He’s lucky to have them!

He’s lucky to have them!

Another comedy piece is up at Points in Case. Check it out:

Hostage Emails from my Brother’s Kidnappers

And as always, my novel is available here: The Last Island

The Maltese Bluebird? The Big Insomnia?

Noir Novels

My latest comedy piece is up at Points in Case. Check it out:

False Starts to my New Noir Novel

And as always, my novel is available here: The Last Island

 

An Urgent Need

A great poet is always timely. A great philosopher is an urgent need.
— Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

In 1961, the philosopher Erich Fromm discussed ‘mobile truth.’  In his Afterward to George Orwell’s 1984, he proposed a fictional employee, who works for a large corporation, which claims that its product is better than any other.  This employee comes to believe this claim, whether or not it is justified.  It becomes his/her truth.  However, if that employee moves to a rival corporation, he/she will accept another truth, which is that this new corporation’s product is the best.  Though both beliefs can’t be possible, this new truth will be as true as the old one.  So much for cognitive dissonance. Continue reading “An Urgent Need”