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.

Allergies: had to undecorate the ‘woodland’ tree…

..and Lysol it. These artificial trees aren’t necessarily allergy-free after a few years of use, and this one is, well, one of our earlier purchases in Spokane, which could put its date of birth somewhere in the first decade of the century. So we got by with it for a while, but in time, the […]

More snow.

SNowblowing the driveway is much nicer with a warm knit cap and muffler. 😉 Really nice! I have my next to last dental appointment at 7 am tomorrow, and have to keep the drive clear, despite snow last night and snow today. It’s coming down again, and I just finished. It’s going to be like […]

Back from the dentist—one more time.

Otoh, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, at which point I will fall short of having my own personal dedicated chair, with plaque, at the dentist’s office. They’re fixing things to prevent future problems, and while it’s a hit right now, (and I have a headache), […]

Approaching the new year…and another spate of cold weather…

We’re doing very little going-out, but we did shovel the drive to get the car out to head to Swinging Doors to have a story conference. There’s something comfy about one’s chosen dark sports bar/watering hole that promotes better thinking—none of the chores waiting for us to distract us. We got more done in two […]

Jane shoveled out the drive today—about half a foot deep.

Which let me get to the store to get cheese, spaghetti, and a lot of stuff…the mouth is finally letting me eat something besides soup without pain, and we’re figuring on being snowbound, since tonight is supposed to put that half foot BACX on the driveway and it’s going to snow every day for a […]

Something restful about snow…

I love the snow. In Oklahoma we didn’t get it every year—more like 1 year in 4. When we did get it, it was often sleet. And then, rarely, you’d get a snow several feet deep. I recall hiking about when I was about, oh, 13, and forgetting about the steepsided drainage ditch (in Oklahoma […]

Endodontist phase 2…

works real well, no pain even on the shots, but…didn’t give me antibiotics, and he’s off today. Friday. Sigh. OTOH, thank goodness for my dentist, who does have Fridays—because half my face is red and the sinus hurts. We knew that one was affecting the sinus. And it did. Good news is, we got the […]

Not too sore. Of course, it’s usually day 3 when ouches show up…

Going to have a few bruises, but all ok. Figure skating was one of our really good smart moves. You learn how not to fall on slick surfaces and how to fall if you’re going to…which boils down to, walk like a penguin on frozen surfaces, ie, flat-footed in small steps, never set a heel […]

About half a foot of snow

It’s really pretty out there. The snow-viewing lantern top knob is quite buried: the whole top is a conical mound of snow. And more is forecast over the next couple of days, with temperatures in the single digits. We’re going to have some shoveling and snow-blowing to do. Maybe we’ll wait to see what falls […]

Really good snow going on…..

Love to watch it snow. This week was a bit of a bummer—bone graft didn’t take well enough, so the dental implant is on hold, perhaps for good—and the scan to determine same found 3 abscesses. So…back to the endodontist. I was really in a down mood Monday; but hey, it is what it is, […]