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.



Miscon in Missoula MT in May or June, often Radcon in the Tricities of WA. Spocon in Spokane WA,
October 2015
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Tuckered out—

Turned out, in our walk today, most every eatery in Garland District, our old little shopping area, vintage about 1930—was closed. The place lives only after dark or on weekdays, apparently. To our new ‘regular’ place is a 1.5 mile round trip. It turned out food was only avaiable at The Milk Bottle, a place […]

Lucked out with clear skies last night…

Saw the moon rise like Mars—red and large in the sky, with the Earth’s shadow on it. And two shooting stars close in both time and origin, but in opposite directions…the Perseid meteor group.

We caught it later, white and high, with the shadow only a third of the moon’s disk.

Beauteous. And a […]

Back into the poundage battle…

Decided to apply some exercise for our general good as well as letting us eat a little more freely. Yesterday we hiked 3/4 mile to a local eatery for lunch, had lunch, walked back. Today we drove the car over to a fair-sized park, hiked the circumference of same, had lunch at an adjacent cafe, […]

The uu key fell off… just fell off.

I abuse keyboards for a living. I’ve never had one fold quite as completely. So the guy should have come today—but didn’t. Didn’t call. Nada. The situation has been ‘escalated’ in the Dell shop to reach ‘management’, and I get the feeling that the Spokane repair people are going to have some ‘splaining to do […]

Eye exam yesterday—getting driving glasses.

It’s not just ‘which line can you read’ on the chart. It’s being able to resolve items in the far distance quickly and without thought, so that you can devote attention to the speed with which you’re closing.

Got a little trace of cataract: they’ve been telling me that for nearly 15 years. Someday it […]

Writer’s Disease: having written so many versions…

..of the same event or fact you can’t remember which one went into the final copy.

What, please, is the gender and name of Cajeiri’s mechieta?

8.3 off Chile —watch out, Hawaii, et al.


The lung ailment that followed the fires took its toll on both of us…we’re trying to recover. But the air is clearing and colder, which will help the firefighters. Even our local News station and Dish Network have suspended their contract feud to bring the news channel back on to advise people of evacuations and […]

I can report the new lights are installed, and look great.

Yes. They do. And being LED, they’re going to last longer than halides (every 6 months) and use a lot less electricity, so they will begin to make a difference on a lot of fronts.

From my working chair, I can always see the pond bubble…

And while Jane and I have been too under the weather to go out and fuss with it, putting food in to bait it, the koi have gone over it. It moves, from hour to hour, mostly along the bridge, and at least once or twice a day one of the koi gets into it […]