Firefly: Joss Whedon’s Space Opera

If you never saw Joss Whedon‘s short-lived series “Firefly” when it was running on US television last fall, now’s your chance. It’s, um, well, hard to explain… a science-fiction western? It takes place 500 years in the future, in a universe populated only by human beings (so far as we know), just after a civil… Continue reading Firefly: Joss Whedon’s Space Opera

Ivaldi: Table of Contents

Available chapters are shown as links below. Book 1: True Seaborn The City of Light 01Light supplement: The Ivaldin Calendar The Font of Knowledge 02fontknow Overnight Success 03Overnight Bard in a Gilded Cage 04Bard More Tales from the Font of Knowledge 05MoreTales Carilla and the Long Arm of the Law 06Carillalaw Chitra Has an Engagement 07Chitraengaged Book 2: Teja Red-Headed Stranger b201red… Continue reading Ivaldi: Table of Contents


Unless you’re a horsey type, you may never have heard of this sport, though it’s now an Olympic event (in most countries it’s hard to get full TV coverage of equestrian events even at the Olympic level). Classic dressage is so quiet and dignified that you don’t realize how hard it is: the horse walks,… Continue reading Dressage

“Brave” Opinions

I started out thinking that this newsletter would be technical, then realized that I am currently (maybe permanently) burned out on writing about my one great area of technical expertise, CD-R. So the thing took a travel-writing sort of turn, but then the events of and following Sept 11 made that seem trivial. My last edition got… Continue reading “Brave” Opinions