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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.

new year's resolutions 2004

2004-01-01 - 9:33 a.m.

Hummingbird Report added 3:45 P.M.: She's back at the near feeder. One bratty unbanded Rufous/Allen's mystery hummingbird.

I reviewed last year's resolutions back a page. Here's where I boldly announce the 2004 resolutions:

  1. Get up on or before 8 A.M. 6 days a week.

  2. Exercise 30 minutes a day 6 days a week.

  3. Listen to the bird tape 3 times a week with a minimum goal of learning a new bird call each month.

  4. Birding goals -- get my yard list to 70 species, my Louisiana list to 200 species, my life list to 700 species. I'm starting from 66 yard, 197 Louisiana, and 576 worldwide.

  5. Clean a work space in the garage and keep it cleaned.

  6. Sell or otherwise clear 500 pounds of stuff out of the house and yard. This will be achieved without a huge oak tree smashing my office and crushing random stuff.

  7. Cut 12 stones -- beads, cabs, or carvings -- this year.

  8. Catalog the mineral specimens.

For extra bonus points, I will investigate ways to increase my income. "Pondering" my ridiculous health insurance rates doesn't really qualify as a full-fledged resolution though.

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