Roger M. Kaye
A retired physicist reinvented as thriller novels writer

A Field Day

Today is a field day for us bloggers.
Sometimes we must field some unpleasant replies but today the field is open. We can handle this by ourselves; we do not need to field a team.

We have finished our physics homework, calculating the scalar, vector, or tensor values for a field. But we are repulsed by the Earth’s magnetic field, nothing to attract us there.
That just leaves a little mathematics where a field is a set on which addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are defined.

Luckily, we are not at the University of Southern California where the word ‘field’ has been removed from the curriculum because it is ‘racist’. Phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘field work’ might have negative connotations for descendants of slaves.
(The Telegraph – 12 January 2023)

This is going a bit far; you could say that it is not cricket but then we would have to make sure there were no fielders to upset the spectators.

Of course, what you see depends on your Field of View (FoV). This is the scope of the observable world that you see at any given moment. If you want a truly beneficial field, you should look no further than the Elysian Fields. This was a land of perfect happiness at the very end of the Earth. We could all do with some perfect happiness.

William Wordsworth, the poet, had no problem with fields. While wandering down hills and valleys he came across a beautiful field of daffodils. He quicky put his pen to paper and wrote I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

While the University of Southern California is banning the word “field” they could consider banning that other problematic word – “Jew”.
There is no shortage of derogatory uses of the term “Jew”. I will not give you any examples, I am sure we have all come across them in our dealings with non-Jews.

About the Author
The author has been living in Rehovot since making Aliya in 1970. A retired physicist, he divides his time between writing adventure novels, getting his sometimes unorthodox views on the world into print, and working in his garden. An enthusiastic skier and world traveller, the author has visited many countries. His first novels "Snow Job - a Len Palmer Mystery" and "Not My Job – a Second Len Palmer Mystery" are published for Amazon Kindle. The author is currently working on the third Len Palmer Mystery - "Do Your Job".
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