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Two today and ... two to go
Lord Black Cat
The lily count for today: 2.

Looks like I have 2 more in the wings; there's another that looks to be too small to make it. We'll see, he says...

The hurricane about to hit Florida is due over Atlanta Tuesday, I think ... while we're due in Atlanta next weekend. It *does* appear that by the time the storm hits Atlanta it will be just a few thunderstorms, so I'm hoping not to have to switch travel plans to avoid any lingering weather stuff...

Edited a few minutes later to add this, which I'd left in the clipboard...:

Your Travel Profile:

You Are Extremely Well Traveled in the Midwestern United States (100%)

You Are Very Well Traveled in the Northeastern United States (71%)

You Are Well Traveled in Canada (60%)

You Are Well Traveled in the Western United States (42%)

You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in the Southern United States (31%)

You Are Untraveled in Africa (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Asia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Australia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Eastern Europe (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Latin America (0%)

You Are Untraveled in New Zealand (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Scandinavia (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Southern Europe (0%)

You Are Untraveled in Western Europe (0%)

You Are Untraveled in the Middle East (0%)

You Are Untraveled in the United Kingdom (0%)

We have a title
This may be a cheat -- not sure how fast rolanni is on the draw today --
but we've come up with a tile for the next chapbook. Depending on circumstances I may manage
to get it into the catalog as a pre-order this weekend. Why is it a cheat? Though I'm frequently
the title maven, this time around, Rolanni thunk it up.

Oh, what? You want to know what the title is?


Necessary Evils

Sometimes you have to say WTF
You know, as in Who's The Fan?

I've been called too fannish by some pros and told by some fans that I was was writing too much to call myself a fan. Pfui ... this is my community, and has been for years.

So, I was startled (and saddened) today to see SFWA's griefcom involved in a dispute between an author and a fannish business. Usually griefcom deals in private with issues between writing professionals and publishers or agents, and acts when it can as a mediator.

I have no personal stake in the dispute mentioned on this public page of the SFWA website -- I'm not involved with griefcom, nor have a I discused this with anyone directly dealing with the problem.

Anne McCaffrey is one of those involved, and the dispute centers on Pern-related materials.

WARNING: If you are bored by legal wrangling, don't go here:


I just really hate to see things come to a head like this. And yes, there are all kinds of legal issues involved, and some ethical ones, too. Like "What don't you understand about 'stop'?"