<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker” Recombines His Infinite Possibilities</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker” Recombines His Infinite Possibilities

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

<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: Simple, Age-Related Forgetfulness? Full-blown Dementia? Burglary? Or is Everything Really “Bugging Out”?</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Simple, Age-Related Forgetfulness? Full-blown Dementia? Burglary? Or is Everything Really “Bugging Out”?

In “Bugging Out” I was exploring a couple of disturbing observations about impermanence – the way that buildings seem to instantly appear (yes, I know they were probably being built for weeks and I just wasn’t paying attention) and also how common objects that I know I just saw a moment ago simply vanish (where … 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: 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

Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Unreliability of the Mature Mind” (and coupons!)
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Unreliability of the Mature Mind” (and coupons!)

“The Unreliability of the Mature Mind” is an ongoing concern for me as I watch my memory slip further from being reliable. I wondered – if you had an advanced brain-washing technique that involved creating false memories by building new neural connections, would it work with people whose neural pathways aren’t holding together? Could dementia … Continue reading