Saturday, April 19, 2008

My Father's Paradox (fiction revision)


story published in Eclectica

National Defense University on the Iraq War


At 4/20/2008 03:50:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

That's quite excellent Chancelucky. "Fiction Revision" could have also been the title :-). Oh and thanks for making me relive the horrors of powdered milk too!

At 4/20/2008 04:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The illuminating fascinations of this piece is exactly why I want the Lucky Tang novel finished so you can write so many more of these true fictions.

At 4/20/2008 04:46:00 PM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

Thanks Dale....I'm noticing now that the paragraphing didn't carry through to the online copy it couldn't have been easy for you to read the thing....

I had powdered milk a few times as a was frightening tasting stuff.

At 4/20/2008 04:49:00 PM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

Mr PB,
wow, how weird I was responding to Dale and you must have commented at the same moment.
Again thanks for reading the thing, how does anyone read it without paragraphs?

At 4/20/2008 06:41:00 PM, Blogger Gifted Typist said...

Absolutely captivating.
Game theory, decision theory, chancelucky.

At 4/20/2008 06:55:00 PM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

Thanks GT,
you now the Chancelucky thing hadn't occured to me re the game/decision theory thing..

The blogging name came from the names of our dogs at the time. Lucky died last year.

At 4/21/2008 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Gifted Typist said...

Sorry about Lucky (I daren't make the obvious quip)

If the names in your piece have not been changed to protect the innocent, then I am very impressed by your accomplishments, though not surprised, given the quality of your writing.
I'm fascinated by Geography of Time.

I've been Googling.

At 4/22/2008 07:09:00 PM, Blogger Chancelucky said...

I had to google Robert Levine myself. No, I didn't realize that there was a real Robert Levine who writes books when I wrote this story. The Geography of Time does sound pretty interesting, very similar to Edward Hall's books about non verbal communication.

There were real people who did serve as models for this particular story though.

At 3/20/2009 11:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. I was too young during Watergate and the Vietnam era to really pay attention as the history unfolded, but have learned a little more about it over time. As I get older, I hate war more and realize that its mostly an excuse for the well connected to war profiteer.

There are a few books that I wonder if you have read.

Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire by Alex Abella

Anything by Robert Caro, who wrote about Robert Moses and has been brilliant in his trilogy on LBJ.

Peace ~ Arcticferret


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