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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.


Skill

14 May 2022 7 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    The following happened in Puerto Rico in 1997. The company Mickey and I worked for as foremen for two years , which I helped build from the start, declared bankruptcy, not by lack of talent on our part but by our thieving manager, swindled out of...

Why I write

26 Mar 2022 7 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  Why I write. A portion of the picture ‘the student’ a pseudo Rembrandt. First of all, to simplify this complex question to a stranger, I’ll start by clearing away some debris, the common motives that many people will suspect, because these are the...

The Aftermath, last chapter and conclusion to part one

24 Mar 2022 40 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

I've started a 'part two' and in the first chapter a Russian invasion of our country which I think you'll enjoy.   Two years later It was quite a joy to begin repopulating a world that had almost rid itself of mankind. We set to it right away on our...

Pandemica, Repopulation

22 Mar 2022 11 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   Montreal and gas The Suncor refinery Montreal. suncor In the following weeks the game plan went into full gear. Sheila and her contingent went to Montreal and started reparations, almost around the clock, Sheila with pen and...

Pandemica. Progress at last.

20 Mar 2022 23 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...     A Campus restored                                                                                         Our state of affairs was finally starting to look up, the State of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire in pa...

Algorithms

17 Mar 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Humans design computers and computers carry out what we call algorithms, complex calculations factoring in as many variants and possibilities as we can imagine. We allow them to trade for us in microseconds. We give them ever greater influence over o...

Happiness

16 Mar 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

For all my 'doom and gloom' essays of what's to come, my philosophical comparisons of wealth and poverty or reflections upon different ages, the dangers of technology, its advantages and costs, or any other complex question I've endeavored to dissect...

The Infamous Warehouse

9 Mar 2022 4 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

Nicky     My Hunter S. Thompson days were almost over.   I was never a ‘dropout’. I finished my B.A. degree in Classics (Latin and Greek) at U.C. Berkeley and had almost all the required courses for the same degree as an English major. But I could o...

Death the Leveler

26 Feb 2022 15 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   Reconstruction Begins United Nations Building UNO-New-York The next morning I donned the silly white frock and had Sheila do the same. I pinned my big silver star on it and had her run to the General’s office for the next bi...

The farm revisited

26 Feb 2022 13 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Previous Chapter ...   Return to the Farm. staticflicker My promise fulfilled, we set out the next morning, rather crowded in the Wrangler. The girl, whose name was Ann, sat between me and a soldier in front, Jim, the woman and her husband in the...