Welcome to my author outpost! You can call me Hyrum, but some call me Rum. Although I play several roles, father–engineer–writer, I don’t identify as anything. Identities are dangerous traps, artificial self-defense mechanisms. But why am I presenting this site to you? This temple in the clouds is my sacred space, devoted to my interests and inspiration, my short stories, novels, videos, and future publications.
Stories are virtual experiences that can transform our lives and can have the same potency as personal experience. Accurate virtual experiences help us understand the real world, an amazing and beautiful place! But most authors work for the corporate media and present an artificial world. Their stories often confound and distract. I hope to create virtual experiences to liberate!
Please feel free to contact me, comment on the content, or connect through social media (links below). If you need some good literary, visual, or auditory stimulation, here are some of my recommendations. See My Journey for how I see our world.