A Richard Thieme Reader: A Collection of Selected Fiction and Nonfiction

21 years of ThiemeWorks On September 1 2014

August 19, 2014

On September 1, 1993, the first year it was permitted to engage in commercial enterprises on the then-new Internet, I took a leap of faith and launched ThiemeWorks as a platform for professional speaking, writing, and consulting. 21 years later … have mouth, will travel … still applies. Unspeakable gratitude for the thousands of partners […]

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A Tale of Two Sciences: Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist by Peter A. Sturrock

April 6, 2010

A Tale of Two Sciences: Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist by Peter A. Sturrock (Exoscience: Palo Alto) 2009. by Richard Thieme “A Tale of Two Sciences:  Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist,” by Dr. Peter A. Sturrock, is a personal work by the well-known Stanford physicist and astrophysicist, reflecting on the sometimes complementary, sometimes discordant threads […]

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Northward into the Night

April 1, 2010

Old men sometimes try to tell the truth. But no one listens. No one listens because no one wants to know.  People prefer to sleepwalk through life. They use the trance logic of a hypnotic subject, walk around chairs they insist are not there. Old men’s words fall to the ground like birds hitting windows. […]

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Remembering Who We Are

January 8, 2010

The Second Edition:  Remembering Who We Are Most of us live a large part of our lives skating on the ice of trivial essentials, the necessary tasks that fill our waking days. We pause from time to time and look at the etched images in the ice and think, this is the pattern of our […]

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I Remember Mama – A Mini-Memoir

May 12, 2009

I Remember Mama by Richard Thieme published in Review Americana, Summer 2009 I remember my mother talking on the telephone. She sat on the telephone bench in the hallway, turned toward the wall. She always talked loudly, as if what she had to say had been compressed and forced itself out of her. Energy sprayed […]

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BRB – chapter three

April 21, 2009

“I forgot how to cry,” Cerie said, “so I don’t. They say cry if you can but I can’t. They told me to write everything down, even a poem or a song, but who the fuck knows how to do that? I can’t make up a song. I don’t know how to write a poem. […]

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Cliche – chapter two

April 21, 2009

“There he is!” his mother shrieked. “Oh my God! Oh my God! Look at him—Paul! Paul!” He was twenty-fourth. His mother had counted. They marched through the door from the quiet transport into a screaming mess, cameras and lights, frantic wives and husbands and kids. The chaos hit him like a shockwave. Paul abstracted out […]

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Entering Sacred Digital Space: Seeking to Distinguish the Dreamer and the Dream

February 6, 2009

By Richard Thieme Defining the Challenge: The ‘Study’ of ‘Sacred Texts’ in the Digital Era The single quotation marks around ‘study’ and ‘sacred texts’ signify that the words inside them no longer mean what they used to mean. The symbols and images of religious experience are no longer fixed in print but are now flowing. […]

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Silent Emergent, Doubly Dark

December 1, 2008

A splendid slipstream anthology (Subtle Edens, from Elastic Press: London, November 2008) includes this breakthrough story, which received this review: “Silent Emergent, Doubly Dark” by Richard Thieme opens with a quote from James Joyce, whom I consider to be a primogenitor of slipstream. Thieme, fortunately, doesn’t try to match Joyce for wordplay and instead gives […]

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Changing Contexts of Security and Ethics: You Can’t Have One Without the Other – for New Paradigms in Security Workshop 2008

September 27, 2008

CHANGING CONTEXTS OF SECURITY AND ETHICS: YOU CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER by Richard Thieme Because implicit ethical and moral dimensions emerge from new social and cultural structures as a result of technological transformations, any discussion of ethics in relationship to the implementation of new technologies must take into account a heightened awareness of […]

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