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Fractured Fragment Friday: Just One Week Until Detective Jimmy Delaney’s “Hacked Off” Release!
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Just One Week Until Detective Jimmy Delaney’s “Hacked Off” Release!

Since we’re now a week out from the release of “Hacked Off” (Detective Jimmy Delaney #7), it seems that I should be featuring it on Fractured Fragment Friday, so I am. So where did Jimmy come from? It started with an off-hand comment, someone wishing they could just plug a flash drive into their head … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about Why I Don’t Trust a Media Obsessed with Building a Narrative
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Meandering Monday about Why I Don’t Trust a Media Obsessed with Building a Narrative

On the news recently, I heard another dutiful news anchor reference to the “deadly January 6th riots”.  I’m a fiction writer. I make up stories and build narratives for entertainment. People in my profession sometimes put disclaimers on our works (sort of a modified version of fact-checking) if they are getting too close to reality, … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: So, How Close IS “Close Enough” for Government Work?
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Fractured Fragment Friday: So, How Close IS “Close Enough” for Government Work?

“Close Enough” came from the expression “close enough for government work.” What would that look like over galactic or planetary distances? How badly could a non-responsive agency botch things, and what kind of NORMAL people might put themselves in a position to depend on that agency? Here’s the Blurb Could a Messier object be any … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: The Infinite Possibilities of “The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: The Infinite Possibilities of “The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker”

I give a lot of thought to dementia and Alzheimer’s. It could be due to hearing of prominent people (Ronald Regan, Terry Pratchett) who have wound up with it, as well as relatives. Then again, it’s more likely on my mind because my own memory always seems to be in continuous decline. I wondered about … Continue reading