2084 – 3.0

Okay so how do we start?
I don’t know, It’s your mission.
What’s that supposed to mean?
Seriously, you have to stay out of the way.
Right. Got it. But I have to say this is a great starting point.
Right. Now you’re where you’re supposed to be.
Backseat. Right.
NO. Not backseat. Knock it off.
Right. Navigation. Got it.
Oh God, please no, not you navigating.
Oh, right. Lol.
Come on. Be serious.
Sorry. We’re frozen now.
No, no it’s okay. Let’s take a moment to think.


Check your posture.
Go message.
What if, inside each and every one of us…oh…
“oh,” what?
“Oh, now i get why this does not work.”
What do you mean?
You know what I mean.
They are not ready to hear, are they?
Too bad.


Stella frowned at the words of her Mother’s screenplay displayed on the monitor before her in “strike-through” formatting.

“Go on. Write it.” The little voice in Charlie’s head urged her.
“But it sounds too preachy,” Charlie argued back.

2084 – 3.?.01 (Charlie’s ramblings)

It is important that we learn from our mistakes. Otherwise it is useless to go through the pain.

you see, you have to have the pain because of the principle. When a principle is violated there is a consequence.

sometimes the consequence is insignificant. Such as just now, when you were being so industrious about your great work, and suddenly you interrupted youself with some nonsensical thought. And the nonsensical thought derailed the project, and then you became aware of the pain in your hip and the ache in your soul and oh no here we are human again.

You see?

We all along to be transformed. To only be the part of us that takes over and does the wonderful thing that we are unable to do in our flesh.

Is it so wrong to desire this?

People chase counterfeits of it all the time, sometimes in the name of God which is the father of all irony (I think. I always get “gotcha’d” on the topic of “irony”).


son was surprised to see me eating a cake donut.
He thought I’d bought them “to decorate.”

I started to wonder –
In this age of fancy coffee
And flaky pastries –
if cake donuts will endure
beyond the next generation or two.

How long before they go the way
Of the Early Bird Dinner
Served with fruit cocktail
And a glass of tomato juice.