Hughesair (Inflection Point)

Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from a lifetime of experience and from research, more science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. Globalization or Democracy documents the historical roots of Oligarchy, the road to colonialism and tyranny

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Jon Franklin

Greatest English professor died today from a fall (a broken hip?) and complications leading to Hospice. Franklin’s, writing for story, built on a universal structure for story. Like the limric, or the iambic pentamitor in poetry. Franklin insisted that every story consisted of five parts: a unique setting, a unique circumstance, a complication, an evolving struggle to resolve the situation leading to a climatic outcome. Franklin advanced this as a framework for non-fiction. Franklin earned the highest regard as professor of English literature and writing at the University of Maryland. His book, Writing for Story, ranks as the leading guideline for creative non-fiction and for this author.


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