The iPhone 23

by Geoff Olson Greetings, fellow robots. Welcome to the release of the new iPhone! The iPhone 23 is now entirely a virtual device. We have automatically downloaded it into your circuitry, with the corresponding amount debited to your Apple account. All previous handheld, human-friendly versions of the iPhone are no longer supported by Apple. This …

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GADGET-FREE, SOLITARY MOMENTS CONSTITUTE SEEDBED OF THE SOUL

by Geoff Olson On one of the last hot days in August, I made my way to the beach with a dog-eared paperback translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s  Letters To a Young Poet. The slim book consists of ten posted responses from the writer to a 19-year old military cadet and aspiring poet, Franz Xavier …

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