Meandering Monday about Projecting Weakness and Shamefully Empty Words
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Meandering Monday about Projecting Weakness and Shamefully Empty Words

It’s amazing what a year of poor, feckless leadership can do. I have gone from being proud of the U.S. to being ashamed. What does that mean? I happen to think this is the best/greatest country in the world. I am not ashamed of our founding documents or principles. Sure, it would have been nice … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about How Killing the Messenger Doesn’t Kill the Message
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Meandering Monday about How Killing the Messenger Doesn’t Kill the Message

You’ll soon be having Thanksgiving dinner. This is the one meal where we’re prone to having ALL our relatives together – including the ones you can’t stand (remember – relatives are people you don’t get to choose.) Uncle Loudmouth goes into his usual tirade about something or other – a very unpleasant and controversial griping … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about Gender Language in the Animal King/Queendom
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Meandering Monday about Gender Language in the Animal King/Queendom

It’s hard to navigate the current clouding of gender language. There are places where you can get in legal trouble for addressing someone with the wrong pronoun. It would be simpler if the thought police just outlawed pronouns altogether, wouldn’t it? But then there’d probably be people who’d label REFUSING to use any pronouns as … Continue reading

Meandering Monday about Censorship, Consensus, Conscience, and Coercion
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Meandering Monday about Censorship, Consensus, Conscience, and Coercion

You don’t prove you’re right by silencing the opposition. This has  been tried throughout history, and does nothing but slow down progress. Sure, the people resisting truth to preserve their short-term self-interest may retain power for a little bit longer, but eventually it has to be admitted that Galileo was right, and that the Earth … 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