My Sweet Little Sky:  The Last New Moon

My Sweet Little Sky: The Last New Moon

I suddenly realized around the middle of October that we had one more Full Moon and one more New Moon before the Presidential election.
I thought about how I could harmonize my work at each time to help bring a spirit of peace to the world.

Don’t Go Fund Me!

Don’t Go Fund Me!

  I’m making a movie! Boxes, the Motion Picture (based on my novella, Boxes,) is now in development. Please forgive the lengthy inactivity here at Esoteric Orange. I’ve scarcely logged in to this site and I haven’t posted anything since my piece on Monolithic Domes several weeks ago. There’s a reason for that. This is an “author’s…

Monolithic Dome Houses, Safe, Warm, Quiet and Dry

Monolithic Dome Houses, Safe, Warm, Quiet and Dry

Once the concrete has cured and the exterior has been treated to protect the airform, a monolithic dome can be expected to last for hundreds of years with very little maintenance. Moreover, this structure easily survives hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, bullets and bunker-penetrating missiles. That’s not a joke. When the US was still on good terms with Saddam Hussein, the Monolithic people built 28 monolithic domes in Iraq, 27 being for grain storage and one for a mosque. A missile punched through tha dome with a 5,000 pound warhead. It exploded inside the dome but left the dome structurally sound. It needs massive repair but it won’t be falling down.

Habits

Habits

I’m actually a Seven Habits kind of guy, but I write sarcastic poems sometimes. This is one of those times. 3:13 AM. The Poetry Hour. My poem, HABITS.

Piper Cub, the Classic American Private Plane

Piper Cub, the Classic American Private Plane

When I was young and my grandparents still were not old, people commonly knew one kind of airplane: the Piper J3 Cub.

“He had a little ole Piper Cub,” folks would say, but it could have been anything. There were lots of small planes in those days, but, to most people, if it had wings, it was a Piper Cub.

Piper built a lot of great airplanes and they only built the Cub from 1937 to 1947. By the time I knew about it, the Piper Cub was old hat and I wasn’t even sure what one looked like for a long time. On the high end, we were going into space. Airplanes like the F-104 Starfighter, a jet engine with a seat and tiny wings, were the ultimate in my thinking. On the low end, planes like the Cessna 150 were much more modern and faster than the Cub. But the writings of Richard Bach made me realize what the Piper Cub was all about.