Futuristic Fiction: #Research for #Writers, Part 12, Business.

Photo by Marko Milivojevic on Pixnio You’ll find the introduction to this series here. This post looks at Business. What do we understand by the term ‘business’? In fact, it encompasses a wide range of activities and philosophies. Some people are in business to make improvements to life, some to help others, but most business …

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Futuristic Fiction: #Research for #Writers, Part 11, Blasphemy.

You’ll find the introduction to this series here. This post looks at Blasphemy. Ancient and often arbitrary laws of blasphemy are gradually losing ground throughout most of the civilised world. They remain a threat to free speech in too many countries at present, however. After all, blasphemy, as a matter of law, can only occur …

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Futuristic Fiction: #Research for #Writers, Part 10, Beauty.

You’ll find the introduction to this series here. This post looks at Beauty. Beauty, according to an ancient aphorism, lies in the eye of the beholder. Experience suggests this is so, most of the time. But will our future produce different standards of beauty? We know fashions, trends, local traditions, and beliefs all impact on …

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Finding Home, by Jackie Weger: #BookReview.

233 pagesWomen’s Humorous/Contemporary/Romance In this romance, we follow the progress of Phoebe as she attempts to find a new home for herself, her siblings, and her parents following their loss of employment. Set in America, it has the usual tendency to reference aspects of life that are familiar only to those who live there. In …

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Futuristic Fiction: #Research for #Writers, Part 9, Banking.

You’ll find the introduction to this series here. This post looks at Banking. Money, cash that is, will probably disappear in time. Currencies may also become a thing of the past when most transactions are completed online. What effect would such changes have on the banking industry and the customer’s need and experience of it? …

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Today’s Pictures: 10 Feb 21

‘Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.’   Gary Snyder With the daily shot from my local forest walks, I’m including a shot of the wider world, not always entirely ‘natural’, to satisfy those who love to …

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Futuristic Fiction: #Research for #Writers, Part 8, Authority.

You’ll find the introduction to this series here. This post looks at Authority. Most dictionary definitions of authority include references to legitimacy, but modern usage incorporates, and indeed often prefers, the more pejorative definition including the abuse of power. Authority, originally an attribute of tribal leaders, later taken over by various religious organisations, and eventually …

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Today’s Pictures: 9 Feb 21

‘A morning walk sets us out on the right foot for the day.’     Terri Guillemets With the daily shot from my local forest walks, I’m including a shot of the wider world, not always entirely ‘natural’, to satisfy those who love to see water in the pictures. Share on social media so we’ll reach more …

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Today’s Pictures: 8 Feb 21

‘Good walking leaves no track behind it.’     Laozi With the daily shot from my local forest walks, I’m including a shot of the wider world, not always entirely ‘natural’, to satisfy those who love to see water in the pictures. Share on social media so we’ll reach more people stuck indoors due to Covid-19. Who …

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Today’s Pictures: 7 Feb 21

‘The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish.’     Federico Castigliano With the daily shot from my local forest walks, I’m including a shot of the wider world, not always entirely ‘natural’, to satisfy those who love …

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