New Foreigner Book!


a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

Welcome to the new look
Wave Without A Shore

It’s a work in progress but everything should work now


Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit…

We are going to manage to catch this. There are a number of programs on streaming tv regarding new finds of terra cotta courtiers, etc. Interesting stuff! Look up: Xian tombs. is having a pretty good sale on its dna tests…

ends Aug 15. The typical test is autosomal, looking at a number of areas. Helps if you can build even a rudimentary tree, which would entail a membership (you can choose several levels of access, starting with US-only for US residents.)

Progress on the kitchen remodel

We found a carpenter, we have ordered the floor. Empire slate It is grey and a fairly darkish grey with rusty bits. Really rotten picture. Cabinets resemble redwood. Appliances are graphite grey. Countertop will be black. Thinking about a copper-tone sink and faucet....

Rebuilding the marine tank

My main pump stalled---Iwaki pumps decouple when otherwise they might burn out due to a stall: they continue to run (they're noisy as all getout...) but are pumping nothing. So no oxygen is getting to the dt (display tank). The skimmer (producer of bubbles, injector...

Sweet cardamom chicken

Cardamom Chicken 1 large boneless uncooked chicken breast sliced and diced. 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon turmeric salt and black pepper to taste ½ tsp red chili flake ½ tsp cumin seed or ground cumin 1...

Rare opportunity: total eclipse of the sun Aug 21.

Even tiny motels in the path of the eclipse are getting swamped. If you want to go see it, you need to find a long-range weather assurance of some kind for 'likely clear skies and go there, but if you do not act soon, you may not have lodging. Just sayin'. This is a...

Some new pix

An azalea this spring: lilies, through the protective netting [baby fishes] Sanzo and Maddy And the best shot I could get of Goku and, possibly, Ari. As a new pond, freshly poured this spring, we do still have a bit of an algae issue, but it's improving. The fishes...

Machigi and his deal with the dowager

I know there is a sea link in the deal, and I know that there is a deal to allow some of the guilds in the Taisigin Marid---but is there mention of a railroad? What IS in the agreement?

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Jane's made a pass; now CJ's turn

26,288 of 120,000 words (22%) complete

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Alliance Rising

complete, my edit done, Jane's starting.

130,933 of 120,000 words (108%) complete

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Alliance-Union History

Held for Closed-Circle until we turn in AR.

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in production phase

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