In Uncategorized on October 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm

The deed is done, more or less. The last chapter is complete, and I will poke away on some of the supplementary details as hobby time allows. I may also tinker a little with the main chapters, but not much. I am more or less content with the result. That being said, I was rereading the story of the Reformers this evening and found I had misspelled Sydenham’s name in all but one instance. Then when I checked some references to be sure, I found I had snuck in an extra colonial election that never happened!  That’s been hanging out there since summer of 2015, argh! OK, cleaned that up. Should be good to go.

So, phase 2: I have been sending e-mails out to people I think might be interested in this. I will keep doing this for a while and watch the counter. They may come and read the site, and they may recommended the site to their friends. And, they may  point out other errors, which I will need to address. And besides errors, they may challenge the ideas that underpin the site’s themes. All good! I want to get people thinking about these things.

“A constructive argument is a rigorous testing of a model of the real world, a model that is made of words.  If during testing, the model is revealed to not predict relevant real world events, then the model should be revised or discarded.  If the model is tested and not found wanting, then it has persuaded its testers.  It doesn’t mean the model of reality will predict real events, because the tester may not have asked the right questions.  So, the more thorough and thoughtful the testers’ questions, the more likely the model reflects reality, and becomes useful to the community.”

That’s what’s supposed to happen.

(Great prose, eh?)



a lot closer to done

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2015 at 11:48 am

I put up on the internet that I wanted to get that last chapter written before the election. The election came and went, and that last chapter is not done and posted yet.

Well, the good news (for you, my readers) is that it’s a lot closer to done. The good news for me is the stuff that interfered with the writing was very good for me personally. So, I am a little disappointed by my writing progress, but undaunted.

The title of that last chapter has changed from ‘Tweeks’ to “The crowded seat and other stories’. The page is under construction, but you can read it in its rough versions, at various levels of completion, till the sign comes down.


another biennial

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2015 at 6:01 am

Every two years, it seems, I put out a post about my progress on writing this website. Here we are again.

In the last two years I have managed to sort out my problems with the Dance of the Partisans, by writing the chapters Channeling and Rebellion’s Children, which was material pulled from the original Dance and re-arranged and added to so it would stand on its own and give a better foundation for the Dancers. Now Dance becomes the smallest chapter but I am reasonably content with the lay of the arguments now. It really needed to be pulled apart.

I am working on Tweeks, and it is going fairly well because a lot of it was done a long time ago and now I am “just” adding in the explanatory stuff that has been rattling around in my head for years. Here’s the deal. I intend to have Tweeks, which is the last chapter, finished before the federal election Oct 19, so readers can examine the results in light of some of the issues raised in this website. I have some very significant personal commitments coming up before then, so this will be a challenge. Wish me luck!