Apr 10

Gearing Up for the Week

Posted: under Uncategorized.
 April 10th, 2011

Income is welcome whenever it arrives, but when it arrives the day after the first round of entering figures in the computer–which is in the first quarter by IRS calculation–then the estimated tax part (which–since I write for a living, and the income is wildly variable from quarter to quarter as well as unpredictable–is surprisingly tricky to figure)  it’s all to be done over again.   And at least one printer in the house decides every year that printing tax documents is something it would rather not do.   This year’s printer ploy was announcing it was out of paper when it wasn’t.    However: taxes are now signed, sealed into envelopes, ready to mail tomorrow.  Whew.

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Sep 03

Dragon*Con Itself

Posted: under Conventions, Uncategorized.
Tags:  September 3rd, 2010

It’s been a busy couple of days.   Dragon*Con is always exciting, but also (for me, anyway) exhausting.   Crowded and loud (it’s the loud that bothers me more than the crowded; I should wear earplugs, probably.)  Costumes–amazing and wonderful.  I saw someone in a steampunked wheelchair…lots of people in steampunk costumes, most of them brilliantly detailed.   Aliens (some simple but cute; others wonderfully imaginative and beautifully made.

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Feb 06


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 February 6th, 2010

Elizabeth lost Internet access this morning. We don’t know why or what happened, but my guess is the problem is at her ISP or further up the line. No idea when it’ll get fixed, could be in 5 minutes, could be much later.

I hope that because I am posting this, the fates will restore her access immediately.


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Jun 10

Power outage

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 June 10th, 2009

Elizabeth called and asked me to post that she is without electricity due to a blown transformer. It will take the utility company several hours to send a truck out to repair the transformer.


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Feb 21

Progress report

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 February 21st, 2009

The new book’s total is now 91,285 words.  Not sure of yesterday’s total because I had lost the 3×5 card with the chapter totals and–having worked in multiple chapters–could not be sure what was done which day.  Definitely time to get formal with the count again.  Today’s a half-day work day (I need a nap this afternoon because I must sing two services tomorrow, each including 3 Mozart anthems, a real workout)  so must get at the work and see what comes of it.

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Dec 22


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 December 22nd, 2008

This information on Policies is now posted on its own page (see links above) for reference, but I thought I’d stick it in as a post as well.  We’ve now had enough spam comments and comments that just weren’t quite appropriate that I thought it was time to reveal the rules by which comments are moderated.

This blog is for discussion of the books that make up Paksenarrion’s World and the background research that goes into them. See About Paksworld for more information.

At present, readers can comment without registration. That may change at any time if comments become a problem.

The first comment from any source does not appear on the site it’s been approved. Most pending comments will be cleared within 48 hours, holidays excepted. (Moderator has a life, quite full.)

Comments that look like spam will be reported as spam. Future comments from that source will be assumed spam and sent to the spam bucket.

Comments that contain inappropriate titles, topics, or language will be deleted without notice. If a first comment is deleted, the next from that source will also go to moderation before appearing on the site.

Titles: Comments don’t need titles; if used, titles should not look like spam–sex, money, politics and nonspecific greetings (“Hi”) lend a spam-like look and may get your coment deleted or reported as spam. If you want to use a title, make it appropriate to the topic-range of this blog.

Topics: Since topic drift is a constant of the ‘net-verse, moderator may let a conversation drift in hopes that it will drift back, usually with a reminder that this blog has a narrower channel than others, but eventually (and sooner in some cases) off-topic posts will be deleted. It’s non-negotiable.

Language: Verbal abuse and profanity are inappropriate here. Disagreement is OK; abuse and harrassment are not. Asterisks, exclamation points, and other typography can substitute for profanity when the unabridged dictionary isn’t enough (it usually is….)

Copyright. It’s not just an old-fashioned word, it’s the law. And it’s a law that matters. So don’t post copyrighted work here without permission (except for brief quotes in the course of a discussion) and cite the source for anything you do quote. Don’t post elsewhere (off this blog) anything you find here without permission of its writer, whether it’s the blog-owner or someone else’s comment.

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