September 2017 archive

Sep 24

The Subversive Illusion of “I Can’t…”

In Brief — Some reasons why an old but eminently worthwhile book can improve your life. First, you must read it. [Written in May 2017.] Negative Attitudes are Quicksand — Last week it was an intriguing fantasy circus with its characters that we wish were real; this week a book that should be on every …

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Sep 17

The Best Fantasy Book I’ve Read

In Brief — A review of “The Night Circus” that reflects the author’s tastes. Will it reflect yours? [Written in May 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Dreams of a Circus of Fantasy — “The Night Circus.” My story about a story that stumbled out of the starting gate but crossed the finish line in first place. It is …

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Sep 10

Love, Angels and Devils

In Brief — A passing flirtation with theology allows the author to explore the relationship between love in our hearts, those we feel are our angels and the bad things that can make life miserable. [Written in April-May 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Life is Like a Box of Chocolates (Forrest Gump) Your life is like a roller-coaster …

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Sep 03

Euphemisms and Waste: A Poisonous Mix

In Brief— The author describes the corruption of our language and the prodigious military waste that robs Americans of precious dollars. He provides information about what is done in our name. [Written in March 2015. Revised in May 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————– The Orwellization of Language— Surprise! The American military not only wastes prodigious amounts of taxpayer …

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