Day 85: 2020 Pandemic. Suspension of Disbelief

Day 85: 2020 Pandemic. Suspension of Disbelief

As a fiction writer, we often discuss “suspension of disbelief”. What that means is getting the reader so caught up in the story, that they don’t stop and go: “Wait! That’s not real.” As we see General Mattis finally weighing in on matters, it’s another day requiring...
Day 50: 2020 Pandemic. There will be Blood

Day 50: 2020 Pandemic. There will be Blood

We’ve now seen armed protestors storming state capitols a couple of times. Today it was Michigan. What’s amazing is that it’s legal for them to bring their weapons into the capitol but there are metal detectors in the entrances for, what exactly? I had to take off my...

The March of Folly– How Apropos for Now

I just finished The March of Folly by Pulitzer Prize winning author Barbara Tuchman and highly recommend it. It details how humans are not only foolish, but rush into stupidity, eyes wide, ignoring all evidence to the contrary. She spans history with her examples and...