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Forecast Friday: The Ties That Bind

Nothing fancy today – no predictions; just wondering where we’re going to wind up…

What was all the freaking out about Brexit? Was it that a people decided to return to being responsible for themselves instead of subjugating their nation to an distant, unaccountable bureaucracy? Or was it even more insidious – the powers that be seeing what they thought of as the inevitable path to a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT stalled? We were all supposed to be on a happy march toward UTOPIA. Instead we seem to be moving into true SELF-government.

I remember there were people who panicked when the Soviet Union lost control – first of their satellite slave-states, and then when the entire USSR uncobbled itself. How could the world survive without central control? What could we rely on?

Change is a tough thing for most of us to handle. So is freedom.

The Industrial Revolution: there was a time when technological advances forced conformity – for efficiency, everyone needed to fit into the mold assigned to them. Here lately, though, customization to the needs AND FREEDOM of the individual is what’s been enabled. People used to only connect with others geographically – now we form communities that have nothing to do with where we live. Our loyalties are stretched beyond the traditional boundaries.

We can break our ties and form new ones quicker than before. We can decide who we want to associate with (and not); who we will listen to. Who we will believe.


Will there still be the traditional states and nations? Of course. Somehow, the bad guys can still kill us in the real world, even if we block them on Facebook. So there will always be a need for local, PHYSICAL government. But the hold of a central government on us is not what it was. Funny – with our communities spreading out across the globe, we prefer our government closer.

It’s a smaller world. Just saying…


WolvesWillComeCoverThis week’s Smashwords coupon is for “The Wolves Will Come”:

How will you answer when they are at your door?
The Tribe is leaving their world for a new home, but Bear is too old to make the journey. It is of no real consequence – neither is it in him to run from his enemies, nor to abandon his heart’s home. It’s just a matter of time before the Exiled find him – or will age and the wolves get to him first?

Use coupon code CM25R to get 67% off the cover price at Smashwords (that’s only 99-cents – such a deal!) – it’s good until July 2nd.

Here’s the link:
“The Wolves Will Come” is also available in the collection – And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.


MatingRitualsCover“Mating Rituals” is now available for purchase:

It’s been so long…
Manti has only one night left on Cuniculus before she returns to Cesilli – why not spice up a paid hit with a little romance?

“Mating Rituals” is available at all the usual places, including (but not limited to):




William Mangieri’s writing, including his latest eBook “Mating Rituals”, can be found in many places, including:
• Smashwords:
• His Amazon Author page:
• Barnes & Noble:
• Createspace (if you prefer physical books):
• His site on WordPress:
• “William Mangieri’s Writing Page” on Facebook at:
• His Goodreads author page:
• Or on twitter: @WilliaMangieri


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