Fourteen Score And Ten

https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/974497738799964160?s=19 If lifespans are extended significantly in the future... say, as the title suggests, by a couple hundred years -- or even a measly extra century -- I think it's highly likely that as demographics shift towards a preponderance of people over a century old the perception of youth as flighty will... stretch a bit.... Continue Reading →

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If This Goes On: Healthcare “Reform”

This is where things could go if they go very, very wrong for the American people -- not quite the wrongest. The worst case, as usual, is And, as a Cold War kid, that image and possible end is always with me. Yep, we could end up eating squirrels and burying half our kids before... Continue Reading →

A Billionaire Is Mad That Poor Kids Get Free Sandwiches

...so I wrote a little tweetstorm about that. https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/835919294387077122 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/835919618120245251 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/835920043057766400 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/835920919843516418 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/835921269325455361 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/835921538729840640 Sorry about the repeated tweet at the end. Twitter threads are formed by replying to yourself, and now twitter displays the tweet each one is replying to for context... except to make a readable thread like this it means you now... Continue Reading →

Thirteen Word Story: Back To The Trees

    Wars, famines, politicians casting every disagreement as life-or-death division, the screw-the-future shortsightedness of deregulated banks and businesses, the ever-deepening US suspicion of neighbors as enemies and basic social behavior as the demon-Stalinist-bugaboo of Cold War Soviet communism, the push deeper into religious extremism in the Middle East (copied, in rehtoric if not action... Continue Reading →

EAT SCIENCE FICTION

Could the future be so cruel?      I love food, and it shows in my fiction. There aren't many stories I write that go by without the characters having a meal. I'm working on a story now, and my characters just finished a Kazakh-inspired meal of mutton and rice with dried fruit and garlic.... Continue Reading →

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