Last Sunday I posted a milestone in the 2nd installment of “Why Is This Here”: the first sex scene in any of my stories. Ther’ve been some implied events, but most references to sex tended to be pretty discrete or innocent because nothing more than that was ever called for. But for this story about a oncevigorous man in his later 50s suffering from some sort of dementia it arose as a necessity to reach down for a little raw sex. As the story progresses the reader will see the relevance of this aspect the character’s life. Exploring Martin Major’s mind is like descending into a mine, with its precious ores its foolsgold and poisons.