frozen

A metaphor is an implied comparison between two things that are unlike each other but have something in common. When used with restraint, metaphor is an economical way of conveying depth and complexity without ‘telling’ your reader what to think. Think about how an eggshell conveys fragility, an icicle conveys chill, or a shredder conveys … Continue reading frozen

first light and bad love

The Sun coming up is an illusion so convincing that, though we know it is the Earth's motion that causes the Sun to appear on the horizon, we persist in calling it 'sunrise'. This is because we on earth are in a rotating reference frame. Something that I don't fully understand. But I think it might … Continue reading first light and bad love

hottest year #clifi

The New York Times reports that 2014 was the hottest year on record surpassing 2010 "planetary warming...poses profound long-term risks to civilization and to the natural world."  photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service It's ten years from now. Deliver the news, as it will be if no remedies are put in place, to Bettles Light and Power … Continue reading hottest year #clifi