Author: W.A. McDonald

Memphis Belle

As a kid I think we all liked war movies.  There is lots of action, explosions, and really cool things like tanks, planes, and battleships.  We did not realize the horror of the real thing.  We were just kids and…

Extreme Social Media!

Isn’t it ironic that Muslim extremist denounce western culture, but seem to have no qualms about using our inventions to get that very message out to the world? The Internet was born here in the US, and we are the…

GMC Cabover

I never much like being a child. It’s not that my childhood was difficult. Some were better, others worse. It was my role in life as a child I didn’t care for. I also really didn’t  enjoy hanging out with…

Yesterday’s Friends

As we get older, we take inventory of our lives. During this reflection, we find holes created by those people who have slipped into our past. Someone else cannot fill these holes. It’s not that these holes are painful, or…

Greyhound

I had my underwear stolen once. It wasn’t really just my underwear; it was my shower bag. I used for showers at truck stops. The thief didn’t steal it at a truck stop though; some prick stole it at a…

Hung up the Phone!

When was the last time you “Hung up the phone”? Technology pays my bills.  Well, more like the fact that technology isn’t perfect pays my bills.  However, while technology changes our lives, we cling to old expression and idioms.  The…

Barrel of Monkeys

I spent my whole life hearing and using the term “More fun than a barrel of monkeys.” When we are young, we usually don’t question such things. I did…to the point of nearly driving me crazy. For a time, I…

Past and Present

I wrote a piece a couple of weeks ago called “If only I could go back…” that made the claim that you could not fold space and time. I think I discovered a scenario where this is possible. Last night…

If only I could go back…

Hardly a week goes by without hearing the phrase, “If only I could go back in time…” We all know it isn’t possible. I say this as an aspiring science fiction writer; I don’t believe it will ever be possible.…