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.

Whoa! Threadbender may have intervened and fixed it! I just got the screen the way it should appear.

Test it, y’ all!

Post away on anything whatsoever, except politics or religion, no matter how tempted.

we’ve had some technical issues…

the page locked ME out, and I’ve finally gotten in. Threadbender, who is our server technical guru, has had to be absent for a few days, so it may take a bit getting fixed. Please bear with us.

And the garage door is screwed again…

Sometimes the opener works and sometimes it doesn’t, and that’s a real heavy doublewide door. We can raise it. But not safely while standing on ice.

So…I canceled my third try at replacing my broken working glasses (I’m using some 10 year old driving glasses…) and Jane and I tried to get the opener fixed […]

The garage door is open!

Jane got it. I don’t know how, but she got it. Now we have to clear the water-logged snow in the driveway. Freedom is in sight.

Meanwhile I used our local grocery’s delivery service and was pleasantly surprised. 7.00 flat fee, and I ordered a hundred dollars worth of staples and fresh veggies. To heck […]

Snowing like mad. Seattle got creamed—unusual for them. We get another load.

And poor Shu, excited perhaps by the storm, took a flying run to the tip top of his over 6′ tall cat tree—against the wall and beside the fireplace—only to have the connection for its topmost structure fail on him. Do him credit—he didn’t go for the mantel with all the fragiles, though the piece […]

You can’t say our lives are same-old/same-old…

I’ve been trying to get the Prius in for regular scheduled maintenance since November when the snow came, when I had dental woes, etc. I’ve known I really need to get my glasses prescription seen to since, well, at least December. Here it is February and I started the week with an appointment for both. […]

I’m glad everyone enjoyed the recent post. I have another.

Some people may have noted in the news that using NASA tech, we are now able to read some burned, rolled up scrolls from the House of the Papyri (qv) in Pompeii. It is a preserved library that may give us some ancient works we don’t have. Or just grocery notes. We’re still reading them. […]

From a discussion on where are they? WHO are they?

Thought you might enjoy the content.



They get around on planet Earth.

You, dear friend, share fifty percent of your DNA with—yes—a banana. While some folk were offended at the notion we might share genetic heritage with a chimpanzee—we do. And with his favorite yellow treat.

adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine […]

Burglar in the night…four-footed.

We’re still under a foot of snow here, with more on the way.

Last night, abed, I heard a considerable thump in the back yard, and the spooklight had come on. Seishi, our burglar detector, was up at the open window with his neck giraffed to twice its ordinary length…

I looked out, and saw […]

The service was extraordinary…

Dress code was—purple shirts. Mike was like that—not a formal guy, though he could look very nice in a suit. Attendees were artists, writers, scientists, churchly folk, fans, neighbors—amazing mix. It’s hard when somebody goes so young. It was hard. Still can’t believe it. But it is.