Wordsmithing and Perspective

Pietro Aretino, the patron saint (or devil) of wordsmithing. He excoriated his patron's rivals.

Hearing a single wordsmith perspective again and again … the person may stop noting the image of a backwoodman, only see an antisocial vagrant.

Government Economic Policy Importance

20% of Economy. US Federal Government Economic Activity

The federal government must sensibly handle its huge budget. Its selection of projects of national interest is immensely important. Lastly, but not least, it must regulate some economic activities to ensure that free markets are not distorted by hidden information.

Culture Origins

Figure 1. Man against nature without culture

Culture is the collection of fossilized behavioral solutions of our cultural ancestors that we have adopted. They support the continuation of society.

Up a Steep Hill

My new focus. Immediately in front, like a cheetah chasing prey

As I rode my bike up the steep hill, I kept focused on the top of the hill—to the distance I had to achieve.

Electric Usage and Temperature

Figure 3. Temps (blue) given on the left vertical. Electric usage (red) given on the right vertical

When the temperature (blue) is high, the electric use (red) is low. Contrariwise, when the temperature (blue) is low, the electric use (red) is high. They have opposite seasonal trends.

Short Story Craft

Like Escher's Drawing Hands, I'm reading to understand writing craft for future stories.

Writing craft elements that I learned through practicing these last 10 years. Wanting to arrange in my mind, that means writing them.

Wordsmithing and Perspective

Pietro Aretino, the patron saint (or devil) of wordsmithing. He excoriated his patron's rivals.

Hearing a single wordsmith perspective again and again … the person may stop noting the image of a backwoodman, only see an antisocial vagrant.

Short Stories Surprise

Descent into the Maelstrom

Short stories can illuminate psychological truths without the effort to the writer or the reader of a full-length novel.

Electric Usage and Temperature

Figure 3. Temps (blue) given on the left vertical. Electric usage (red) given on the right vertical

When the temperature (blue) is high, the electric use (red) is low. Contrariwise, when the temperature (blue) is low, the electric use (red) is high. They have opposite seasonal trends.

Heating Electricity Usage

I was surprised. This chart of our electricity usage by average outside temperature shows a wide variance in our usage at the same temperature.