One tool for inventing an imaginary story universe in science fiction is extrapolating from the present into the future. Granting corporations lots of extra power as the Supreme Court did recently is very good for my worldbuilding. But is very bad for the world I actually live in. Continue reading
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Really, it’s just my cat. But he’s very handsome, don’t you think? And a very brief report on a looooooong phone call with my friend Chris.
Chris & Rozz & Jesse & Mel (with Jesse’s dog Sweetheart) on a Kenai Peninsula hike in 2006 — & now, all over the place. But still good friends.