Thursday, November 07, 2013

W H Mallock

Reading Mallock's Socialism criticism, I am marvelously impressed.  All the modern arguments answered.  Nay, not just answered, demolished!

Also absorbing the Rougon-Macquart saga par Zola.  Bit hyperbolic, compared to Balzac and Cousine Bette.  What real drama, personally characterized with spirit and insight and humour as well!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Interplanetary frivolity

So busy at work.  Did my 3000 yesterday, though, on the interplanetary colonization
 idea.  And I do have the tax deed article going.  And the germ of a Paris apartment idea.  Maybe if I sell enough e-books, we can buy an apartment over there!

I want to explore space through theology.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Clock nonsense

Woke up at 3:45 when I meant to wake up at 4:45.  Tricked myself again.  And then I get mad at whoever dreamed up this "Daylight Savings" nonsense, which is inconsistent and inexplicable.  I realize it's like getting mad at the sky or elections or other inexplicable annoyances.  At least the sky is beautiful while there's nothing uglier than an election, even one you win.  You just KNOW there's no logic, no legitimacy, just crazy peer pressure there.  Protest and the liberal screechers kick in.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Dark early

Ah, the good old time change.  Actually, time doesn't change.  How can it?  The government, for no clear reason, just tells everyone to change their clocks.  And they all do it, because everyone else is.  What nonsense!


Doing an Introduction or a Preface or a Foreword - subtle distinctions - is much harder than a continuing historical or fictional narrative.  It has to set up the story and "pre-qualify" the reader.  I don't want anyone even trying to read my book who isn't a good fit for it - that is, who isn't historically literate and highly skeptical, especially of sacred cows such as the Enlightenment.  And I want to give an  accurate idea of what's contained and what great ideas may be contained.  Tantalize and excite but don't give everything away - that's the idea!

Pictures - maybe some maps and graphs - would seem to be vital.  My gosh, but a book is a lot of work.  Lots less with the Internet, though.

Football's coming on TV today, but I'll still get some stuff done.