At last I'm writing again. I've being reorganizing my work-space. Effectively I've been moving my desk, bookcases with the books and boxes of associated paperwork from upstairs to my new workplace downstairs.
I'm glad to actually get back to work to get some rest...
I've not even had time to have my 15 minute nervous breakdown - I'll have to reschedule it for sometime in the future. God knows when.
Okay let's think about the environment for a bit. Now you know I've had solo exhibitions of my pro-diversity and pro-environmental art pieces. I've been somewhat taken aback by the snobbery within the art world which seems to dismiss any awareness of environmentalism or for that matter diversity issues.
(Don't ever let the universities con you into believing their art departments believe in diversity - just think about the very talented people who come from very disadvantaged circumstances and therefore can't afford the university fees. As for my interactions with universities in Manchester, UK - let's just say it was very enlightening.)
Let's talk about electric cars.
Well, OK, the electric car in my 'Deprivations' novel was deliberately sabotaged to explode but petrol and diesel don't usually cause explosions. Deaths on the other hand...
Petrol and diesel cars' days are numbered in the UK. By 2040 in fact.
I'm a bit wary of the efforts other countries will take to also more away from air pollution. Obviously there is the stance by USA - most vocally by President Trump.
Now I know there are some states in the US who are pro climate control - most obviously California. But of course there are plenty of other countries. When you look at worldwide data America isn't actually the worst.
In some ways, I can understand the position taken by Trump. (No, I've not become a Trump supporter.) There are several countries who seem to be far worse than USA. But there are several countries that America supports who are serious World polluters. Saudi Arabia is one. It is the World's most polluting country.
Effectively, I'd advise anyone going to that country to update their Will - you might just die there from the massive amounts of pollution you'll be breathing in Saudi Arabia.
[Effectively the vast numbers on female children killed over in Saudi Arabia would just simply die anyway from pollution, never mind the other ways females are killed in that country. Of course fatal pollution includes the male children as well so perhaps that kind of pollution evens things out. So I suppose that just simply leaves the vast numbers of female children killed in some other way. "Honor Killing" is just the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps a discussion for another time.]
So unless you're suicidal these are the 20 countries for you to avoid.
Remember I told you about the USA interactions with Saudi Arabia? Well that oil from Saudi Arabia is going to run out at some point in the near future. Now I don't know when but that country is actually making some headway towards solar and nuclear power. (It's got a long way to go yet.)
As for the major discrimination against LGBT people in Saudi Arabia. I suppose it is dwarfed by the huge amount of sexist discrimination but it doesn't really allow me to overlook issues like this:
Yeah I know we're hardly innocent in the UK. There's been too many incidents where LGBT+ people have been violently assaulted or murdered.
And the same situation is true regarding the treatment of women in the UK.
So where do we go from here?
You know my mainstream novels are pro-diversity.
(You also know my artwork is pro-diversity and pro-environmentalism.)
Yeah, I've had some very complimentary reviews about my first published novel - 'Deprivations'.
I'm certain my second mainstream novel 'The Ruler of Hell: The Devil's Sister' will receive similar reviews.
Again it's pro-diversity.
But I don't believe in pontificating. The primary focus of my books is entertainment.
Yeah, 'Deprivations' and 'The Devil's Sister' do express issues about our lives. Murders? Well, I'll keep you in suspense about that.
I think I've written enough here. Besides I want to get on with writing my next novel. It's already got a title but I'll reveal it to you when I've fully written it.