Nobel Lies: Deception and working truth (5)

Liars and Storytellers1 Noble lie, big lie and the ’cause’1.1 The noble lie and big lie serve1.2 A prominent current noble lie amongst us Americans is, I suppose,  The Rapture, manifested in either its religious or secular form.2 The (Religious) Rapture...

Winter to Spring, Northern Wisconsin

March 14, 2015 Over the last several days the temperature has risen from -30F to +60F yesterday (well, +56F).  Nice. The snow this winter, three feet deep in parts of the tamarack plantation protected from wind, has melted to slush and water.  I had cut trails...

Winter night

Liars and Storytellers1 The Four Seasons2 Winter The Four Seasons Winter The second-floor  window looks west over a moon-lit landscape, black forest the border to snow-swept fields intensifying the moon’s reflected light.  Just above the SW horizon Mercury and...

Moscow: Deception and working truth [3]

Liars and Storytellers1 Deception in Moscow, 19612 All deception works within the context of what is true.3 A commander who forgoes deception forgoes a tool of warfare. Deception in Moscow, 1961 The ‘middle morass’ of The Executioner’s Son, that...

Winter morning

Early morning, December 12, 2014: The Town of Russell school bus, a veritable light show of blinking and flashing amber and red  and strobe lights, flies past  in the pre-dawn darkness. The temperature hovers either side of freezing. The forest, gray and white save...

Moscow 1962: Deception and working truth [2]

  Patrice and I are at the farm for at least the next year. Of late, the mornings have been fog-shrouded over one foot of snow. Beautiful. I work every day on The Executioner’s Son. We are in 1960-62 post-Stalin Moscow. Lenin/Stalin’s...

Deception and working truth (1)

Liars and Storytellers1 Define the word1.1 Deception’s purpose is to blur meaning.1.2 fiction has to two meanings:1.3 Deception1.4 Why deceive? Define the word I am writing a dramatic novel with the working title,  Executioner’s Son.   Deception is the...