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Read my new book, The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Bird at Amazon or at many other fine distributors like Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and more.

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!!! The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. Adult readers only please -- explicit sex and violence. For updates on the "Dead Tree Project" and other topics, you may visit the official fan site, Passages in the Void..

My Bird Lists -- My Louisiana State Life List, My Yard List and, tah dah, My World Life List.

HEY! What happened to the Peachfront Conure Files? The world's only OFFICIAL Peachfront Conure site now features free peachfront conure coverage, including a magazine length 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.

rise of the amethyst bots and photo of a remarkable crazy

2010-09-16 - 9:23 a.m.

all photos � 2010 by elaine radford

10cent listing day at eBay so I went ahead and listed some expensive items. Still not convinced that eBay is the way to go, but I'll give 'em their little chance. Online definitely ISN'T the way to go with unpolished slabs -- the post office takes all the profit and I do all the work, as I was reminded today as my first round of eBays from last week came off. A lot of wrapping and packing and communicating, and all I'm really getting is (I hope!) some current feedback, so I can start selling for real. But I suppose we all have to start somewhere.

I have (finally!) started the online catalog project but haven't gotten very far. I've photographed and discussed the story of our 80 pound quartz crystal from Hot Springs, Arkansas. The first step, the first story, on the thousand mile journey.

It's funny how hubby comes home and starts looking around to see if I've found any more Botswana. He really likes cutting "Bots." We found a truly special one yesterday, and I will have to get a decent photograph of it. He also finished slabbing an exceptionally fine piece of Mexican crazy lace. I can't quite imagine cutting the best piece any further into cabs. I would like to sand and polish it as a specimen. The pattern is a work of art in itself.

close-up of this drool-worthy slab

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