When you run out of cute quotes, is there any reason to say anything else?
Illustration: Complexity by JB Johnson
There was a time when I wanted to write, but the honesty of time has taught me that was wishful thinking. I have lots of ideas (some are actually interesting), but I typically fail to bring them to life. I will continue to write, not because I think over time I will improve (though perhaps I will), but because writing has become my therapy. Each idea that is transformed into an article is like another crying child put to bed in restful sleep. For the most part I do not require anyone waking them, but they are here and you are free to browse. Just tuck them back in when you are finished.
I am actually a novelty seeker. (It is a real thing, see neophilia.) This should not be confused with being a thrill seeker, which I definitely am not. (Life is short, there is no reason to make it shorter.) I love games of all kinds, but my competitiveness tends to put people off. Thankfully, solitary computer games are abundant these days and I get to keep a few friends.
I am retired (software) with my wife, our dogs, and our cats and I keep wondering how I was ever able to put in 40 hours a week on a regular job. I simply do not have enough time for all the things I want to do. Maybe I need fewer activities, but what do I keep and what do I ignore?
All series and stories can be found at jbjo1956. The quotes and illustrations are mine unless noted otherwise. (If I have accidentally plagiarized someone's work, please advise and I will correct the documentation as needed with the proper credit.)
Below is an overview of the subject matter on my Medium site. The items marked with TBD are things I am considering adding in the future. The List function shows this information with a brief description as well.
Series: Basics of Integer Factoring
A series dedicated to the study of Integer Factoring Part One -- TBD
Part Two -- INTRODUCTION TO INTEGER FACTORING FAMILIES
Part Four -- INTEGER NUMBER FAMILIES THE NEXT GENERATION
Part Five -- FAST FERMAT INTEGER FAMILY FACTORING
Series: The Bug Man In Blue Jeans
Science Fiction stories as told by an unlikely alien that works on the idiom that ugliness is only skin deep. Chapter 1 -- Part 1: The Alien Invasion (The Circus)
Chapter 1 -- Part 2: The Alien Invasion (The Introduction)
Chapter 1 -- Part 3: The Alien Invasion (The Art of Immortality)
Chapter 2 -- Part 1: The Souls of the Dawn (The Long Game)
Chapter 2 -- Part 2: The Souls of the Dawn (The Art of Star Moving)
Chapter 3 -- The Great Arbitrator
Chapter 4 -- The Archivist
Chapter 5 -- TBD
Chapter 6 -- TBD
Chapter 7 -- The Sun and the Moon
Series: Things in the Dark Night
Series: The Universe of the Human Mind
Does anything exist beyond our own minds? Part One -- CAN SCIENCE LIVE IN THE SAME UNIVERSE AS FAITH AND MAGIC?
Part Two -- FREE WILL AND SCIENCE
Series: The Mythic Theory of Everything
Here we exam the conjecture that a Theory of Everything is really no more than a mythic concept. Part One -- A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE OF PHYSICS
Part Two -- JUNK SCIENCE VERSION OF THE BIG BANG
Part Three -- JUNK SCIENCE VERSION OF MASS ENERGY EQUIVALENCE
Part Four -- JUNK SCIENCE VERSION OF WAVE PARTICLE DUALITY
Part Five -- JUNK SCIENCE VERSION OF FASTER THAN LIGHT
Part Seven -- JUNK SCIENCE VERSION OF SPECIAL RELATIVITY
Series: Quantum Relativity
Here we explore possible connections between the quantum world and relativity.
Part One -- QUANTUM RELATIVITY AND DARK MATTER Part Two -- DARK MATTER AND GRAVITATIONAL LENSING OF GRAVITONS
Part Three -- THE PHOTON PARADOX