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You can call me Hyrum, but some call me Rum (on the right). Although I play several roles — father, husband, engineer, human, writer — I try not to identify as anything. Identities are dangerous traps, artificial self-defense mechanisms.

But why am I presenting this site to you? This temple in the cloud is my sacred space, devoted to my interests and inspiration, my short stories and books.

Stories are virtual experiences, the most powerful learning vehicles, second only to actual experience but just a little less dangerous. Accurate virtual experiences will show us the real world, an amazing place to explore. But most authors believe in a world that does not exist. Their reality has been presented to them primarily on a screen, the artificial world created by Disney and the Murdoch family. Their stories may show us a false reality, not the amazing one.

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