• The Astral And The Quantum

    Lost in the heart of Joshua Tree, perched upon a titanic boulder, she gazes into the inky cosmic ocean stretching infinitely above. A casual observer might view her as just another stargazer, but the psilocybin coursing through her bloodstream has catapulted her consciousness into an alien landscape. Tonight, her reality is the fabric of the…

  • Obama Stump Speech Oct 30th 2007

    [Obama walks up to the podium, flashes a smile, the crowd erupts in applause] Thank you, thank you. Now, there’s something I’ve got to talk about tonight. Something that’s been on my mind. You know, it’s easy to forget when we’re here in this room, surrounded by friends and supporters, that there’s a world outside.…

  • Mojave Mirage

    Rumors abound in the quiet corners of the scientific community about a grand endeavor being undertaken in the desolate heart of the Mojave Desert. Whispers speak of a privately funded, mysterious super collider—far from the watchful eyes of established institutions like CERN. The enigmatic backer, a reclusive billionaire tech magnate known only as “The Architect,”…

  • Hed’s Corner Apr 30th 2007

    The Collision: Requiem for the Lost Generation By Hed Originally Published In The Silver Lake Surfer on 4/30/2007 Like an echo resounding in a hollow chamber, the phantom toll of the new millennium is a sound that still haunts me. The euphoria of the year 2000 was a tantalizing lie, a grand illusion that promised…

  • Funky Way

    Matt was nestled on the edge of the yard, under the dappled shade of an aging pomegranate tree. In this familiar, warm cocoon of nature, he couldn’t help but be pulled back into a distant memory, one of him lying amidst the scent-laden pine needles, under the watchful eye of his childhood home’s pine tree,…