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Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 08:37 am:   

Recently read Lucius' editorial in Postscripts #7.

It's well worth the read.
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Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 08:46 am:   

I appreciate that Lucius is willing to discuss difficulties with his writing.

Specifically he's initially on fire but the fire fades and then it becomes difficult to finish.

Not a churner.

It makes for messes and one can only imagine the decisions that are made to achieve or not achieve completion.
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Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 08:49 am:   

On the origin(s) of stories...i.e. cave drawings, etc.

Bragging rights.

I can imagine "dominance" over others as a motivation to tell a good story.
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Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 09:03 am:   

On the difficulty of achieving interest in polemical writing.

The herd is not moving in this direction.

Isn't the objection that it's very difficult to sell polemical writing?

Certainly the Internet provides a giant space to post any sort of writing imaginable as long as one is willing to free it from a commercial obligation.
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Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 09:24 am:   

There is the lie and then there is the lie.

Cable news is ugh! I have no difficulty believing that the various commentators most likely believe their words. The words that someone else has usually written. Consequently there's a difficulty with coming to terms with anything that's apparently contrary. A nonbeliever may conceive this as a lie.

It's easier in some cases to dismiss it as a lie.

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