27Aug2013, The 23 Club Beta 03 has been released.
Beta 03 includes:
1) A reformatting of endnotes into page notes,
2) An addition of two episodes as part of the consolidation of characters and plot,
3) A partial reinstatement of the detailed table of contents, and,
4) Proofreading corrections.
The 23 Club is literary fiction. It is a landscape story, novella length, 50,000 words. It takes place in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the Empty Quarter. It is about people and plants in a strange landscape.
This is a link to The 23 Club Beta 03 pdf file.
This is a link to a six minute trailer that will give you a taste of the flavors and content.
Please comment and let me know if you like it. Let me know if you understand what is a landscape story. Thanks.
Most North Americans are overwhelmed by the convenience and connectivity of the various forms of public transport in Switzerland. It is an effectively interwoven network that begins at the airports and train stations where it is most dense. Then it gradually thins out as you travel higher into the mountains and further away from the cities.
At the final destination, you can find Swiss people in blissful contact with the landscape, as the following images demonstrate.
How much do you think access to this landscape pleasure is worth in any urban design?
Look at the faces of these people 2,250 meters above mean sea level…transcendental enjoyment if I have ever seen it! Music, people, landscape.
The landscape above
The landscape below
Alphorn painted details
Landscape, alphorns, people
Landscape, people, music
People and music
People and music
People in the landscape
Sometimes I get a chance to sit quietly, in the steep mountain sided lake basin known as the Brienzersee. I watch the clouds mysteriously emerge…and sometimes I watch them just as mysteriously disappear…in as much time as it took me to write this!
It is more than science, isn’t it?
Share your thoughts, please.