Trump-Putin Arctic Dreams

In an analysis in Vanity Fair titled “In Trump’s Amerika”, Mike Mariani posits that Trump is using the same “chaos theory” techniques to accumulate power that Putin has used successfully for twenty years. From tweets to out-and-out lies, Trump forces the media to focus on fact-checking rather than digging for truth, making honesty and values irrelevant and feeding passivity among the citizenry. Once this quagmire is established, Trump can pursue his aim unfettered.
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Public Outing of My Novel in Progress

On Thursday evening, I read three sections from the first half of my as yet untitled novel to a crowd of about thirty people…seemed from the reaction that I’m on the right track! Thanks to Peggy Sturdivant for inviting me to It’s About Time at the Ballard Library, the longest running reading series in Seattle.