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.

A tale of two droids.

11 May 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  After we settled in, explored the grounds, our luxurious lodge, the numerous bedrooms, dens and conference rooms, a kitchen spanning the entire basement stocked with supplies and the outer buildings hidden in the trees encircling ours, it was time...

Presidential retreat

10 May 2023 3 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

  Bohemian Grove, presidential retreat. As we continued along the highway the women, including Dora, began chatting more and more excitedly about the prospects and details of raising an infant. But that was something nine months away to my mind whic...


9 May 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  The women were shaken but unharmed. Amira was lying on a bed face up with her blouse ripped off. Beth was kneeling in what looked like a praying position between the bodies of two middle aged, rough looking, bearded men. “You can thank Dora for yo...


8 May 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  The campus When we finally headed west a month had passed since finding Beth. Her eyes were now sparkly clear and so was her vision. She was in shoes again. Only an ankle brace and a slight limp remained of her wound. The delay to our trip wasn’t...

A candid conversation with AI

7 May 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Over this period of convalescence I formed an ever closer bond of friendship with Amira and Beth. Amira’s vision was almost as good as mine and Beth’s improving little by little each day. As her leg healed we took longer and longer walks, full of...

A proposition

6 May 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  A blind person’s existence must be a confined thing, like living at the bottom of the ocean in an old fashioned diving suit and every movement a slow and ridiculous motion, or like one constantly living in a medieval suit of armor, encumbered and...


6 May 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  The next morning I awoke to the most curious sight. She had risen before me, entered the bathroom, bright with the morning light. Through the open door I saw her standing motionless in front of the mirror, the band off, staring at her pretty face,...

Seeing light

5 May 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  That morning as we headed west, The bright sunlight shining in, a full tank of gas and the windows rolled down, Amira had a large smile upon her face, in the best of moods. I thought this might be a good hour to ask her a few questions. Until answ...

AI and blindness

4 May 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Pandora It was a crisp, clear summer morning and as we emerged from the alley onto the avenue she said: I can feel the sun on my face. I usually don’t come out in the daylight.” “Let’s find some food and then we’ll take a drive and talk. The band...

Blind girl

3 May 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  We were on the outskirts of the city when this conversation occurred. I determined right then that I wasn’t going to enter this grid. I had guns with me but they outnumbered me by far. They might tie me to a bed and put the goggles on my head and...