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One of my friends commented earlier that reaching out when one needs help is complicated by feeling that others have too many problems of their own.

So, I've decided to leverage my situation.

I'm doing well. Do any of you need to talk?

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Pondering gaps in .

If you wanted an entertaining read about a future that differed from this world in one aspect, what are you having difficulty finding?

A different attitude to race? A new default on gender/sex? A specific political structure?

Not saying I'll know how to write it well, but I'd like to push my boundaries in a way that produces greater social good if I can.

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"[I'm] trying to pull off a track that’ll result in everyone getting exactly the kind of world they want.

"Everyone including the enemy."

Lightning shatters ice
Darkness leaves me doubly blind
The sky is silent

Very happily not single and very happily not living a blokey life; still a great song.

Steeleye Span, “Batchelors Hall”: youtube.com/watch?v=rqTPZOSfgX

Starless Night by Stephanie Flint & Isaac Flint

“The Flints combine the action and politics of supervillains and superheroes teaming up against a common threat with the uncertainty of someone who cannot trust their own mind, creating science-fiction that is both fast-paced and emotive.”

More thoughts: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

The Vanishing Woman by Doug Peterson

“Peterson weaves historical fact with strong inference and complex characters, creating a tale that is more engaging than dry narrative but all the more harrowing for being true.”

More thoughts: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

Greatly enjoying Katy Naylor's “Kraken”

“Danger is curled in small beginnings

The lock of hair that sparked the feud
the first soft sprig of mistletoe...”

Read the poem here: feversofthemind.com/2021/11/16

A second (rather well-written) article on my wife: bristol247.com/lgbtq/features-

Clearly, I'm now married to a celebrity, so am off to have my caviar gold-plated.

More seriously, there are still tickets left if you are interested in the class.

Wormking by Sebastian Leyendecker

“Leyendecker fuses visceral cosmic horror with the tropes of Cold War espionage thrillers, raising questions of whether the right thing is sometime also the immoral thing.”

More thoughts: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

A startling conjunction of pop, homage to Pink Floyd, and mid-Eighties CGI video that brings me a strange joy.

Stray Tablet, “Breaking the Code”: youtube.com/watch?v=DJaidVuX14

WICKERPEDIA, ed. Kristin Garth & Nick Morrissey

“Mixing perspectives on the power of belief, both good and bad, to shape lives with attempts to capture the experience of believing, the Garth and Morrissey create an experience as filled with poetry, awe, and horror as the films that inspired it.”

More thoughts: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

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