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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.

yard update spring 2005

2005-04-06 - 7:40 a.m.

male captive harpy eagle
� 2005 by Elaine Radford and Roger Williams
male harpy eagle, summit zoo, panama

Don't forget to check out my Panama trip report for the story of our visit to see the spring migration of raptors in Panama, Central America.

A few notes about happenings around the house on the days I was posting my trip report:

  • Pretty much constant visits from both male and female RTHUs, with quite a number of chases
  • Another sighting of the Swallow-Tail Kite, this time a pair swooping very low over the aviary roof
  • A male RTHU trying to chase away a Carolina anole, a bright green one, who was doing nothing more sinister than sunning on the shepherd's hook of the near feeder
  • A Northern Mockingbird chasing a squirrel down the telephone wire for quite a distance, hitting it a few times on the back
  • The butterflies are back, including a large male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and another Monarch pumping its wings
  • Both satsuma trees are in full bloom with a snowfall of white citrus flowers -- yes, even the troubled tree in the front yard

In other news, I fuss over the baby Siamese Fighting Fish a little, but they're doing fine.


There is trouble in paradise. The Japanese bird book is out of print. Did you ever hear of such a thing? I'm only a little bitter.

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