The Online Mineral Museum IS BACK!!!.

The Amazing Bolivian Parrot and Rare Macaw Escapade
Eagle Overload: More Eagles, More Cats, the South Africa Edition
A Very Partial Index to the Entries
A for the time being not even remotely complete guide to all 4,300+ plus entries
A Google-Plus Verified Author

contact me older entries newest entry
Recent entries

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
wren with fluffffff - 2018-06-24

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.

baby baby you're out of time etcetera and so on la la la

2015-04-27 - 9:21 a.m.

I used up my used book store credits on a couple of quick grabs at the front of the store since the lady is trying to get out of the business and who knows how much longer it will be around. One of the books in question is Gibson's Spook Country, where he tries to update The Names, but since it's set in New York and Los Angeles then it isn't particularly I dunno...interesting? One of the characters is a has-been singer, perhaps inspired a bit by Kim Gordon (who is not a has-been but who was, after all, well into her fifties when the book was being written). This for whatever reason has allowed him to state not once but twice (so far) that music is the most atemporal of the arts. A ridiculous statement if you actually listen to music instead of using it as some kind of background to promote efficiency or patriotism or sell cars and alcohol...Music that really touches you is anchored to time and place like nothing else really.

Besides, if by this statement he means that a given piece of work can still reach out and touch people of another generation, then surely sculpture or architecture or jewelry-making/lapidary are far more "atemporal" than music. Nothing's more annoying than the "music" of the previous generation. And, for many people after a certain age, nothing is more bland or un-interesting or "popular" or "vulgar" than the music of the next generation. There's nothing atemporal about it at all. It's exactly like the novel -- either you speak to the people of your time or you speak to no one ever.

But maybe he knows the statement to be ridiculous and intends it to be so. Hard to tell. I'm sorry to say that I keep falling asleep. One of the characters is a drug addict pro translator who is the captive of some sort of gangster, and I keep falling asleep during his chapters.

back - next

about me - read my profile! read other Diar
yLand diaries! recommend my diary to a friend! Get
 your own fun + free diary at!

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2002-2017 by Elaine Radford