• Air Conditioned Planet

    The giant air conditioners of the future will not cool a room or a building but the entire planet. This will be humanity’s solution to global warming, and it will actually work. Of course, the cooling of the planet will be preceded by the largest extinction event in history. But hey, that’s what zoos are …

  • Stones And Characters

    Fate was careful to write down every name by hand. This was not the sort of work that could be handed off to an assistant. Once etched, the destinies were literally written in stone and could never be changed. People would cry and complain, and boy would they fight. But the permanence of the final …

  • Candles In The Temple

    General Guan Yu, a hero of the Three Kingdoms, is revered even today for his loyalty and strength of character. He was a fierce warrior, with the strength of 7 men, and wielded a blade taller than a horse. He is charged by the Buddha with protecting the Dharma. Today, his descendents still burn candles …

  • The Brick Wall Of China

    There is more than one Great Wall of China. There’s the one everyone knows about, the one that astronauts can see from outer space and was built to keep out the Mongols. Then there’s another Great Wall. This one is not quite as grand, but it has the advantage of being mobile. Basically, as this …

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