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.

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Wave Without A Shore

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


Snowing this morning

This isn't supposed to happen after St. Paddy's Day. It didn't last long, however. Supposed to get up to 50 today, but snow is not helping us get the pond warm! I'm much better today. Yesterday evening the left ear decided to come online. Now, you would think this...

13 pounds of baking soda…

Doing better since the allergy meds. I was able to get out and test the pond chemistry, and we should be at a ph of 6.8 to 8.2; we're at 8.3. A Kh (or alkalinity) of 100-200 ppm, and we're at 80---this affects the function of bacteria who are supposed to break down...

Fish place is open…

We're going to take a drive. That is---Jane's going to drive. Yesterday the dizziness was practically gone, and today---not so good. Drat it. On the other hand, the pond store has opened for the season, and we're going to go talk to them. I don't know that we'll come...

Still can’t drive…

It seems to be easing off, but it's a real pain. Sort of like having your head stuffed with cotton wool while spinning in one of those astronaut trainers---if you've not had the experience, well, it's like this. Went to the Urgent Care doc on Monday---he says virus;...

Irony. I am writing a zero-g bit.

And I have an inner ear infection. The world rotates independently now and again, without asking me. Just got back from the doc. They ran all sorts of tests, and it's, yep, what I thought it was. It's viral, it'll run its course in 2-4 weeks, and I've had it since...

Jane’s got the taxes ready to go in, today.

This is epic. We're going to make deadline. We usually have to ask for an extension. Guild Wars 2 is running an annual tax-time silliness called the Adventure box, which emulates the old 1960's games, like Star Raiders, Frogger and Pong, with demented icon-characters...

a way to nuke spam e-mails

Caught a rec from a reader on Facebook, and it seems to be a good one. MailWasher---a freeware. It parks itself like a vulture on the phone-wire, so to speak, and picks off what you designate as bad sources. It can even (read the tips they provide) keep you from even...


That annual misery in which on the honor system and backed by penal code, Americans devote 4 otherwise productive weeks to trying to remember their highschool math, trying to figure who Fred G Wayne is and why you wrote him a check for 32.34 and called it deductible,...

Allergies. Glug.

I took a nap after supper last night (meatloaf: I achieved my mum's recipe, perfectly)---and slept from about 5:30 to 9:00 then got out of the chair and went to bed, and slept until 6:30 this morning, took the trash to the curb, went back to bed and slept til 7:30....

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planning and outline

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Alliance Rising


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Alliance-Union History

Held for Closed-Circle until we turn in AR.

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Sent to NYC

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