10 thoughts on “Sunday, November 7, 2021

  1. Hey Catalina!

    Thank you for mentioning my interview today at 4:30pm cst with the Gosslings on Youtube! Hope everyone will watch! 🤗

    Also I promise that is not lingerie peeking out of the drawer (RQDL photo). I don’t keep them there. lol. I saw that after I took the picture and at first thought I should fix that and take another, but decided against it and left it as a snapshot of how things are. This is me…a human in a perfectly imperfect condition. 😊
    Natasha/“Simone”

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  2. “the psychology and morality of all those who participated in the production and use of atomic weapons.” Really. I imagine that many people who worked on the Manhattan Project did so because they needed a job. There had recently been a hard times, I’m told. For others, such as military personnel, it was their duty. I suspect many, if not all, saw what they were doing as a way of contributing to the winning of the war, as did many others who worked in war industries. To all it was a way of putting food on the table. I doubt they gave a rat’s ass about the psychology or morality of what they were doing. Mass murder? Both sides had been doing plenty of that before the Manhattan Project was completed.

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    1. On all counts: That’s precisely the morality and the psychology I’m interested in, and I really could not have provided a better example of it than your post. So, thank you, dear persistent critic.

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  3. If you’re interested in a kind of magical-realist novel dealing with the development of the A-bomb, I strongly recommend Sharma Shields’ THE CASSANDRA. The important thing is that she gets the realist part of magical-realism right. I also have nothing but good things to say about her short story collection and her first novel, THE SASQUATCH HUNTER’S ALMANAC.

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    1. Thanks Kent, will check these out. Also my Ozeki book just arrived. I love My Year of Meats and A Tale for the Time Being, so was happy to read your enthusiastic review of her latest. It’s a big book!

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  4. Well, it’s nice to know everything. For those who don’t or would like another point of view there’s Thank God For The Atom Bomb by Paul Fussell.

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  5. Great interview Natasha! I missed the start..im thinking it was 4:30 et or central. But i remembered at bout 4 pm pacific time. What i saw i truly enjoyed. Gracias.

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    1. K. My bad, you did specifically write 4:30pm cst. I’m just dumb with details im thinking. Anyway, thank you for your time with all of us😊.
      Type on.

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