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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.

we have a winner on this dairy-free wine and cheese basket

2003-09-23 - 2:52 p.m.

A woman called from a local real estate office and said that I had won the drawing from the expo for a wine and cheese basket. Whee! When I went over to pick it up, at first they couldn't find it, but before I had a chance to practice my new British vocabulary phrase and mutter darkly, "This really fucks Gilligan," they did find it, and I carried it off in triumph, although I suppose I could have always practiced my new phrase by observing that, "This wine and cheese basket really fucks Gilligan. What's wrong with this picture? This wine and cheese basket contains no freakin' cheese!" But of course I was too thrilled to complain about its limitations.

For someone who has won so often in her life, I certainly get a thrill out of it. I always feel like I can't win unless some tiny element of skill is involved somewhere to slant the odds. In this case, I made sure to crumple all of my entries, which in theory makes them easier to grab.

I saw six brown White Ibis in front of Barnes and Noble on Highway 190 today.

I made my dentist appointment for the dentist in Tijuana by email, since my Spanish is so poor and, judging from the reaction I got in Panama, my English isn't much easier for most people to understand. My accent is a weird mishmash, since people can pick out different parts of it, depending on where they're from. Once a woman actually stopped me in a store and asked if I was from Charlottesville. In a casino a man asked me if I was from Clearwater; obviously, I got that part from my mother.

One of the postal workers revealed that her neighbor's house was still tarped from Tropical Storm Bill, as she can't find anyone to fix it. I asked the name of her insurance company, since I bet the real problem is that they won't authorize enough of a settlement to cover the cost. The name she gave was, as I suspected, not in the first tier of sound companies, at least not in my snotty opinion.

Hummingbird Report: Still a very active wave of female/immature RTs moving through -- mostly if not all adult females that I've checked.

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