08/17/20 – Back At The Front Door Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 17, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/2020-08-17-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Especially since “wise” is such a vague term and almost impossible to agree on. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 08/13/20 – Trail Gone Cold 08/18/20 – Can’t Go Back 13 Comments Coyoty August 17, 2020 at 2:45 am 3 years ago Constant wisdom results in stagnation. Folly provides opportunities not considered by consideration. This is why every decision maker needs a coyote to make things messy. Fnordius August 17, 2020 at 5:59 am 3 years ago I like how this comment can mean: – Ruddock is a necessary catalyst – Coyote’s role in North American mythologies is an allegory for rashness leading to good in the end – You are just trying to justify your own follies! Aha! Coyoty August 18, 2020 at 3:29 am 3 years ago There’s a madness to my methods. Wait… Strike that, reverse it. Hades August 17, 2020 at 6:17 am 3 years ago Knowledge is understanding that a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is understanding that, despite that, it should never be included in a fruit salad. (Alternatively; Knowledge plus Experience leads to Wisdom.) Daphne August 20, 2020 at 3:43 am 3 years ago If tomato should never be included in fruit salad, then what is salsa? Kaidah August 17, 2020 at 8:12 am 3 years ago “You take the fruit of forty years – hard lessons, mistakes – and you call it wisdom.” 8657 Dies A Lot August 17, 2020 at 11:48 am 3 years ago I don’t think “Show, don’t tell” is an inviolable rule or anything, but this still feels too much like she’s telling the readers what’s going on. It feels like the author doing a recap and also explaining the conflict and moral of the story to the readers. If the goal was to show a character’s self reflection, I don’t think it works that well. M.A. August 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm 3 years ago I disagree. As someone who explains things out loud and at great detail to her cat, I read it as Emily working herself up to knock on that door. Nomi August 17, 2020 at 3:34 pm 3 years ago Did Emily lose some fingers in the recent incident? Christopher Baldwin August 17, 2020 at 5:16 pm 3 years ago @Nomi, nope! It happened int he first series: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2013/06/09/spacetrawler-329/ Pete Rogan August 17, 2020 at 7:15 pm 3 years ago And so again we find Emily trying to sort out her acceptance of life as a threatening chore versus her realization, however imperfectly realized, that other people don’t live like that and ought to be allowed to. This is obviously something that bothers her — and she’s trying to convince herself it’s her inability to let people absorb their own risks that’s wrong. Getting closer, there, Ms. Taylor, but not close enough to matter. I fear nothing can prevent, or make less necessary, the grand shattering yet to come. I’m not sure I should laugh or cry, and doing both tends to blow snot into my lungs. So I’ll wait. nightgaunt492015 August 17, 2020 at 9:55 pm 3 years ago “A leader leads by example, not by force.” Sun Tzu Where does Emily fit into this bit of wisdom? Though she was helping someone against their will. Not always appreciated though that. She is stoic yet we get to see that she does care. Nice to see her seriously thinking about things she has or hasn’t done in the past and if they were bad ideas or wrong ones despite the positive outcomes. I like that, a thoughtful character. A habit I would recommend for everyone to do periodically, self introspection to see if you need to change somethings about yourself. Even to questioning things you don’t question. Coyoty August 18, 2020 at 3:32 am 3 years ago The problem with being your brother’s keeper is you’re keeping him. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.