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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.

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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..

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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.

another day, another rant that no one else need bother to read

2014-12-08 - 9:30 a.m.

It wasn't my imagination that my former brokers wanted to shed small retirement accounts. The not-so-small new fee was, indeed, a hint. When I called them to walk me through the paperwork of moving elsewhere, they were positively bubbly about the fact that I was rolling over to somebody else. At least it was quick and easy. Got a confirmation this weekend from the new firm that all was where it should be...

Nonetheless, I will admit it's getting a bit scary. Now that there's really only rich and poor, and no legal way I can imagine for 99% of us to become rich, then everything is about shedding customers and hiking prices. This allows businesses to make as much, or more, money with a far smaller staff because they are servicing far fewer people. I suppose it's all very nice for those businesses to get more money for less work but why should basic items like BUTTER be priced as if only millionaires might like to eat? As far as retirement, it isn't as if anyone sane really wants to get old and be refused the ability to work. No reason it should be priced like it's some privilege...

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