Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Just one more thing . . .

By the way, feedback is more than welcome! These short-short stories were done for a variety of venues over the last ten years, and don't look for more coherence than comes with the month of December as a setting. But any other reaction you have to scenes & characterization & dialogue is more than welcome. My gmail address is on the author page.

Time to reactivate this blog . . .

I've been pretty much all Facebook, blogishnesswise, the last two years; this blog was my link park for interesting stuff to show Joyce. Time to use it as a feed-blog for the Amazon Author Page (since I can't see how to route FB to it, suspect they don't want that, and a Feed from Blogspot is easy as mince pie with slowly melting ice cream). Greetings, and try "Winter Stories" . . . and tell your friends!

We'll see what I do with this.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Outer, Inner - GKC

"The outer ring of Christianity," wrote G. K. Chesterton in Orthodoxy, one hundred years ago, "is a rigid guard of ethical abnegations and professional priests; but inside that inhuman guard you will find the old human life dancing like children, and drinking wine like men; for Christianity is the only frame for pagan freedom."
His next sentence is as chilling as the previous is warming. "But in the modern philosophy the case is the opposite; it is its outer ring that is obviously artistic and emancipated; its despair is within."


Newt on Health Care


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Terry Goodkind's Law

Wizard's First Rule:

People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People’s heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool.