The Orionis Explanation

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The March into March — Continues



A Non-sequential Fictional Short

GW Orionis: three stars encircled by an extraordinary disk of gas and dust that will lead to planetary formation.


People have asked me about alien abductions, and they’re not talking about kidnappers and sexual predators from South of the Border. They refer to what happens – out there, in the void and wonder why they would come here.

There is no way I can answer that except that space aliens don’t live among us anymore, but their cat’s paws do. Who are these re-educated humans? It’s a fair question because there’s no way to tell them from the unprogramed. I expect that some are radio political talk show hosts and others are used car salesmen if I were forced to select two occupations that appeal to the abducted and returned.

The question of who built the pyramids in Giza, Egypt, Malaysia or Teotihuacan, Mexico, comes up just as often. If your answer is “Africans,” I have some carbon credits to sell you. It’s a lot like asking a radio talk show host where they come up with the things they say.

If you ask one, they won’t be able to give you a straight answer. They’re likely to answer a different question, sort of like the vice president of the United States does…ooops. Freudian slip. Yes, the abducted and returned love politics, the political spotlight, and the opportunity for easy graft. It’s hard-wired in after some simple programming.

The more advanced extra-solar and extra-galactic races work toward celestial engineering, like GW Orionis, which is in the process of being transformed through terraforming—chaos to order. Some suggest that Earthlings could do that on Mars by dropping hydrogen bombs on the poles to melt the ice caps. It’s one of those inclinations baked into those programmed and subsequently returned. You could do the whole witchcraft trial on those suspected of having been altered. You immerse them completely in water. If they emerge, they’re a witch. If they drown, they were not. I don’t know of a better test than that one. (don’t try this at home)

What about genetic splicing? It’s been done. What’s your point? Look at Frogmen (US Navy). You can apply the witch test if you dare. They remain at the bottom of the dip tank as if dead, only to emerge in darkness and cut your throat.


Bullet Points:

** The Bible, the Qur’an, and the Book of Mormon tell us to love one another. The Kama Sutra is more specific.

** Immunity! Reuters: The United States government has asked a federal judge to dismiss more than two dozen lawsuits against it for allegedly contaminating water and soil at hundreds of sites near military bases and facilities across the country with toxic “forever chemicals.”

PFAS are used in hundreds of consumer and commercial products including the firefighting foams, non-stick pans, stain-resistant clothing and cosmetics, and have been linked to cancer and hormonal dysfunction. The military has used PFAS-containing firefighting foams since the 1970s for things like firefighting training.

The chemicals are often referred to as forever chemicals because they do not easily break down in nature or in the human body.

** Do you have too much time on your hands?

Try not to become unhinged.

** TDS has destroyed more democrat lives than any of their drugs. As always, never buy anything made in China. Don’t ever trust a democrat, and NEVER leave your child alone with one.

** In a continuing trend rocking “elite” institutions, Columbia University Medical Center’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) officer has been accused of massive plagiarism in his doctoral dissertation, including copying content from Wikipedia and poaching the work of 27 other writers.

The accusations against Alade McKen came via a 55-page complaint anonymously submitted to Columbia this week and first published online by the Washington Free Beacon.

** Nobody ever said, “I wish we had a cat” — in combat or when searching a building.”

** A Ring! Scientists have discovered a ring system around a small object beyond the orbit of Neptune, a surprising discovery in itself. But the observation comes with a mystery to boot: How is this ring system possible when, by all accounts, it shouldn’t exist?

The ring in question orbits Quaoar, a tiny dwarf planet that lies more than 4 billion miles from the sun—roughly 44 times the distance between Earth and our star. Detecting a dense ring around such a small, distant object was no easy feat. Still, what stunned the international group of researchers who made the discovery was this: The ring appears to orbit Quaoar too far away. At that distance, the dwarf planet’s gravity should be too weak to tug on the individual particles in the ring to keep them from forming into a moon or moons.


In Gaza

Gaza map update for the past two weeks: The IDF advanced into the Abasan Al Kabira neighborhood, southeast of Khan Yunis, connecting their areas of control along the border. Northwest of the city, Israel carried out a raid along the coast, though they moved back the same day.



I have watched the first two episodes of the remake of Shogun. I’m a huge fan of James Clavell, whose novels were epic. I read them all and lamented his passing because no more books would come.

The first mini-series was outstanding, and based on what I’ve seen, this re-make or re-telling will be better because it is closer to the novel. I’m not impressed by casting Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorn, but he can win me. This is a difficult novel to put on film (as are all of Clavell’s stories). So far, so good.



Broken Toys & Hunting in the Shadows

I appreciate those of you who have purchased and reviewed Broken Toys. looks at the reviews to decide whether to market my work. Currently, it’s one of over 1.42 million. Breaking out of that herd is difficult. Sales remain surprisingly constant. Thanks for promoting it. I’m working on Hungry Ghosts, the sequel, and these things take time to be any good. While doing it, I’m tempted to chop out a novelette series or maybe a short story anthology, but I’ve resisted. Some of you have asked for stories closer to being autobiographical, and I’m considering that. As I get older, many people who might be featured are dead, so I feel free to do what Mike Watson did with his wonderful non-fiction account, Hunting in the Shadows.



Hunting in the Shadows is the story of an Australian Army officer who was seconded to support the efforts of the Republic of Vietnam in their clandestine war against the National Liberation Front. The story is told precisely as events unfolded without efforts to minimize or maximize. It’s a story of a brutal civil war, of a proxy war, of love, death, and revenge in a wartorn setting. Both the government of the Republic of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front (Viet Kong) engaged in systematic assassination as a matter of policy. Reading this book requires that you lens it in the context of people and events as they took place.




Memes of the Day


Identify the Armor

1  (The current armament of the Ukrainian 37th Separate Marine Brigade)



Parting Shot

41 thoughts on “The Orionis Explanation

  1. I’ll blame it on me doing late Friday and Saturday night emergency repair jobs and am running on a total of 6.5 hours sleep for the two nights. Something I don’t usually do anymore. Plus being in a hurry.

    Try French AMX-10 RC

  2. Don’t feel like you need to rush Hungry Ghosts on my account :-), I’m happy to wait for the sequel, I am a fan of your fiction.

    An autobiographical novel (?) is a fine idea, true stories are great when you can get an accomplished storyteller to tell the tale!
    The Ukrainian Marines have armor! Not a bad idea… I wonder if the US Marines gave it to them when they were dis-armered?
    I was thinking of the “Parting Shot”… if that women in the photo was married, she had to buy a licence to get married. I guess State control over her property is not at far-fetched.

  3. I just finished Broken Toys. A really good book. One I’m eager to see the continuance of.

    Marvin encased in Carbonite? O how the mighty have fallen!

    I remember reading Shogun in the 70’s. I remember being absorbed in it.
    I only remember highlights of it, and I might be conflating it with Tai-Pan.

  4. The ring around Quaoar (which sorta kinda seems like “ring around the collar”) doesn’t fit their models? As if models are never wrong?

    It’s an old saying, but the most important phrase in real science isn’t “Eureka! I’ve found it!” like Archimedes. It’s “that’s funny”. Since about the 1800s. Looking into those tiny, funny differences between observed reality and what the theory (model) says has opened entire branches of science. It’s encouraging that they’re saying this may change their models.

    1. just noodlin’
      couldn’t be that Quaoar is a black dwarf over 12 billion years old cooled to below cool to 5 K because such things just don’t exist

    2. How much do you want to bet that Archimedes first said, “Hmm, That’s odd,” before thinking about it a good while and then suddenly realizing the significance, prompting him to tun outside naked shouting, “Eureka! I’ve found it!”

  5. ”There is no way I can answer that except that space aliens don’t live among us anymore, but their cat’s paws do.”

    Well, that explains a lot. And they reside in large Democrat run cities, including WDC…believing they are the smartest people on the planet therefore entitled to rule over the Little People (aka “subjects”), solving problems that don’t exist and getting us to pay for it by and through our labor. Now I feel like an ancient Egyptian Israelite. Time For A Reset(TM)

    Shogun- When Americans learned Japanese (konnichiwa, arigato!, etc.) and the housewives swooned over Richard Chamberlain. Dad had read the book so we watched this epic mini series in the den with popcorn with anticipation, giving us a glimpse into another time and culture. Everyone watched and talked about it in school. If this one is as you say then it’s on our watchlist.

    That last meme could be a few lines longer, like 10, including taxing the air we breath because we, and farming (aka food), are bad for Gaia therefore restitution to the Earth Goddess is in order. We will own nothing if The Criminals in Charge have it their way…and it appears there is a belief they know better than God because they are operating from the opposite camp unchecked.


        1. Mad Mothers, aka “Suburban Karens”.

          BTW, I need an ancient Egypt Slave name to fit my sense of being right now. (Kidding…but figured if I put it our there Mike_C could provide something hilarious…especially coming off his ‘double Y” renaming of the Galactic Institute to be stunning, brave, AND fashionable, just like Our Greatest Grifter.)

          1. Sorry to disappoint, but I’m drawing a blank. But it’s hard to beat Bubbahotep for fake Egyptian dynastic names. I’d kind of like to read a story about a struggle for power between two guys called Menshehotep and Bolshehotep though.

          2. See, you do not disappoint. Well done sir…for the foreseeable future I shall be known as Bubbahotep.

            Ps. How the hay do I let MrsPaulM in on this, she might just sleep in the guest room tonight or die laughing (and I need the good help around here) if I just drop it on her? I’m open to ideas. And no, jewelry is not her thing. (toldya I married up)

          3. I’m not trying to stir effluent, but Mike_C could take the name Moshe for the blog—famous Egyptian Prince. I don’t think that he’d need to go so far as to name his parents Amram and Yoshabel.

            Beans is Lord High Executioner Beans now, so there’s enough precedent.

  6. I’m/I’ve been looking at the Pat Cross cartoon and wondering just what are we getting for our property tax dollar (constantly in upward flux).

  7. are used car salesmen if I were forced to select two occupations that appeal to the abducted and returned.
    Exorcist: “I’m here because you called me”.
    Used Car Salesman: I didn’t call you”.
    Demon: “I called you”.

  8. “How is this ring system possible when, by all accounts, it shouldn’t exist?”
    Nothing like a fact to ruin a perfectly good theory

  9. What’s the objection (or reservation?) to Cosmo Jarvis? Other than being named Cosmo which is unfortunate. Admittedly he’s not a handsome man, but he does look vaguely “ethnic” which is practically a requirement to play an Englishman these days. I supposed we should all be grateful Blackthorne isn’t played by a Negro with XX chromosomes. So far as Handsome Blackthorne (Richard Chamberlain) goes, I am reminded of what someone said to Peter O’Toole, along the lines of “If you had looked any prettier then the movie would have been Florence of Arabia.”
    “Thorn Birds.”

    1. Cosmo (Jetson) is a fine name.

      I’d have gone another way. A Negro would have been more politically satisfying overall, but I’d like to have seen a butch female Eskimo or Hawaiian play the part of John Blackthorn. They’re underrepresented. They’d lesbo out Marikosan and it would be up for a Grammy.

      1. All this effort to do the “no woman on board” superstition rule end-around…heck, we have a bedazzled ™ cross-dressing Admiral now so I suppose lesbo’s are okay on ship. But, are gals dressing as guys given a free pass to parley their way on board without incident p, or will the Kraken erupt?

        See how things get muddied.

  10. You guys are a hoot, always enjoy reading the blog and comments. If I still had a satellite hook up I would like to watch the new Shogun, if only to see how it rates against the original. The actor who portrayed the antagonistic samurai Ujio in The Last Samurai, who Nathen Algren fought to a draw, is in this new flick as Toranaga. Very well known and respected Japanese actor. But alas, the wife and I no longer watch the Telly anymore, no big loss.

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