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Saturday, August 1, 2015

The 'self' - a story we all share

"Novelists are in the business of constructing consciousness out of words, and that's what we all do, cradle to grave.  The Self is a story we tell." -- James Gleick

An American author, historian of science, and sometimes internet pioneer, James Gleick, whose birthday is today, is a "sometime" internet pioneer whose work has chronicled the cultural impact of modern technology on our lives. I first read and somewhat interacted with his work as a member of the Science Writers of America -- a somewhat dubious designation for me, although I do like writing science features from time-to-time and was honored to be accepted into their clan.

Winner of many awards for his writing and critical reviews, he has been a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and finalist for the National Book Award for his most recent work  The Information:  A History, a Theory, a Flood.  And, he holds the distinction of being the first editor of "The Best American Science Writing Series."


On a side note, today marks the start of my second year of writing this daily blog.  It's been a great adventure and a definite "kick start" to each writing day.  I'm looking forward to continuing and thank the loyal readers who have followed me since the beginning and to welcome those of you who have only recently found these posts and chosen to come back for further looks at them from time-to-time.  Happy writing (and reading) to all.

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