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july 4, 2018 - 2018-07-04
the triangle continues of courtney, boobear, & nyota - 2018-07-03
Cookie so cute telling, "Hello" to sparrows - 2018-07-01
lovebirb in love - 2018-06-30
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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.

virtual and physical clean-up

2014-12-30 - 11:00 a.m.

May I offer some clues to the clueless? If you are a travel deals site *cough Travelocity cough* then don't bother sending me emails every day that tell me you're a travel deals website. If you want me to believe you're a travel deals website, send me an email with an actual deal in it. I'm hitting the unsubscribe button real hard these days, and your useless emails that never hold a coupon were the first to go this morning.

I can't really unsubscribe to the airline emails, or maybe I can, because they're pretty useless too. What kind of idiot would BUY miles when miles are being devalued practically every other week? Miles were a great thing in their day, but their day was over 18 months ago. Now they're really little more than a scam. I feel bad for the travel bloggers who are now often promoting useless products but, at the end of the day, I'm unsubscribing a lot of them too. Time to move onto the next opportunity.

While on the topic of clean-up, yesterday I dropped off a donation box of clothes and books that I couldn't sell which was almost too big to lift. A couple of the dresses -- well, several of them -- I was sorry to give away but they are not really appropriate to someone who has had my unfortunate number of birthdays. Depressing.


Just saw the story about the 17-year-old girl who committed suicide and scheduled her tumblr posts so that her parents couldn't cover up the truth. Heart-breaking. Evidently the parents were these fundy Midwestern types who couldn't accept a trans child and seemed to prefer a dead boy to a live girl. WTF? If someone feels strongly enough about something to jump in front of a truck, I think maybe her wishes should have been respected. But I already saw a news report describing her as a boy. Seventeen! One more year and she could have escaped these people. But sometimes one more year just seems too overwhelming. Very very sad story.

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