About rolandloops

I'm retired. I served my country until they made me go home. I was an Associate Professor and tried to teach young people not only about their subject, but about life as a whole. I have the most marvelous wife in the world, LizLoops here on Stories Space. We have been together through the good times and the bad times for more than 34 wonderful years. I have two sons that anyone would be proud of, two daughter-in-laws that are really just my daughters, and 5 bright stars for all of our futures, my grand children. (two girls and three boys) I hereby declare myself one of the luckiest men ever born!

Roland Lytle
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Chicago area, Illinois, United States
People. In the long run that is all that matters. I'm looking for any proof that this is not a dream.
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Liz Loops
Favorite Movies:
Being There, A Man From Earth, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Buckaroo Banzai, Serenity (and especially Firefly the TV series), Wizards, In the Loop, Perfect Pitch (loved the music and the cup song)
Favorite Music:
Peter, Paul & Mary, Iron Maiden, Simon & Garfunkel, Dead Kennedys, Satchmo
Date Joined:
14 Jan 2013
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Topic: For my friend Roland..
Posted: 19 Apr 2014 19:45

I must be Scottish. The bloody fly isn't getting my lager.

Topic: For my friend Roland..
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 22:57

Loved it. Thank you.

Topic: What is on your mind?
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 20:08

I need a change.

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 06:44

I'm an old salt trained to handle such things. It's not safe for you here. Come back in a week or two. Everything should be OK then.

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 21:10

You should go home, I saw an Obiekt around here.

Topic: Post a funny fact about the person above you!
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 21:07

Thinks manga isn't a comic.

Topic: This or That
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 21:06


Which do you like more, Star Trek or Star Wars?

Topic: This or That
Posted: 30 Mar 2014 07:28

That is the question?

On your hotdog, chili or kraut?

Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 29 Mar 2014 21:49


Topic: Post a funny fact about the person above you!
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 22:14

Is actually bald and uses long wigs.

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Stories Published By rolandloops
Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 8

In five seconds, the boosters shut down, the computer and console went dark, the artificial gravity disappeared, and the main lighting deactivated. Within moments, the pair of emergency lights providing dim illumination flickered and quit. At the same time, I felt a tingling sensation moving along my skin, I became nauseated, and I saw lights flashing where no lights existed. I heard...

Added 01 Mar 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 18 | Avg Score 4.78 | Views 365 | 7 Comments

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 7

Romero looked at me and said, “This is my bitch to slap. Get to your lifepod. I’ll buy the time you all need.” I waited a moment. “Ensign, get your ass out of here and kiss my girl for me when you get planet-side.” I asked him, “Which planet?” “Any, sir! I have a girlfriend on every one!” Just like a jarhead to have a woman on every planet and station. He was a brave man. We both knew if...

Added 13 Feb 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 15 | Avg Score 5 | Views 356 | 6 Comments

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 6

Romero must have noticed my nervousness, because he said, “Don’t worry ensign, you’ll do fine.” I asked, “Aren’t you going to bolster my bravery with some fictional Klingonese battle cry like ‘Today is a good day to die!’then give an evil laugh or something?” He shook his head and replied, “No sir, I’m not. The only Klingon I know of are on my hairy ass. In the deep black, there is only...

Added 10 Feb 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 16 | Avg Score 4.75 | Views 571 | 5 Comments

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 5

After my conversation with Ibanez and reviewing the computer defense programming , I considered the Captain’s conclusions while walking to my next destination. I contacted the gunnery chief. A standard sized freighter like the BharatBenz carries very little armament and no armor or shielding. Our turrets are the equivalent to a laser pistol against a Bolo class AI tank; give us enough time...

Added 08 Feb 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 388 | 6 Comments

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 4

Then it hit me and I said, “This isn’t a tadar ghost. It’s a ship or probe and it’s getting closer. Is it an EA vessel?” “This is nothing like I’ve ever seen and I thought I had seen everything built, until now. Maybe it’s a prototype or built from scratch. This type of equipment isn’t sold to civilian ships.” I gasped, “You mean pirates?” She said, “I don’t know and remember they’re...

Added 04 Feb 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 15 | Avg Score 4.93 | Views 389 | 5 Comments

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 3

All the way down the passageway, I heard the laughter and comments yelled after me from the crew’s mess. Today is just getting better and better. As I walked towards the tadar equipment compartment, I heard an announcement on the ships intercom for me to contact the CO. I quickly changed direction and hustled forward to the old man’s stateroom. She doesn’t like to be kept waiting. ...

Added 01 Feb 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 441 | 10 Comments

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 2

I said, “It appears to be a tadar transmission, but it can’t be.” Pointing at the contradictory information I continued, “See here, the tachyon wave pattern is way off norm. This pattern is completely inefficient. The prototype tadars installed almost eighty years ago operated better than this. The power readings are crinkled too.” As Denton evaluated my findings, my concentration wandered...

Added 27 Jan 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 15 | Avg Score 5 | Views 442 | 6 Comments

Last Day Aboard Ship

The wake-up alarm sounded in my quarters. That irritating oddly pitched buzz filled my head as my mind drifted into consciousness. They have scientifically created the sound that our hearing and brains can’t ignore. I think it is a combination of a baby’s cry, the sound of a cat whose tail is stepped on, and a nagging wife all rolled up into one sound, and then add a little screech of...

Added 24 Jan 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 20 | Avg Score 5 | Views 562 | 12 Comments

First Step for Apotheosis

The Earth Alliance explorer class ship EAS Apotheosis cruised through the endless void at speeds unimaginable only a decade ago. The mark III PNP drive (pumped neutrino propulsion) moved the ship almost one million two hundred thousand miles per second, or six point four times the speed of light. With the realization of the PNP drive, humankind had entered a completely new realm of...

Added 03 Nov 2013 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 25 | Avg Score 5 | Views 474 | 10 Comments


Dreamcatcher, Larry, wrote a story last month ‘I’m Arnold Palmer’ which reminded me of a joke; Jesus and Moses were playing golf one day. They approached a par three hole where the green was located on an island in a large pond. The green was accessed by a long pathway from the left side of the green to the shore. It was a fairly long shot from the tee to the green across the pond....

Added 26 Jul 2013 | Category Humor | Votes 34 | Avg Score 5 | Views 559 | 14 Comments

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Posted: 04 Jul 2014 07:42
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 14:08
Thanks for reading Starways Roland.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 00:38
Posted: 22 Jun 2014 04:49
Hello! (hugs)
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 08:05

thank you for your continued support
Posted: 31 May 2014 08:30
Have a wonderful weekend!
Posted: 30 May 2014 05:45
Posted: 21 May 2014 12:53
Never tried it with Mountain Dew, but I have made it with vanilla extract and Coca-Cola! I used a chocolate glaze. It was delicious!
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Posted: 23 Apr 2014 13:12
Roland it's always a pleasure to have you read me and leave such a nice comment. Thank you.

"A Poem Begins and Ends..."
Posted: 19 Apr 2014 02:03
Thank you for reading my poem 'Edit.' I appreciate your kind words. I will write more for this site, eventually. I write more for the sister site... a lot more. ~Tamar
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 00:02
Have a wonderful weekend! ~Tamar
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 18:23
Hi Roland. Could not resist this...
Posted: 13 Apr 2014 18:19
Just stopping by to say hi.

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 06:59
Posted: 23 Mar 2014 07:22
Happy Sunday Roland
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