Monthly Archives: July 2017

Links and Comments: Conservative Authoritarianism, Mysticism, and Selective History

Right Wing Watch: Breitbart Editor: The Goal Is The ‘Full Destruction And Elimination Of The Entire Mainstream Media’ That is, an authoritarian, conservative government that determines the truth, and no one else is allowed to say respond or criticize, or … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: Science and Science Fiction

Harvard Business Review: Why Business Leaders Need to Read More Science Fiction. Science fiction can help. Maybe you associate it with spaceships and aliens, but science fiction offers more than escapism. By presenting plausible alternative realities, science fiction stories empower … Continue reading

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Curious Play

On Saturday we saw the play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, on its US National Tour leg just ending here in San Francisco, with a different cast than the Broadway version, or any previous version, but … Continue reading

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Mrs. McPherson’s Antidote to Despair

my husband is dead and it’s lonely now      though still i enjoy the bright sun in my morning kitchen where i      sit and drink coffee and remember. the kids are gone off with their own      lives and … Continue reading

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More from Cory Doctorow’s Locus Interview

While editing the ‘excerpts’ from Cory Doctorow’s long interview in the current issue of Locus Magazine, excerpts that I posted online on Sunday (here), I captured several other passages from that interview that particularly appeal to the themes of this … Continue reading

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George Lakoff on the Conservative Moral Hierarchy

Retired UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff answers Two Questions About Trump and Republicans that Stump Progressives, a piece that has gotten some circulation the past couple weeks. The questions are: 1) Why don’t Trump supporters turn against Trump even though … Continue reading

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Links and Comments: Science v Stories; Religion, Conservative Resistance, and Reality; a Freeway

Science Fiction, Science, and Storytelling Tor.com: Nancy Kress: Science and Science Fiction: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Many, many more people see science fiction movies than read print SF. Almost all SF movies, and much print SF as … Continue reading

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Apple Valley Dreams

From the northeast corner of Apple Valley — where the first, now disappeared, Apple Valley house where my family lived, was — you get views to the south and southwest of the hills and mountains, during the day and at … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Apple Valley 2017

Since I finished a couple posts of photos and commentary (e.g. http://www.markrkelly.com/Blog/photos/first-apple-valley-house/) about the house in Apple Valley, California, where my family lived when I was three or four years old, I’ve been gathering photos of the second Apple Valley … Continue reading

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