Ovellyn (Day 1033)

An eleven year old Ovelynn stoops down and speaks into a camera. Her freckled face takes up almost the entire field of view. She is so excited that it takes her a moment to catch her breath. “Hello…” and she takes a few quick breaths. “Hello world!” she says. “Oh my god, I’m hyperventilating!” She … Continue reading Ovellyn (Day 1033)

The Canal Street Subway (day 17)

Real history: in the 1920s, the IRT, one of the subway companies operating in Manhattan, proposed an east-west Canal Street Line (CSL). Though the CSL spent many years in the preliminary phase, blueprints, endless city council meetings, budget discussions, announcements, pronouncements,  and denouncements, ultimately it never was built. The plans, blueprints, and proposals all were safely catalogued into … Continue reading The Canal Street Subway (day 17)

10,000 days later

Dear Ovellyn, You are a genius! As you suggested, I followed the old couple along the waterway one evening. It was so easy - they take the same route every day and walk so slowly it was no trouble keeping up. I had to slow my pace so as to stay far enough back to … Continue reading 10,000 days later

Vax (day 1)

Funny story about Walt’s nano-bots... Long before he was a dog, by all accounts, Walt was a fine engineer, programmer, and inventor/designer - better than he ever credited himself. Take the DCNBs, the drain-clearing nano-bots. To get these tiny little machines to meet their destiny he infused each with a nano particle of intelligence, just enough … Continue reading Vax (day 1)