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The Box – 1990 Musea Prediction.

March 13, 2018

Musea’s article in 1990, suggested something like i-pads, and google glasses long before you could buy one.

The Box. #64. Back in February 1990, I suggested my vision of the future of computers. I saw them condensing all into one box that was all these things; a phone, jukebox, radio, TV, gallery, library, camera, typewriter, printer, journal, etc.

Then in the last line I suggested that all of this would someday be reduced to a screen on a pair of glasses! That vision came true with smart phones, i-pads; and, 23 years later, with Google Glass, 2013.

(This quote is from Musea #200 a history of the first 200 issues.)



People vs. Corporations

March 2, 2018

The paradigm is shifting from

Day after day it’s becoming more and more clear. Both are fighting for control of the government. Corporations usually win.

Look at this list of problems facing the nation. These major problems all have something in common. PEOPLE vs. CORPORATIONS.

People want it. Major media corporations don’t.

People addicted. Drug corporations making big profits.

People lost their homes. Banks got 700 billion dollar bail out.

People want reasonable gun laws. NRA / Gun Lobby opposes change.

5. F – 35 FIGHTER JET ( Cost 1 trillion dollars)
Capital enough to end poverty in the country. Weapons Manufacturers.

People got little reform. Corporations got massive tax cuts.

Music costs more, sounds worse. 3 CEOS control 80%.

The list is just started. What would you add to it?

We have three political parties, the Republican Corporate Party, the Democratic Corporate Party, and all the rest of us that don’t have lobbyists.

My 6 Books

February 27, 2018

These 6 books of mine are all on all the streaming sites, Amazon, I- books, Barnes and Nobel, etc.
Lots of variety! Try one and see.

MY SIX BOOKS have been published on all the streaming sites. Here are some review blurbs. (Read excerpts on the Amazon, Tom Hendricks, author page.)

1. LIBRARY PLANET. Tom Hendricks’ Library Planet is an explosion of imagination and wonderful cultures from all the diverse planets… This is a story for those who want to get lost in a planet sized library without spending too much time away from real life. – Maria Stoica

2. CENDRILLON, the True Story of Cinderella. Tom Hendricks uses a unique historical perspective to bring new life to the tale of Cinderella…. Hidden within the story are lessons about love, loss and acceptable behavior, not to mention the definition of true beauty … Cendrillon: The True Story of Cinderella is a delightful version of a favorite fairy tale. – Melinda Hills

3. PORTRAITS, a novel of Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution. Tom Hendricks’ contemporary fiction novel, Portraits: A Novel about Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution, is an art lover’s delight. The author’s story captures the essence of the lifestyle and struggles of artists, especially those who’ve not been discovered or found by the gatekeepers of the art world. – Jack Magnus

4. TEN SHORT AND SHORT-SHORT PLAYS. Hendricks obviously is a good writer and also knows the theater well, since his plays can easily be produced by small theater companies without the aid of elaborate scenery, large casts, etc. He also knows how to make things concise and easily understood. – Raanan Geberer. Playwright Tom Hendricks must have an incessantly creative mind, and this comes through in each of his unique and playful works. Each of these plays would be fun to act out for novice actors or for ones much more skilled. I recommend Ten Short and Short-Short Plays to readers who enjoy short works of fiction, those interested in fun short plays, or actors looking for new work. Tom Hendricks’ work is definitely worth watching out for. – Chris Fischer.

5. DOWNTOWN WITH THE BOOK OF RENOWN. (Also titled “?”) The synopsis for Downtown with the Book of Renown by Tom Hendricks goes like this: “Two boys have one big adventure, when Bradley finds a treasure map and two keys in a memo book from the hand of a dead gangster. He names it the ‘Book of Renown.’ The map in the Book of
Renown leads him and his friend Tom downtown to the Clarks Hotel. But how will they get inside, and what treasure will they find if they do?” Though I thought this blurb intriguing, I also felt it a little meager. As it turned out, it was perfect and the answer to the question was not close to anything I imagined. – Lex Allen.

6. WRITINGS IN SCIENCE. Writings in Science, a history of the future in stories, essays, poems and plays.
Writings in Science: A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a dazzling portrait of the world millions of years from now, as seen through the eyes of the character called “I.” It is the kind of sci-fi that can be characterized as visionary. – Divien Zape.
A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a beautiful collection of stories, dialogues, essays, and many things in between, depicting the world millions of years in the future.
Readers will enjoy the drama that features in the stories, the tight prose in the essays, and the compelling, somewhat symbolic characters. Tom Hendricks exhibits a very rich imagination in this entertaining work.
The author covers a variety of themes in a variety of styles, including ethical issues, scientific inventions, culture and politics.
The Setting is captivating. I was drawn in by the images the author conjured through the beautiful writing. It’s a work that will be adored by fans of sci-fi, short stories, futuristic essays and fantasy. – Arya Fomonyuy.
Writings in Science: A History of the Future by Tom Hendricks is a collection of poems, essays and stories all compiled into a novel, written in two parts. The reader is taken to a world where the earth is no longer viable and is, in fact, dying because of the sun. People are leaving the blue planet in droves and one man with the name of “I” works to gather his favorite science writings to preserve them as a legacy for the future. Follow the history in this book and all of the changes that have happened to the planet before it began its death throes. – Kathryn Bennett.

Protesting Students – They turned on you in one day!

February 23, 2018

Protesting Students:

You need to know that even so called liberal watchdogs won’t talk about the censored art issues. So what has that got to do with protests against gun violence? Plenty.

Look at some of the 27 censored issues in the arts, culture, and media

1. No protest songs allowed on any mainstream radio in the US,
That means no heart radio will play any songs that address you concerns, yet you are supposed to support their sponsors.

2. Political book deals with massive advances – that seem to suggest buying influence.
That insures politicians get cash for being published, and protestors like you don’t get published and don’t get advances to influence you.

3. Hollywood makes millions but theater workers make lowest wages allowed. That means hollywood does not support workers, let alone students.

4. 3 CEO’s, all men, control 80% of music (Warners Universal Sony) and 1% of musicians make 70% of the money
That means the only music that gets covered, reviewed, and rewarded is corporate choices of these 3 men – no women. Your fresh protests will never get a real chance.

Sadly you found out how quickly the media switches away from your common sense view to the corporate NRA view. You got about 1 day, and then back to business as usual.

This website shows all 27 censored stories.

Wait a Minute …

Wait a minute – if it was just a mental issue, then there would be mass killings in every country where people have mental issues.

Wait a minute – if we can’t talk about it because it’s too fresh an event – then let’s talk about the last ten.

Wait a minute – if the NRA controls congress, then shouldn’t the pressure be put on the NRA to solve the problem?

Wait a minute – if the problem was in the community, then shootings wouldn’t happen anywhere else.

Wait a minute – if only women controlled the guns, then shootings would be almost zero.

Wait a minute – if reasonable change now will lead to worse consequences, what is a worse consequence than mass killings?

Wait a minute – the only thing this shooting has in common with the other shootings is … shooting.

Wait a minute – if congress is bought off, can we begin a collection and offer them more?

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