in the Shadow of Greatness: IMC :: Florimel, h.r.h.
Flora is underestimated at your peril.
Yes, Flora. Read Arref’s view, and then come and read mine.
Continue reading Underestimate Flora
Atwood Cookie Kitchen
Introducing the Atwood Cookie Kitchen, my friend Deb Allen’s attempt to spread her delicious taste sensations to other people in exchange for money.
Delivery is only available in the Albany area at this time. But as someone who has tried her cookies at various Cons, I can personally attest to their quality.
Brooklyn Museum: Mut Precinct
People who have been to New York or live in the area know that NYC has *two* world class Museum collections devoted to Egypt. One is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The other one is in the Brooklyn Museum. I admit, years ago, I was skeptical when I first went to the Brooklyn Museum, having been spoiled on the MET. The Brooklyn one, though, does hold up.
I discovered tonight that the Brooklyn Museum has a website, and a flickr photostream devoted to their ongoing archaeological digs in Egypt.
Another of the old guard of SF leaves us.
Rest in peace, Jack Williamson.
Earlier this year, I was disappointed by his The Stonehenge Gate, but the author of The Legion of Time and other great works has plenty of masterpieces for him to live on in.
Today is Veteran’s Day.
Being the son of a veteran, and the brother of one, and not so blinkered as to forget that, without such veterans defending my country, my life would be a very different alternate history, if I existed at all, all I can say is, Thank You.
Don’t forget about the Transit of Mercury today. My friends on the East Coast won’t see all of the 5 hour event before the sun sets, though, since it starts at about 1:15 EST.
My friends in Europe, alas, won’t see it at all.
Here, in the Great White North, a solid layer of clouds ruins any chance of me seeing it.
This has long since been slashdotted, so I suspect that any of the readers here have long since heard about it.
However, you never know, and you need to read this.
Continue reading DHS proposal on pre-approval for leaving the country
NFL.com – Houston at New York Game Recap
An ugly game, one that the Giants should have won by more than 4 points (upset minded bettors probably made a bundle off the bookies on this one!).
Still, this was a bad day for good teams, with the Falcons falling, the Patriots falling, and most pertinently, the previously undefeated Bears fell to the lowly Dolphins (echoes of 1985).
And those newly imperfect Bears are the Giants next opponent, in the featured Sunday Night game. Its going to be tough, the Bears have got to be riled and pissed. If the Giants can beat them, though, then my boys can arguably seat themselves as the best team in the NFC…