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Creation Date: March 1st, 2010 06:15 PM
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Musings of a Knight of the Imperium.
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In Moot Member Blogs Peoplel read my junk :) Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #489 New January 24th, 2019 05:56 PM
So, I go back over my journal history and smile when I see an increased number of views. I hope my aimless prattle has entertained some, and so it would appear.

I'm going to try and get more Traveller focused in future web log entries. But thanks! It's cool to see people reading my junk.
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In Moot Member Blogs The rarity of life Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #488 New January 23rd, 2019 01:19 PM
So, I occasionally watch a Ted Talk on YouTube. And this one in particular caught me because the speaker, Marc Defant, suggests that the chemical mixture derived from nova and collapsing stellar nurseries, deposited the right elements (or compounds therefrom) within our solar system, and our forming Earth scooped up or absorbed the same right elements and in the right amounts. Further, that the events that led up to us, Homo Sapien Sapiens, are likewise as rare, and were geographic dependent; ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Lilith; A Snake in ... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #487 New January 22nd, 2019 07:36 PM
The Grass

I read Chalker's Four Lords of the Diamond series way back in high school, and found them extremely readable. There was no nebulous lack of description prose scenes, nor some strange psychological nor psychiatric agenda (or so far as I could tell). It was a science fiction tale that had some parameters regarding each world.

Lilith; A Snake in the Grass was interesting in that you had a kind of garden of Eden setting where most everyone was essentially without clothes, and the ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Plugging away. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #486 New January 19th, 2019 11:20 PM
So apparently someone thought my little sarcastic tactic from way back in 2005 or 2007 was what I ACTUALLY WANTED in terms of romance.

I'm not going to go into detail . I've railed about it on my other online web log, and it's not very Travelleresque, so I'll entertain any PMs on the topic, but needless to say that after all this time this whole BS was about my romantic life.

Whatever. My stress level has dropped to pre-teen levels where I could go drive up to Strawberry or ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Truth about my drinking problem Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #485 New January 19th, 2019 12:37 AM
I don't have one.

Or rather my doctor's told me that I can't have anymore cokes, no eggnog, nothing sweet or with sugar. Which is a major blow, because the brain uses a lot of sugars to keep data flowing over the network.

So, it's water, it's some special berry juices, it's sneaking in an occasional soda when I hit the drive thru, or a smoothie, but I'm limited to once a month sometimes a week if I push it.

But, apparently the theory that I had a real issue with alcohol has reared ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Writing adventures and the HPA Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #484 New January 17th, 2019 10:09 AM
So, there's a family thing going on that I'm going to have to address. And I probably should have tried writing for Hunter way back in 2002 or 2003. Oh well.

The complex parking lot got flooded in places, and there's a tree behind the house that's leaning over the river that I better keep tabs on. The story seem to have lost some of its strength. During the worst severe storms (those massive hurricane like storms without an actual hurricane) that used to hit the peninsula, would cause ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Flash Flood warning Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #483 New January 15th, 2019 08:40 PM
I sold my beautiful water front home in FC to get another water front home here in Marin. Only the water is not a lagoon, but, during heavy rains, turns into a white water torrent with rapids.

All law enforcement is issuing a flash flood warning via email, and I've just been told where I can get sandbags and sand (bring your own shovel; BYOS).

Traveller adventures know no limits. And, like the annual fires, there's absolutely nothing I can do. Oh well.

The reason I'm posting this ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Blade Runner thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #482 New January 15th, 2019 09:10 AM
So, unlike The Empire Strikes Back I'm not a huge fan of Blade Runner, but I like it as a film. It's decent enough. I saw it at the local drive in with my friend and adopted mother. Said Drive In used to be off Air Port Boulevard that runs along the bay front from Oyster Point, past SFO, down the peninsula to the Coyote Point Recreational area. I'd sometimes drive by there at night just to catch a glimpse of a film or two. Fun times.

But, to the movie. It was dark. And the speaker you ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs The Empire Strikes Back 3 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #481 New January 15th, 2019 08:33 AM
So, one of the best novel adaptations of a movie I ever read was Donald F. Glut's rendition of "The Empire Strikes Back". It was a long time ago, and I'm not sure why I decided to pick it out of the boxed trilogy set that I bought back in the mid 80s (probably because I was playing a lot of Traveller and Star Smuggler at the time), but I cracked it, and it was really a cool read.

I seem to recall that the first book was ghost written by Alan Dean Foster (maybe Lawrence Kasdan, though I don' ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Untitled book Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #480 New January 15th, 2019 08:18 AM
Back in high school or middle school I read a book about a man who had been part of a kind of (futuristic) special forces unit. And I can't remember the darn title.

The book started off with him and his GF smoking "drug sticks" in a luxury apartment in Egypt or someplace it might have been New Mexico but I can't remember. Anyway, I read the thing, but I can't remember too much about it other than he wound up having some kind of allegiance to the unit he was assigned to, and I think at th ...More Read More
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