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Response to Friedman’s Next 100 Years

Friedman’s is certainly a clearer view on a bigger scope of reality than I’ve previously accessed. I wonder, who are his contemporaries? I say “contemporaries” because the media play on him would hold that he’s peerless. Who else does what … Continue reading

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How I Came to George Friedman’s The Next 100 Years

Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood; Mad Max; Book of Eli; Bladerunner; Terminator; Fifth Element; Terra Nova; Joss Whedon’s “World That Was”; the American Torchwood; even The Hot Zone, that 90s Ebola non-fiction thriller; and mostly, the book that makes Stephen King’s The Stand … Continue reading

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Outtakes from the First Draft

Maybe in every age of humanity — no matter the objective status of a given population — maybe you can always find somebody who thinks things are simply marvelous and somebody who thinks it’s all one hairy clusterfuck. Well, of … Continue reading

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Rearranging deck chairs and the band played on

Take the whole kit with the caboodle Experience life don’t deplore it Shake hands with time don’t kill it Open a lookout Dance on a brink Run with your wildfire You are closer to glory leaping an abyss than upholstering … Continue reading

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Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 313-4

His view of the world is quirky and funny and, in its own way, highly sophisticated.  He is unimpressed by pretense and unmoved by convention.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking Adam doesn’t see or understand these things.  He does. … Continue reading

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Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 298

So far, this sense of knowing, which feels a lot like “remembering” something that is not past but future, has never been wrong.  I don’t think I’m unusual in having these premonitions.  It’s just that when I was expecting Adam … Continue reading

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“people like us” Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 297

I have always liked Albert Einstein’s comment that “people like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”  [my emphasis]

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