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my amazon reviews for "alex and me" and "a crack in space" - 2012-04-04
goals and resolutions quarterly check-up - 2012-04-03
i'm number one and modest too - 2012-04-02
now available for nooks, wheeeeee! - 2012-04-01
petoskey - 2012-03-31
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Drool on my personal collection of stones by clicking right here.
By public demand, and after a delay of an embarrassing number of years, I've finally put my notorious essay, Ender and Hitler: Sympathy for the Superman, free on the fabulous internets.
A bibliography of my published books and stories.
Here's a simple card-counting FAQ to get you up to speed on the basics. Here's the true story of the notorious DD' blackjack team, told for the first time on the fabulous internets. No other team went from a starting investor's bankroll of zero to winning millions of dollars. |
|A Sadean take on Asimov's classic Three Laws of Robotics can be found in Roger Williams' NOW REVIEWED ON SLASHDOT!!!
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|HEY! What happened to the Peachfront Conure Files? My wordpress site now features free peachfront conure coverage, including
a brief Intro to Conures previously published in American Cage-Bird Magazine, now free on the web. I offer the best free Peachfront Conure information on the internet. If you have great Peachfront Conure info, stories, or photos to share, contact me so I can publicize your pet, your breeding success, your great photograph, etc. on my site. Thanks.
blue birds, red birds, yellow birds -- lot of color in the yard lately
2011-05-12 - 10:02 a.m.
© 2011 by elaine radford
A pine tree is not an oak tree, but one has sprung from the roots of the
Tropical Storm Bill red pin oak,
and I finally have sufficient shade on my south-facing window again. Even as we speak,
I am typing in air-conditioned comfort of my office as I enjoy the Bluebird
family circus taking place outside the window.
DH has received his physical copy of Bull Spec, with his novella prominently featured.
I have received a check from Stars that states prominently on the face of it that it's
a cash-out from playing poker. We'll see if I can actually cash it. It's from my penny poker fund, so it won't change my lifestyle any either way. But if it clears without issue, I'm thinking of putting it into the flat-lapping fund. Or maybe I'll pick up a cheap set of stone chisels? There's a nice-sized hunk of Hematite that I've got my eyes on.
The Great Crested Flycatcher just went back and forth. I suspect a nest somewhere near.
I've been trimming rocks with an eye to filling the vibratory tumbler. Whew. It takes a
lot of grinding to get 6 pounds of perfectly round stone.
I need to get some of our recent saw cuts photographed. Some of these nodules will knock your socks off.
Mississippi Kites are now reliable from my yard. Still no Swallow-tails. And no Hummers.
Find of the Day: The Blue Runner has left his shed skin on the rock table, neatly curled around so you can see how he used the rock to rub off the old skin. I have hung up the skin higher, where the Great Crested Flycatcher can see it. They like to use these skins to decorate their nest entrance holes. True, I think the nest is already working, and it may already have a snakeskin on it. But you never know. I've got my eyes open to see if they take the bait.
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