A Celestial Retrospective


I’ve been writing for this blog for over ten years. That’s a long time in the often-ephemeral blogging world! My early output, from the spring of 2004 to the spring of 2010, was lost to a hard drive crash — oh, well, that’s what having no back-ups got me!

Faithful commenter Joan Ryan saved many of my early photos and burned them to CDs. I’m still grateful for her gesture!

Since June of 2010 this blog has been hosted at commercial server farms, for a while a free one, but these days I pay for the service. Currently there are over six hundred posts on this blog and thousands of comments. Every now and then I will delve back into older posts. It’s fun to see what was on my mind a few years ago! I woke up early this morning; nothing much was happening on the net, so I began to read a series of posts I wrote just before my fateful move to Arizona. These posts involved meetings with gods and deities of various cultures. I can’t really remember how I got on that subject! It might have been the influence of Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite modern writers. Here are links to those short posts in chronological order; you might find them amusing:

Deity Encounter

Another Talk With Eos

Eos Gets The Blues

Meeting Another Deity

I Meet Atropos

Kokopelli Shows Up


A Visit From A Snow God




Ares and Eros

An Anomalous Visit From Poseidon

A Visit From God

Oh, No, Not Lucifer!

A Poker Game

Poker, Part Two

The Earth Mother Visits

A Visit From Cronus

The nature of blog posting is such that each new post appears at the “top” of the blog. These posts from 2011 are displayed in backwards or reverse chronological order if you click on the right sidebar link for “Eos Stories”. I restored real chronological order in the above links so that the little tales read sequentially. I hope someone out there enjoys them! I like them, but then I’m biased.


4 comments on “A Celestial Retrospective

  1. Joan says:

    Atropos, Eos and Charon and Thor,
    Quetzalcoatl, Koki, Kokopellie,
    Loki, Poseidon, Cronus and God
    Oh and Lucifer, sulfurous, smelly.

    Many the gods who appear in your tales
    Some are friendly but many quite scary.
    Yet of myriad languages each of them speaks
    The majority greet you, “Hi Larry.”

  2. Larry Ayers says:

    It’s a custom in deity circles, their polite way of letting you know that you are not about to be smitten or rended limb from limb!

    Of course Eos and I already knew each other, so it was natural that she would use that greeting.

  3. Joan says:

    Thanks, Larry. Now that I know that, I will come out from under my bed when the gods appear…IF they say “Hi Joanie”.
    Well, with the exception of Lucifer, who can’t be trusted at all.

  4. Larry Ayers says:

    Watch out for Loki, too, as he can be sneaky and untrustworthy.

    And Kokopelli lies like a rug.

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