Here are some things about me you probably don’t know (and maybe don’t even care to know; sorry about that).

Terry Mansfield and his wife Kayoko. (Photo by author,)

My name is Terry Mansfield, and I was born in a doctor’s office on June 28th, 1951 in the town of Rolla, Missouri, USA. Not long after my birth, my parents Elvin and Lillian moved to St. Louis, a city that sits next to the Mississippi River, and which is a much larger place than Rolla. I grew up in St. Louis and, as almost all St. Louisans do, became a lifelong fan of the local major league baseball team…

I received an interesting message on LinkedIn from a fellow Medium writer.

“Reciprocity is a deep instinct; it is the basic currency of social life.”

— Jonathan Haidt

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“In social psychology, reciprocity is a social norm of responding to a positive action with another positive action, rewarding kind actions. As a social construct, reciprocity means that in response to friendly actions, people are frequently much nicer and much more cooperative than predicted by the self-interest model; conversely, in response to hostile actions they are frequently much more nasty and even brutal. …

After reading this article that provides a brief history and survey of science fiction, you should know a lot more about sci-fi.

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What is science fiction?

“Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life.”


Science fiction is often called sci-fior “SF” and is a genre of fiction literature based on science, but whose content is imaginative. In support of its plotlines, characters, themes, and settings, science fiction relies heavily on scientific principles, theories, and facts, as opposed to fantasy fiction’s approach.

Science fiction stories are often about the science and technology of the future. They may also include a human…

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A haiku poem about futility

Terry Mansfield

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