A traveling haven for artists and writers, musicians and entertainers, members of Court in exile and humble travelers, human and alien alike, whose coin is wit and art and song, not always brilliant or even entirely comprehensible, but fresh, at least in the beginning.

A. M. Mitchell, Author, Digital Artist and Proprietor

Featured Image

Into the Green Contemplating simpler days in search of perfect breaking waves alternating sets compete, boundaries laid that never meet crazy intense, and powerful soul reaching dreams with outward pull past shallow thoughts and crowded shores seeking pristine worlds and more epic journey does commence so psyched to soar beyond each fence buoyant fluid force displaced with pressure change our speed increased to set the tone slide down the drop close out the wave, ride out on top carving out a face turn glide, safety found as power rides off the step through barrel slides, riding sculpted ridges wide, though arcs and filaments abide, change the angle of attack lift attained no turning back finding equilibrium at last move forward, onward, outward cast fluid boundary layers last only for those who cling to past as solitary mavericks ride into the green no more to hide. by A. M. Mitchell ©
Compilation by A.M. Mitchell
Picture Element Credits:      
N159 – The Large Magellanic Cloud
M. Heydari-Malayeri (Paris Observatory) and NASA/ESA
The Mechanics of Surfing

Between beginning and end, action and reaction, one chapter and the next, there is foreshadowing.



Theillian Blus

“This be the tell of the beginning, of Jassi Blu Sandia RRall of Theill, Child of the Chosen, Singer of the Death Song, Granddaughter of the Grand Duke and the InGathering of her crew, Star Commander Rovan Ames, Dr. Grimes, Collins, Toki, Sasha and their ship ‘Rose Shani’ with earthbound words and earthbound rhythms, earthbound thoughts and earthbound dreams, I, Siman De La Sandro y De La Court, son of House Rijilan, charter member of the Grand Duke’s Retinue, share with you her story.

Voltaire’s Wine

“These be the voyages, of the Grandchildren of the Grand Duke. Jassi Blu Sandia brought up on Theill, her crew and ship, the ‘Rose Shani’.  Her cousins Apollonia, proprietor of KikiDi’s, Thealonious, strong, searching and somewhat strange, Hieronymus, serious, ponderous, a sculptor of light, and Domitian, expert linguist, historian, and spoiled sybarite and their ship ‘Tolevair Churez’. I tell of their journey, with star bound words and cosmic rhythms, space bound thoughts and heavenly dreams.”

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Main Background Image Milky Way Center – Hubble – Image Credits: NASA, ESA, and T. Brown (STScI); Science: NASA, ESA, W. Clarkson (University of Michigan-Dearborn), and A. Calamida and K. Sahu (STScI)