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Sep. 7th, 2012

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[sticky post] Amazon, Ho!


Look for https://www.createspace.com/3976299 and give this whole procedure 5-7 business days to be fully operational.

I am about to cross a barrier that I've been sniffing about for a long time, and I'm still full of trepidations concerning its fate, or that of its sister volumes of The Touching Lands Dance, but here we go. The Family Forge will soon become a real, live softcover book at about 212 pgs. (glossary included) available from Amazon.com for only $9.85! Carolyn, my editor @ WormholeElectric.com did the PDF file embeddng that stopped things cold in August. It's now undergoing a print review process, so hopefully all the files for the words and the cover will parse properly. If all goes well, I might even have some hard copies on hand at Philcon. The Kindle® e-book will still be available. May Those Beyond nod approvingly at my efforts and assist in its and my financial prosperity. 

Ure'i Apash Nal!

Oct. 23rd, 2014

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Oct. 22nd, 2014

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Late review of "Death of Klinghoffer"

I sawJohn Adams's Death of Klinghoffer at BAM in 1991 w/otherdeb shortly after the suicide of my roommate, Stacey. This is  the sort of music I'm into, being a follower of WNYC's "New Sounds". I'd gone to several of their free concerts at the Wintergarden in what used to be the World FInancial Center pre 9/11, and that year's Labour Day tragedy preceded moving to my present home. But first, I needed to go out.

Back then, the Achille Lauro highjacking in 1985 was still recent news, and everybody had  heard of it.  At the time, similar disagreements had sprung up about the opera, but no live protests. d/K was just another piece of new music, and not the best John Adams I'd ever heard. I really loved his earlier work, Nixon in China, which I still listen to. d/K was sad and confusing, and not nearly as melodic as I would have expected. As in an opera, every line of dialogue was sung, though not very melodically in my opinion. The seats I got were Obstructed Viewing and apparently, much of the action happened up a latrge welded steel frame that played the ship.  By the story's account, there was a lot of tension but I never felt it, could not see a lot of what was  going on, and one of the passengers on stage level minced about and sung about how one of the  Palestinians "Kept us in ciggies the whole night."  But most of  the post-minimalistic tonal progressions I came for were missing. The dialog of  the  terrorists did not make a  lot of sense because their characters were not well developed and the anti-semetic diatribes were just insults.

Ourside in Lincoln Center Rudolph Giuliani beat his big old drum about the opera glorifying terorism, and a bunch of people in wheelchairs wore signs syaing "I am Leon Klinghoffer".   This was all meaningless.  IN 1991, d/K left me disappointed and a littlle confused. I tried to find something  to like about  it, but I didn't.
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Oct. 21st, 2014

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Oct. 20th, 2014

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Vijay Bowen's gone

http://file770.com/?p=19305 I caught the news last night from otherdeb in th style of the antique phone tree. This was sad and unexpected. We did not really connect to each other; we swam on opposite blocks, later opposite cities. She was a "friend" mainly because she was not an enemy. She was SMOF-ish and committted to serious fannish thoughts: I was a little too silly for her.  I had more to do with her in the mid 1980s when she went off dabbling in fannish politics in the early Lunarians meetings, and I had better things to do. She was also one third of one of the firstfunctioning  triads I'd ever heard of. She and Deb were closer, sharing imprompu writing sessions in Village Cafes and such. I'd next heard of her i the last decade when her significant other had his stroke. She passed on from an unsuccessful bout with cancer.

Trejaan shuf (The ordeal is over).
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Oct. 19th, 2014

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Ebola

Fighting Ebola
by Ariel Cinii (©1410.29 AMW:iac, Putitiop)

(to the tune of "Waltzing Mathilda"

Out of the Red zone, that is where the patient is.
De-suit in yellow, and step into green.
Speak loud and clearly, attract the network cameraman,
And you'll beat Ebola and know what you mean.

Wash you hands often, step into your sterile suit.
Watch for the updates from C.D.C
Don't' lose your patient. He's the fellow in the bed,
And you've started fighting Ebola with me.

Fighting Ebola. Fighting Ebola.
Won't you come fighting Ebola with me?
It's been more than two weeks since I've been asymptomatic, so
Won't you come fighting Ebola with me?


Magical thinking messes up the protocol.
They see the masks and they're stating to flee.
Stabilize outbreaks, mind the latex allergies,
And you'll start to fighting Ebola with me.

Fighting Ebola. Fighting Ebola.
Won't you come fighting Ebola with me?
Sterile plastic's a turn-on. I like Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Won't you come fighting Ebola with me?

This work was Produced Under The Influence To Influence Othes Positively (PUTITIOP).  Systemwide guidance protocols are not included in tuitioin cost.
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Oct. 18th, 2014

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Dance* with Yosemite

Well, cut my height down to 3' 5", slam a huge hat on my head, and give me two six-shooters and an attitude. I have just upgraded to OSX YOSEMITE.  I had to tie up my computer for over two hours to do  it. By the time Ponyo was done on my DVR/VCR, the mysterious inner chewing was over with, and my  computer looked somewhat neater than before. Its fonts appeared cleaner and more antiseptic than before. I can't find my Safari addreesses without going to the Bookmarks bar, instead of stroking under its customary window. And my file titles still don't display in the colours I had chosen.  I tried to do four normal things in the new OS and found little improvement, just new places to hide the old controls and commands. The Calculator icon is from the iPad's OS 8, and a couple of softwares that kept giving me trouble over the last two months work fine now. In fact, I'm about to goto Vistaprint and order my next run of pas-out cards for The Telepaths' Song. So I guess I'm back.  I just had to get the old format of LJ back up on screen and fix th Sound section becuase I couldn't get the internet to play me radio until I did.
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