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Robert O'Reilly
Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

I am educated in the Western Classical Tradition, B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in Latin and Greek, English major, one year at U. of Toronto, studied under Alain Renoir and Northrop Frye, read most classics full time for many years after university in French, English, Latin and Greek to the modern day. I am interested in the near future of technology, what changes it imposes upon our heritage and character as humans. Short stories and Essays are my medium.


Temptation

25 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  A park in Paris These two months were our honeymoon, the happiest days of our relationship. One night Sanita matched me glass for glass at dinner. This was unusual for her, (usually drinking one glass of wine to my six). She told me it had somethi...

Paris

24 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    One of the two pictures Sanita took on our three month trip to Europe. Flying into Paris we asked a taxi driver for a hotel. He took us to a rather expensive one near the Louvre. It was morning and they had no rooms till later and told us to jus...

A Trip East

23 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Sanita And I and Amaris, with her usual pensive face. But back to my story. In August I took Sanita, Norma and the kids on a real vacation, a two-week trip East, three weeks for Norma and her children. She’d never had the money for any vacation...

The Pendulum swing of Life

22 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Alfred North Whitehead I should preface this sudden change in my life by noting that my journals themselves reflect the shift. I settled down. My wildest days were over and adventures became rarer, so my old notebooks slowly took on a more sedat...

M's story

21 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  ‘M’ met a sadder fate while I was in Europe. When I first met him he was single, happy but poor, ‘C’s only friend, glad to meet me and eager to help in every way when we went into business, talkative and overflowing in enthusiasm when some money s...

Travels

20 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Our modest rental in Santa Cruz and Sanita pregnant In late April of 1986, Jim H. and Sanita and I took the ten-day trip to Texas to meet Sanita’s family. First her mother and sister Charmaine, her nice husband Tom and their two daughters aged one...

Fresh Air

19 Apr 2023 7 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  At the beach, Point Reyes, near Fairfax with Ross and Norma and Amaris, Sanita taking the picture. I was now entering a much saner and happier period in my life, in a beautiful and peaceful place, in love with Sanita, half our time taking trips to...

Marin

18 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Norma It was on the last day of March that I picked Sanita up at the airport, mid-morning. It was a beautiful Spring day. We were in the best of moods seeing each other again and we were in my sports car. My original plan was to drive her back t...

Steve and Consuelo

18 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Consuelo four years later, living in Oregon, but not with Steve. “Monday afternoon Marge comes by and gives me a haircut and another party starts with her and her friend Andy joining us. Then dinner at Marge’s with Mart. and Andy, then I to B’s th...

Final Fling

17 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  I’ve been reading my long and detailed journal for this period (the month of March 1986) with some pain and finally relief. It fills almost a hundred pages and describes in detail the self-inflicted crisis I put myself through at this time. It was...