Who could predict this? We did, actually…
Don’t worry if you don’t understand that title. If the majority of people could understand it, chances are Donald Trump wouldn’t be President.
Or maybe he would. Who knows.
Anyway, this post is about Donald Trump as POTUS, President Of The United States. It’s been about a week as I write this. If you’re reading this before the end of January 2017, you’re one of my Patreon supporters. I plan on republishing it on our Politics blog (alas, long gone) at the end of February 2017 with additional comments, if any.
Continue reading “The Gloves, They Go Boom!”
Yesterday I saw a tweet “If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument would you invoke to prove they should value logic?”
I would determine what type of argument they most value and invoke that type of argument to their detriment, offering logical discourse as an alternative.
“Don’t Trump supporters know they’re wrong?”
The question is invalid.
‘Wrong’ implies a morality. Any question of ‘right and wrong’ requires a concept of a godhead, obeisance to some authority capable of inviolate decisions. Telling someone they’re ‘wrong’ requires them to understand guilt and shame. That’s the province of religion and we’re suppose to keep church and state separate in America.
Questions of morality require a recognition of a higher authority, of something superior to one’s self.
I think what you’re after is ‘error’. What most Trump supporters can’t do is admit they made a mistake. This has nothing to do with Trump specifically. Western society especially has made it a point of honor – saving face – not to admit a mistake. Admitting a mistake causes two things immediately; it recognizes responsibility and it requires change.
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Be careful which medicos you allow into your home
Hello all and welcome to our continuing series of author interviews. Today’s author, Wendy Weiss, is an expert on desperate crimes…no, no, no, that’s not correct. She’s an RN working in the insurance industry (by day) and that experience has led her to understand people walking the edge of what medical science knows and what the insurance industry will do, not always a fun place to be.
There’s an English teacher in every bookclub.
I’d like everyone to stand up and give Wendy Weiss a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure.
There are days when I hate my characters.
Continue reading “Wendy Weiss – Crimes of Desperation and Other Insurance Oddities”
Nobody cares who the masked man is if he doesn’t use his gun.
Are they noticed then forgotten?
Does a character not have a name but is noticed by primary or main characters? That’s a minor character. Minor characters show up once or twice in a story but interact with the primary and main characters to reveal something the author wants to reader to know.
Continue reading “Characters Part 4 – Minor Characters”
Did you know orthodox jews are from the Galileo Quadrant? Some of them, anyway…
Hello all and welcome to our continuing series of author interviews.
Today’s guest is Montreal native Philip Mann, author of the Dark MUSE Jewish Paranormal series. This is a special treat because, if you’re like me, you don’t know much about judaism or how that belief’s concept of the paranormal differs from other orthodoxies. Prepare to be educated. I’d like everyone to stand up and give Philip Mann a big round of applause for taking part in our exciting adventure.
In many presentations in the popular media, jewish life is caricatured, or watered down.
Philip told me he was born in the Galileo quadrant, north-northeast sector of the Andromeda strain, and that he’s always had a vivid imagination, but only focussed it in 2010, more or less. His wife puts up with his ramblings knowing that it keeps him from serious, possibly certifiable acts.
Beyond that, nobody’s saying anything.
Continue reading “Philip Mann – Oddball Jewish Paranormalism”