flash-fiction notes:

Brash human cohort harboring a certifiably evil X-man villain-type prisoner as embodied by Vin Diesel, are transporting said prisoner to prison. They find themselves marooned on a desert planet purely due to bad luck. Their prisoner escapes.

They find this planet’s sun is a…


We can ask the question, why is there birth, aging, and death?

What benefits does that process confer upon living creatures?

Human attitudes toward death as the final stage of the process of living are irrational and fear-based. Also, we think we are the reason the Universe itself exists, so why the insult of death to individuals?

As a neuroscientist, I hypothesize this is because conditions on Earth within which organisms must live are not now, nor have they ever been static. The life process which includes death allows for organisms to change as our external environment changes. …


Men behave as fetuses in the womb that is the Universe. It owes them everything they want and are able to chase and get. If men don’t get what they want, they can punish anything or anyone they wish in the manner they wish.

Women try to be the Universal womb, but everything is their fault and they are not listened to. They tread water and adapt as best they can. Their choices are severely limited by existential threats set up by men.


We are all particles of mind bouncing around in the container that is our Society.

Brownian motion is a natural phenomenon described by physicists including Albert Einstein. Particles of various sizes contained within a fixed structure at fixed temperature, pressure, and stimuli bounce off each other in patterns that become random over time.

Human minds are particles of varying sizes that exist within Earth’s environment.

We are constantly jiggled by each other’s motion, and the motion of all other particles that range from quantum to our solar system’s objects at all times.

Each society provides the overall container within which human minds jiggle against each other.

Leaders of all types are large human mind particles…


Dear humans,

This is a simple message for a harsh and terrifying time.

Southern white people in the USA held blacks as slaves and now abuse them, out of revenge for the North’s victory in the Civil War and the subsequent slave emancipation? Many white folks (of northern and southern descent) are also motivated by fear and anger. They object to being shamed for their ancestors’ actions that have propagated hate into the present time.

Men have historically held the mothers of this race as captives and still abuse them for reasons not clear to me as a woman.

One…


Maybe the old way with man as dominator worked during past times. It doesn't work anymore and people are evolving culturally toward greater equity between men and women. This is great! Thanks for your hard work in this direction, Mr. Greene. You show how men have been harmed by the dominator way of being and how we can all benefit as men begin to explore new ways of being.


Absolutely. If you learn to do what is right not what is easy, then the riches in your heart and mind are there. They hold you up during the hard times and you can trust yourself. You can live from what you have done, not sink into the quicksand of pretense. Goodness really is its own reward, even in an obsessively transactional and false front culture.


The thing to ask in these sorts of situations is who benefits from the maintenance of a particular approach with respect to creating and deploying mathematical models of real world events? Google has replicated the behaviors of past leaders who have used classicism in all its iterations (sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, right thinking ism) to maintain power in the face of all challenges. This is a vector of force in our minds that goes back into the deep past (for as long as we have records). The exponential downing on this approach to life shows those in power have no…


Don’t we all have nuanced biographies?

I am a wounded, angry old white lady. Sexual assaults from 2 through 64. Sure, ask me what I mean by sexual assault. The definition will include Earth culture’s assaults on female identity and autonomy.

We all exist in the shapes experience has imprinted into the wet clay of our nervous systems, our skin, our entrails.

We will be anxious, euphoric, etc., due to any given experience.

We are each unique Chinese puzzle box toys made of our interlocking experiences.

Touch me in the wrong place. I explode.


August 22, 2012, common era

Teresa D Hawkes, Ph.D.

A Warren Democrat. A scientist. A poet. A mother.

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