Exireas is taking shape and the end is in sight. There have been a few changes with much more to do. But here we are on March 23, 2018. Protagonist? Peytz Minkar Antagonists? There are two. Captain Cornelius ‘Tin’ Tinning and Gibson Crew.
Welcome To Exireas The first draft of Exireas has been completed and now begins the task of copy and literary editing. There are three things that accompany this project. First, a simple table of contents. Second, those contents depicted in a simple network diagram corresponding to the stages in a… Read more“Exireas – The Chapter Outline”
The opposite of religious faith, as a diversity of sacerdotal honourifics would have us believe, is found in expressions of apostasy. This is simply not true. The opposite of faith is the engaging realization of new possibilities, a kind of faith in itself, the liberating and joyful awakening of wonder…. Read more“Faith”
Another character of note in the novel Exireas is Abigail “Abi” Peneater. She’s a fifty-five year old woman with long silver hair (Emmy-Lou Harris like). She’s a humanist, a patron of the arts and a political activist. At one point in her life she attempted to establish cell day, a global day… Read more“Exireas – Abigail Peneater”
Helping Supervisors1 Diffuse Potentially Difficult Situations by Michael Kelly, MA Forget for the moment your social circle, your cultural group, your corporate affiliation, your nation state. At the very least, every person needs to know they belong on this planet. Michael Kelly, 2011 One of the less remembered… Read more“Acknowledgment Statements”
Recently I’ve been receiving friend requests from people who’ve been dead for years. I’m not sure if it’s a flaw in Big Brother’s algorithm worrying the paranoid in me, a tactic derived from a marketers’ morality to feed the cynic in me, or some sort of spiritual intervention aggravating the… Read more“I Saw Your Face Today”
… targets of abuse can themselves play significant roles in shaping the terrain of conflict and thus lessen their vulnerability through creative, intelligent, and supple reactions.1 The Scene Let’s pick an occupation. It can be anything,2 but here we’ll say you work at the front desk of a medical clinic. In… Read more“Staying Calm”
I’ll always remember the first day of my first real job.1 It started on April 28, 1974 with a morning alarm playing the flapamba intro to Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” I got up, got dressed, met my brother, ate, then boarded a special “worker” bus which took… Read more“Work Saga 2 – Employees”
Exireas now has three reasonably developed characters – Peyton “Peytz” Minkar, Judy Marion and now Dr. Véro Roberts. Here’s a tiny peek into her character … “Some medical establishments are hard to approach, especially when called The Pest House. The name historically referred to hospitals and brothels, places where people were exposed to the… Read more“Exireas – Peyton “Peytz” Minkar, Judy Marion and Dr. Véro Roberts”
For some reason it is important for aggressive people to expose the mistakes of others and to hold these as evidence of character flaws. For them conflict is good and a victory happens when they are able to leave someone worse off than they found them.