Steve Simpson lives in Sydney, and he’s never been able to work out exactly what he does, although he would probably feed the cat if he had one. His poems and stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, and he’s signed with Meerkat Press to produce a two-volume set in early 2022: poetry and short stories, both with artworks.
In the visual arts, works created with his image evolution software have been shown at several exhibitions, and he recently developed a unique system for generating art from mental states via EEG (brainwaves).
In the sciences, he’s published over 200 research papers, most recently in clinical neurology, and awards include the Peter Doherty Innovation Prize, for WeldPrint™, technology to make vehicles safer. A monograph, “Physics without Butterflies,” is hidden in the mists of the future, and he likes wood ducks, doesn’t everyone? In the ether underworld, he sometimes calls himself @inconstantlight.
1 June 2021
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I hear those same voices.
Best to ignore their stock market tips though.
I’ve nominated you for the bloggers Liebster Award as I really enjoy your blog. I hope you don’t mind. You will find the details on the Liebster Award post on my Poems Set Free site if you want to participate. Mairi
Thanks so much, I’ll have a look. I don’t mind, it’s great. As long as it’s not something like The Biggest Fool on the Internet Award. Not that I was nominated for that. It’s just an example.
Hope not either, or I’ve just been awarded it ha ha. No pressure Steve, it’s just a chain thing that was started at some point to help newish blogs. Just do it if you feel like it. I wasn’t going to do it, but I quite enjoyed the process as I normally write short poems. I love the imagination you put into your poems and photos.
Thanks Mairi.Your poems are always an enjoyable read. Liebster could be fun, when I have a time for it :(.
Thanks for your visits to my blog and for leaving the breadcrumbs to yours. I have explored a bit and now must contemplate your question about why writing has to make sense if life doesn’t. I wonder if wood ducks have the answer.
The ducks told me that often things which seem to make sense actually don’t, and conversely nonsense hides some truths :). I like your floral photos and turn of phrase.
Thank you. You know some very wise ducks.
I’m an old duck and I think your blog is spot on. Thanks very much for liking my attempts at art over at my hole in the web.
I can’t afford to be ageist, believe me :), and I do like your stuff, to me it has a kind of bright warm feeling to it.
Thank you very much! And also for following, I have reciprocated.
Thanks. I’ll let the wood ducks know. I haven’t found a bill shaped keyboard yet so they mostly dictate and I type. They like your photos, and they have pretty good taste.
Those male woodies are beauties! (oops, that could be misconstrued…) Better quit b4 I make it worse. 🙂
I know what you mean–those old wagons with the panel work. I always think of Jan & Dean, Surf City 8-).
Oh I <3 this sky fishing. Nice to connect. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed. I like the visions you capture, the way of seeing the world :).
aww… thanks and you, too – how you craft words. 🙂
Thank you for the follow, Steve – I look forward to reading your blog.
Likewise, your work has a warmth to it.
So when someone likes a post and they’ve never been here before, you go and have a look. If you like what you see you hit the ‘follow’ button because that way the other person is obliged to hit your ‘follow’ button. But sometimes you are obliged to hit ‘follow’. And that is when the person loves wood ducks. You have no choice. It is a given. Therefore I will now follow.
The wood ducks … a clever marketing move I thought. Admittedly the wood ducks suggested it :).
Same effect can occur with liking wood lemmings 🤔
It is nice to meet you Steve, thanks for the follow and the likes, your intro here made me and my entire third interstitial nucleus of my anterior hypothalamus just go all glowy. I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Even though I like them, I will not mention the wood ducks (oops, does that count?)
My pleasure, Lona, your writing appeals, as does your amazingly precise understanding of your own mind. Sorry for the delay in responding, I work in WordPress time warp these days.
It’s fine to name the wood ducks, or any woodland creature, or even Pinocchio. In fact, for consistency in the comment universe, I should mention that they were taken by aliens. They wanted to go, and I wasn’t sorry to see them leave. Although it was convenient to use them as scape ducks, their tiny teeth were never fun.
I love wooden ducks! I often mistake them for the real decoy — I mean McCoy. Your site looks lovingly irreverent; I’ll lok forward to reading it.
🙂 When they’re drifting in the river it can be hard to tell, you can’t see the paddling underneath.
Love this. The description. The banter. And, naturally, ducks. Ugh, time, time is what we need more of, wish I could spend half the day on here…and as I was just suggesting to a friend the other day that I thought he should be working on a time machine, I consider it quite a blessing to “stumble” here 🙂 And thanks so much for the like on one of my posts. I really appreciate it.
You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed. For me, time is what people and your lovely impermanent roses are made of :).
I do have to confess something. Everything is true, but the time machine bit is a little misleading because they’re actually computer simulations at this stage.
What a wonderful comment about time!
haha no need to confess…I suspected…I mean, I don’t recall anything in the media about such breakthroughs and it’s only legit when that happens, right? but hey, you are still miles ahead of my friend. You are absolved. 🙂
Hi, Steve! I’ve nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! (That ought to intrigue those Muscovy wooden ducks). For more info, please see here:
I appreciate you thinking of me Randy, but I usually don’t do these things. To be honest, it’s just too hard to find the time.
Steve, don’t get too perturbed, but I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger’s Award. Not something I’m normally interested in really, but I was nominated by someone I really admire, and I wanted to recognize your wonderful work. Completely understand if you can’t be involved. Just about to post about it. Hope all’s well in your world. Vanessa
Vanessa, thanks very much for nominating me, and congratulations, also thanks for your understanding :). I just don’t have enough time :(.
Everything is normal in my world except for the flying saucers, not as many as last year. Wishing you a great end of this year and all the next, Steve.
Thanks Steve. And no problem. And thanks for the well wishes. You too!!
The flying saucer thing, have you moved since last year? Misplaced the appropriate eye wear?
Thanks for visiting my blog and posting a ‘Like’ on my poem about losing my dog.
I love poetry and like your poems, so that’s a plus all round. I’ve thought a lot about posting my poetry online, but have been hesitant. Great to see that so many people, like you, do.
Working on publishing my first poetry book, which I hope to have out by the mid Feb.
Anyway, thanks again,
Love & Light
Thanks so much , Sandra. Yes, I enjoyed your piece and great your publishing a collection.
I enjoy writing and I send stuff to publishers and post online because I’d like others to get something out of it. When I sell the rights to short stories to publishers in my genre, I know the publishers liked it 🙂 and I imagine people read it but I don’t get much feedback.
On the other hand, with the poetry on-line I do get feedback (like yours). Also there’s a very wide range of poetry out there, mine is a little unusual 🙂 and posting on-line I think your audience tends to select itself.
I wish you success whatever you decide, Steve
Thanks again, Steve. Really appreciate the support.
I do like wood ducks! Thank you for following my blog.
Me too. 🦆🦆🦆 I enjoy your blog. I’ve been trying to keep my eyes shut but I keep bumping into things. 😜
hahaha That’s my problem too! If you peek, I won’t tell.
Hi Steve, thanks for visiting and liking my posts :). I’m enjoying browsing your work and the creativity you put into it.
While I am fond of wood ducks, I must confess I’m rather distracted by paddling rivers and lakes and watching the not-so-wooden fowl on them. I hope the ducks aren’t offended. – KJ
Truly my pleasure KJ. Your work is a great antidote for my apocalyptic tendencies. 🤖
Who cares what the ducks think? I used to like them, but they’re basically freeloaders who came to live with me because of the pollution in George’s River. And now I’ve discovered that they have tiny teeth (they’ve nipped me a few times when I didn’t serve their drinks quickly enough 🍷), I’m starting to wonder whether they’re some other species entirely. Possibly extraterrestrial.
Ha well I guess that means you need to either learn to fix their drinks more quickly, or give them access to the cabinet.
Thank you for the compliment. What better time to focus on the joy and hope that’s available than when apocalyptic tendencies make an appearance? The bitter sweetens the sweet.
Hi Steve. Thanks for dropping by my site and leading me to yours! Always good to find another dark mind! 🙂 All the best, Kaye
My plez Kaye, and I like your light and chiaroscuro mix. I try not to be too dark. In the case of an apocalypse, I prefer to have the odd survivor. 😸
Hi Steve, Love reading your postings and appreciate your imagination. Thank you for checking out my blog. Happy weekend!
Thanks, and my pleasure. I enjoy your work, coming from the heart and eloquent ways of turning ideas. And I apologize that it isn’t still the weekend 😃, I’m always running behind the days…
What a a nice introduction.we love wood ducks in this house too😉
Thank you. Once I used to try to keep them out of the house, because they would stand on each other’s heads and get things out of the cupboards. Now I let them do whatever they like, as long as they use their own identities and passwords on social media.
That does sound only fair to me😉
Steve, I think the ducks are stealing your show. Tell them to get their own poetry out there before they compete for your audience.
Lovely to visit ‘about you’. Don’t know why I haven’t before.
I will pass your gratitude on to the ducks, Frank. They already have my show. In fact I should probably rename that page “ducks.” Actually I just had a look– it’s kind of an historical archive. I’ve been blogging too long.
I like the title of your blog. Also your sense of humor 🙂
Thank you. I have no sense of humor, mostly it’s just my real life. I do like the flows, compositions and the conformations of your works.
I like your blog and enjoyed the comments on this page. Thank you for reading a couple of my works.
Thank you, and my pleasure.