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Science Fiction, and Other Genres - What are They?

Personal thoughts and comparisons:

In reality they (genres) are the window dressing for a standard story you’ll find within any book. In a sense we could carry this further and say stories written are about the interactions of the characters in the story, and what and how it transpires determines the genre. 1,355 more words

Writing

And now...

…for something completely different (credit to Monty Python of course).

But let’s start with the fluff.

World records and stamps

Gibraltar set a new world record on National Day – in philately – with the issue of a set of stamps commemorating the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of Gib during the Second World War. 959 more words

Gibraltar

What's Wrong with Kids Today

I live two blocks away from a bunch of fields and sports-areas. Football, cheerleading, track, softball, baseball, soccer, hockey. There’s a designated field or area for each sport. 1,071 more words

Personal Stories

THE SICKNESS OF LYLE

I apologize for not posting and not being much involved in the blogging community in the last few months, a community that I have grown to love and cherish, and which I have missed. 2,198 more words

Animals

The Deal

Through my office window slipped a warm breeze, adding a gift of more oxygen to the light. But the young woman sat before me with hands clenched, deep-set hazel eyes averted and brimming with unshed tears. 1,956 more words

Alien vs. Predator: The demons within and without

The other day I posted a Facebook update about the different psychologies of fear associated with movie monsters, specifically Alien and Predator. It was just a weird, random thought that happened to pop into my head, but after giving it some more thought, I realized there is more to it. 1,591 more words

Life As Me

Who do Facebook. Vous deux.

Facebook. Viewed as a blessing and a curse. Such uncertain territory that small children are banned and dog participation is forbidden.(You know how dogs sniff odd things out.) 454 more words

Humor