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


burlap-ing the delicate trees and mulching the roses.

It's that time of year. Burlap is smelly and sheds and I hate storing it in the house, but when you need it, you need it. Makes a great tree-wrap for mimosas and new Japanese maples. But we're out. I wrapped Jane's better of two mimosas and the new Emperor One...

Ouch, the fingers….just some cleanup sawing to do—in icy cold.

I'm unwilling to wear either of my good coats out there to the garage, so with 3" of snow coming down, I go out to saw boards in sweatshirt and bare-handed. Cold. In the words of Bela the Bat, I tell you wot, cold! OTOH, there's a visceral joy in getting real cold...

I am not cut out to be a hacker…

I managed to lock myself out of my password manager. This is not a happy accident. I do have a record of the password that gets me the other passwords. Unfortunately my handwriting is not always legible when it is a note scrawled amid a page full of other notes. There...

Finally—TWO aspects of the kitchen remodel are done.

The lights. The floor. We finished Friday. The baseboards are yet to come, but we don't count those: that's wall, and Scott will do the baseboards. We now have a complete floor. Yay us. Ceiling painting, dining area painting, almost done, pantry interiors, done,...

The remodel

This is after pulling the cabinets and deciding to put an equipment closet midway to section off the dining area. The walls are now coral in the direction of view, white trim, and will have a grey slate flooring. Cabinets are quiet brown, fittings are ruddy copper,...

Preparing the pond to survive…

A little warier than last year. I am doing 3 things, first of all having a pond 'turnover' device, a little heated pump that will keep circulating a stream of water up to outgas CO2 buildup and then to return to the depths...and a regulation hole-creating pond heater...

We have functioning lights, and the new faucet came.

It's a thing of steam-punked beauty. Coppery. We're not installing it yet. I can get by with what I have. The ceiling with the lights is nearly finished, and we've found a way to move some wiring onto other breakers so that I won't have the toaster, coffeemaker,...


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CJ making final editing pass.

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Alliance Rising

with my agent, and at DAW

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Alliance-Union History

Held for Closed-Circle until we turn in AR.

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