Meandering Monday about Our Crumbling Foundations and What We’re Allowed to Know
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Meandering Monday about Our Crumbling Foundations and What We’re Allowed to Know

Happy Independence Day!!! I’m going to take the opportunity to go slightly political about narratives versus news. If you’re offended – well, it’s a free country. At least that’s what I remember from social studies, but then, I’m an old guy. In our foundational documents, a high importance was put on freedom of speech, freedom … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”

It’s official! Cats of War III (my third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire collection) is ready for its July 8th release date. So this Fractured Fragment Friday, we’ll visit the eighth story in the series (and the first in the collection) – “Imperial Imperilment.” Here’s the Blurb Lord Phylo and his Canine Armada have … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”

This week we visit “The Right Idea” – Detective Jimmy Delaney story #3. I wrote “In a Flash” as a standalone short story, and thought that was it – but then Jimmy said “Hey, what about this other case, and “Mixed Signals” came to be. But once I let Jimmy in he wouldn’t go away. … Continue reading

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