Abelard in Non-Hell

‘Oh Lord, Oh Laird,’ says Abelard, ‘I moaned that life was hard, but bugger me, an eternity of death’s harder. Take my word. Here Heloise makes Hades freeze, or is that vice versa? The moving mouse writhes and leaps on, disturbing Death’s own cursor, while blue screens scream for temp perdu and madeleines stay stale,(…)

Pi in the Sky

Once upon a time, long ago, before all elected officials were knowledgeable, wise, and dedicated to serving the people who elected them, a majority of elected politicians decided to ease the lives of their children by simplifying the arithmetic that they were forced to learn. They legislated that from now on that pesky mysterious number(…)

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