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.

Poetry revisited

4 Jan 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

The man who wrote Christmas  Bheret Nalluri. I read a great deal of poetry in University and even more in the ten years after, sometimes all day long. My favorites are Spencer and Milton, Keats, Baudelaire and Rimbaud. But I’ve rea...

My Mansion

3 Jan 2022 11 minute read 3 comments Diomedes

My Wealth. A choice library, right beside me. I know that the main, the almost obsessive interest of this platform is cryptocurrency, but allow me to add my own perspective on lucre. Socrates was not the most popular man in Athens, always questionin...

What's valuable and what's not.

3 Jan 2022 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  School in 1912. In every village marked with little spire,Embowered in trees, and hardly known to fame,There dwells, in lowly shed and mean attire,A matron old, whom we schoolmistress name. William Shenstone Many things have c...

Why we will never meet aliens

3 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

my theory I’ve been thinking why our universe is so far unresponsive to the signals we’ve sent out in every direction to other intelligent life, given the vast number of earth-like planets we keep finding. You’d think some sort of...

Old School

2 Jan 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

The book that led me to many others. I’m about as old school as they get at 67 but I feel like I’m 27, in health and mind. I worry about what’s to come, not in a few decades but in the next few years, and not for myself, (since I’ve enjoyed a rich s...

Some thoughts on advancing technology

1 Jan 2022 5 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

by Diomaedes   I've written and published two science fiction novels. The first was composed in 1990, then revised and published four years ago. The concern back then was the ozone layer and the global havoc it would wreak if it failed. My story assu...