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