Monthly Archives: April 2012

Well, *that* certainly panned out (The Wild Ways, by Tanya Huff)

Even better than The Enchantment Emporium, its predecessor; it’s got fiddles. And Great Big Sea t-shirts, bodhrans and a fourteen-year-old dragon boy. It’s also got both the old (Selkies, boggarts, “Captain Wedderburn”, “I’se the B’y”, the nail for want of … Continue reading

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catching up

First, some photos from our regatta in Oregon are here. Next, as anyone following along on Facebook, Ravelry or even Avontuur knows, I managed to leave my wallet in the Portland airport and realized it only upon arrival in Amsterdam. … Continue reading

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book review: Enchantment Emporium, by Tanya Huff

I’ve just finished reading Tanya Huff’s Enchantment Emporium, and wow. I’m glad to see there’s a sequel, because there’s a whole lot of world in that world-building. It actually took me a little while to get into the book, and … Continue reading

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Starwatching

It’s our last night here and only the 2 nd clear night we’ve had- we got a full taste of Oregon weather this trip. Can’t complain, since we had beautiful weather right when we needed it, for the regatta. Tonight … Continue reading

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I aten’t ded

…. just hanging out in Oregon. So far we’ve socialized with our friend K (once known as She-Hulk on this site – – she was in a quad with a bunch of small rowers, my size, at the time – … Continue reading

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a very very very fine dock

Hey! We have the dock of the month! You can see previous Accudock docks of the month here. Ours was not very complicated compared to some, but the permitting process was long and difficult, and the logistics of building it … Continue reading

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answers to poetry contest

The poems are posted at my site | LiveJournal | Dreamwidth; the books they appear in are as follows: ANSWERS: a. Dragonsinger, by Anne McCaffrey b. Someone pointed out that this version is actually The Hobbit; the LOTR version begins, … Continue reading

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sniffly. *just* sniffly.

My cold was at its worst on the first day, Saturday. It wasn’t ever all that bad to begin with; I spent most of the weekend on the couch more in the hopes that it would help me get well … Continue reading

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poetry contest

Recently I was reading something where the main character was supposed to be a talented poet. Only problem is, the author … is not. (It’s a decent book otherwise and isn’t pretending to undue literary merit, so I won’t link … Continue reading

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