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Creativity Invention Science Uncategorized

The Cusp

After a certain point, everything become obvious. That, in essence, is the Cusp. Good ideas, once possible, occur to multiple people at the same time in almost every field of human endeavor. Once the ground is ripe for an idea, it will happen over and over again until eventually it will seem obvious to school […]

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Subconscious Uncategorized Writing

Cryptoamnesia

Cryptoamnesia is a phenomenon that I find fascinating. Crypto comes from the Greek for hidden or secret and amnesia from…well forgetting. It’s a secretly forgotten memory, or rather a thought you think is your own but that you’ve really received from elsewhere. The phenomenon reveals that much of our creative process is subconscious, and that […]

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BC Ferries Canadiana Sci-Fi Short Stories Uncategorized

Down by the Ferry

As a change from my rants concerning social media, I thought I’d share another story. I wrote this for the Bundoran Press Blood and Water anthology. Although it made it to the final round of consideration, it unfortunately was rejected so now I’m stuck with an 8000 word piece of science-fiction canadiana. I thought I […]

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Rants Social Media The Internet Uncategorized

Why I Hate Facebook (Part 2)

As usual, just after I write something I find someone else has recently done something similar. Stephen Marche wrote an article in the Atlantic this month titled “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” which touches on much of what I wrote about in my ‘Why I Hate Facebook’ post. Marche’s thesis is much broader than mine, suggesting […]

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Why I Hate Facebook

I gave up Facebook for Lent this year. Actually I gave up social media in general, spurning my newly acquired Twitter account, and my Google+ as well (yes, I still hold out hope that more people will move there.) This wasn’t a new exercise for me. I also did it last year, and the year […]