Why not do it? It is a source of contention. It plays, to me, as being a case of words meaning more than they really ought to mean, since people thereafter read into the motives and can fill in their own blank. Doing that leads to conflict.
Also, I am never going to be in power, so we never have to worry about that. (If I am in power, move to a different planet, something someone somewhere made a huge mistake).
Some of the people who read my blogs and follow my Twitter and Facebook are aware that I was contacted by my birth family 4 months ago. I had reached the age, nearly, of 54, and had not had any inquiries into my file at the archives of the adoption unit that I was adopted through to that point.
I was moved, as it seemed someone was interested in my fate after the change over from one parent to others. I was also aware of the various reasons people seek their biological child after adoption. Some are seeking to know the answer to a great mystery. Some need to find their child because the DNA link, being a need for an organ, or marrow, or the like. Some are simply curious, and others are wrought with sorrow since giving up the child.
In my case it was a desire to end a mystery and reunite. The meeting went well. I was able to speak to my biological mother, her husband (not my biological father) and a cousin. And I found out that I have family, half siblings, and many cousins, nephews and nieces. I am grateful for the new family.
I am going through my nearly completed works and trying to finish edits and writing. There is not a dark undercurrent here, I am not hinting at any reason for the books not being finished. I would suggest that it is really a blessing to have the works nearly done so that when I have the focus and time, I can finish them and have some distance from them so I can edit better than normal. Both Marsha Nelson my proofer and Jason Moser my formatist are deeply appreciated in this endeavor.
What are the books about? One is a collection of King Arthur setting prose short stories. Another is a collection of poems about the Roman Republic and Empire. And the two that are in other people's hands are titled LORE and MEMORIA. Life is not easy, for many it is far too difficult, and my latest two books are investigations into basic questions of existence.
Both LORE and Memoria are copyright Alex Ness 2017
My thyroid still doesn't work, and it causes problems with sleep, energy, depression, and more. I recently also had some other issues that I would guess come from the related issues of the thyroid. Being sick because you've been sick pretty well sucks.
Global Warming or Climate Change
People who tell me that Climate Change is a hoax are usually assholes. They have an agenda and don't care about facts. I'd say this but my experience is similar for both sides of the debate. So, I am not going to discuss it in public any longer, not out of anger or worry, but out of a desire to continue to research without the influence of others. Sadly if either paradigm is correct earth is going to be hostile in temperature and weather events.