Meandering Monday about A Narrative-Driven Lack of Reality
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Meandering Monday about A Narrative-Driven Lack of Reality

Narratives are so frustratingly unhelpful. Covid has been a terrible ordeal, released on the world by scientific incompetence (or worse), and has resulted in millions of unnecessary and unfortunate deaths. But I believe we are coming out of that long dark tunnel into a brighter tomorrow where a combination of natural & herd immunity, vaccines … 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

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Meandering Monday about Trying To Get a Read on THE END OF THE WORLD

I’ve now been without a day-job for two whole weeks. The last time this happened was in 2000, after my customers decided they didn’t need my programming services any longer, once I’d made the world (or at least my clients) safe from the software perils of Y2K. You might remember this if you’re forty or … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday about Complexities, Compromising, & Coronavirus

There is no perfect answer to how we deal with the Wuhan Coronavirus. You don’t want people to die, but we (in the U.S.) lose tens of thousands to influenza each flu season (this last one was fairly light – around 18,000 deaths; usually we’re looking at 30,000 or so – just for perspective.) You … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about Russian Static
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Meandering Monday about Russian Static

They’re back! In case you don’t remember (or only got the Dem-MSM spin), we’ve just had a couple of years of collusion investigation (on Trump, not on the real colluders) that wound up unable to find any evidence. In the course of that investigation, there were gratuitous assertions that Russia wanted to help Trump, but … Continue reading