The Genius and the Drone / by Tyler Wood


Drone Ants will walk all day looking for food for the queen, never to rise up for their own food if it is scarce.


The foundations of low-rise residential buildings are nearly all supported on spread footings, wide base (usually of concrete) that support walls or piers and distribute the load over a greater area.


Up through the gray pavement jets the beauty of nature at its height – a rose. It sprouts from the man-made stone and grease from the precious dirt that lay below to reach the sunlight. It makes its roots in land unnoticed by other flowers and is unique.


Clear styrene containers have a lid that allows easy stacking for storage, plus a wide label position for quick and easy container identification. Use these containers for supplies storage, experiment set-ups or temporary storage of student projects. Containers have lids with grooves that facilitate easy stacking and prevent one container from sliding off the top of another.


automatons with business suits clinging black boxes,
sequestering the blueprints of daily life
contented, free of care, they rejoice in morning ritual
as they file like drone ant colonies to their office in the sky


Persons of genius, it is true, are, and are always likely to be, a small minority; but in order to have them, it is necessary to preserve the soil in which they grow. Genius can only breathe freely in an atmosphere of freedom. Persons of genius are, ex vi termini, more individual than any other people – less capable, consequently, of the small number of moulds which society provides in order to save its members the trouble of forming their own character.


We found other styles of inquiry successfully developed in China, for example, in the absence of such an adversarial manner, and in the absence of any strong sense of a pluralism of political ideals. Autocratic regimes (and not just in China) may positively favour inquiry and not just in weapons technology (the Ptolemies supported that, but also anatomical research). Such was the perceived importance of order in the heavens to the political authorities in China and in Babylonia, their study received more sustained support than was ever available to Greek astronomers. The bureaucratic structures that channeled that support provided stable employment for generation after generation of workers, with undoubted advantages in terms of continuity.


When I was in Disneyland I was only 11, it was one-hundred degrees and we stood in line for an hour and a half for the new Roger Rabbit ride. My feet hurt, but this lady walked by us and told us, in an excited voice, it was worth it, so as we passed the '1 hour' sign post we stood strong in line, behind hundreds of other people waiting for this ride. The ride was five minutes long and it was not at all worth it. Now I despise long lines for anything. 


Lycanthropy, see Werewolf


Malleus Maleficarum

The Inquisition would strip the accused werewolf and torture him into confession, if there was no confession it might be enough to have incriminating marks upon the body, such as moles or excess hair, anything abnormal.


There was a patch of flowers on my drive to eastern Washington that was breathtaking. It rose from over the hill of freshly cut grass and shone like sunlight, a field of marigolds on a bright day, that bed is beauty, I just wanted to run and jump into them.


As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive, and as consequently there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of survival and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.


I get off the bus and put the paper down, fix my red tie in the gloss reflection of the high-rise building façade after the wind from the bus washes over me, and enter into my day at the office.