This And That …
Sad news, Ray Cusick has died. His major contribution to popular culture was designing the Dalek fifty years ago. The Daleks are the great campy villains of the Dr Who series that look like steampunk versions of R2D2.
We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately, that the northern tier are seeing as blizzards, but nothing like what’s going on in New South Wales. There are few if any climate change doubters left in Australia as a result of the disasters they have had the last few years.
I mentioned writers in an earlier post in a somewhat disparaging manner, but I admire people like John McKay, Badtux, and Rook who are working on books, as well as Keith and Mustang Bobby who have actually finished projects. Real writing is dependent on individuals driving themselves to finish their chosen project. It’s a lot of work that rarely pays minimum wage by the time everyone else gets their cut, so people are doing it because they want to.