"Stonehenge" photographed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

TERRAFORMING

Cronus, hurry the children! Our shuttle takes off any time now.  You have to make them leave behind those stones you carved for markers in their little Sky Watch Game. The handbook is very emphatic that we can only take away what we brought with us. Thank Saturn, you’re all here. Strap yourselves in. We…

"Times Building" by Byron Co.

EVOLUTION

During the first years she was unremarkable, like any other weather-worn space of land where glacier erratics mixed with mismatched bits of local rock and sand. Then animals crawled out of the ocean on four legs and later on two. Their wanderings packed the soil into a hunter-gathering route that gradually curved along her eastern…

AGE APPROPRIATE

When she woke with a strange dream stuck in her head Dina Louise frowned.  Daddy & Mommy had gone away for a few days and it wasn’t easy living at Grandma Jane’s house with a lot of grownups that should have left home years ago and hadn’t, except for her dad who was the youngest.…

A MARRY CHASE

Everyone agreed that from birth Bartholomew had been an exceptionally clever boy but now that he was nearly thirty-five they had begun to suggest that he had lost his edge. All his cousins were settled into little domestic circles of bliss but he hadn’t even found a girl who interested him or, for that matter,…

"Madonna" by Edvard Munch

MALESTORM

Sometimes it is almost impossible to resist standing in the artist’s shoes. What he sees becomes what you see. How he sees it is the only way to see it. There is no background to interpret. No nuance to explore. Even the frame is one that he has chosen for you. You become a man…

"Thinker on a Rock" sculpted by Barry Flanagan

MY WAY

Always eager for something new, the hare greedily indulges in the sights and sounds of the open road until he stops to investigate something interesting on the verge and . . . . He is a shameless generalist. Though it is not a particularly productive habit to become so easily distracted by one little mystery…

"Die Strass" [The Road] filmed by Karl Grune in 1923

YOUR EYES ONLY

Pornographic, Senator? Pardon me, but I’m struggling to grasp the basis for your accusation. To me these appear to be nothing more than ordinary, plastic clown glasses. Toys. All these references to their revolutionary psycho-spectrometric lenses sounds suspiciously like advertising hype. You have yet to present substantive proof that the copper filaments embedded in the…