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.

Dreams about women

17 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Jane Welsh Carlyle These dreams of finding an intelligent and pretty soulmate surfaced now because Sanita had given a big boost to my self-esteem, my being able to gain the affection of a beautiful member of the opposite sex. Before her I had no s...

End of an Era

16 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

      The last of my Bohemian days. Though we both had fun on this visit and Sanita was now looking forward to coming back at the end of March and moving in with me, I found this strange entry, the day I took her to the airport, still ambivalent abo...


16 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Datsun 240Z Sanita first arrived on January 30th. It was nighttime. I picked her up in S.F. and we drove straight to my apartment in Piedmont. In the next few days, she met many of my friends, along with a whirlwind of lines and partying, especial...

Her Past

15 Apr 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Sanita in Mexico teaching a young girl how to smoke? She was a heavy smoker all her years with me. A week later, as we agreed, I drove her across that bridge to the airport, (Bruno coming along for the ride). She was to spend the month of March wi...

Old habits, New horizons

15 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  1986 “Jan. 2nd. 1986 9 p.m.: I just came back from my odyssey in Mexico, late last night. We partied with Jim, his girlfriend, Larry (Joel’s brother) at Louie’s’ till 3 a.m. drinking vodkas, laughing, and talking excitedly about our whirlwind pace...

New Year's Eve and home

14 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Another picture of me sightseeing. At a posh, ‘Las Vegas-style’ high-rise hotel in the capital Louie strode through the lobby ahead of me, walked up to the counter and asked for two adjoining rooms on the top floor and he got them, handing Sanita...


14 Apr 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    We drove hard that day, (as if we felt some silent, imaginary worry that Alex was pursuing) and by night reached the top of the central mountain range and one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen, San Cristóbal de las Casas. We had a fine...

Escape in the Dark

13 Apr 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    A few minutes later the three of us tapped ever so lightly on Sanita’s door and were relieved as she opened it, standing right inside with one large suitcase in hand. We could hear Alex snoring in the dark. We tip-toed down the few steps to the p...

A Damsel in Distress

13 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Earthquake in Mexico If you continue the white line to the coast it points right at Salina Cruz. It was around ten that night when we sobered up a bit, eating a large meal in a dark restaurant. Joel had sent his friend home, happy and thanking...

A day of festivities

12 Apr 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    Joel had a strange history, obviously, for anyone ending up here. He’d been through university and had a law degree and even practiced a few years in Seattle. He was thin and handsome and must never had met the girl with enough magnetism to keep...