Seattle Post Intelligencer – 53 minutes ago
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Oct. 28: African-American troops in action for the Union for first time. African-American troops engaged in combat as an organized fighting force for the first time this week 150 years ago in the Civil …
Thus spoke the local rag:
Porcupine Spotted in City of Eureka
A North American Porcupine was spotted by a Eureka resident on Wednesday of last week near 6th and Main Streets in Eureka. . .
on the Society Page.
I ran into a severe disappointment last evening. Severe.
I have finished the Baen Books (quite a few, in fact, and one a knife book. I’m not acquainted knife culture beyond steak and butcher. That book made me shake my head.). I’ve also gone through the Amazon order in short order.
So I tripped over to Amazon again thinking to gather Kindle PC material. I grumped my way through several pages of e-books and cannot, or could not, remember which books by the author I was interested in I’d read or purchased.
I went to the authors home site knowing that I’d find a complete listing of his works (published in book form) and from that location locate and be able to order what I wished. Which was fine and good. In fact, the way the site was arranged I could order sequential serial books in the correct order. The object being, of course, to bring to the computer, first: all those books I’d not read; and secondly: to bring over all the books I have of his in book form presently.
I got that project started with the cheap .99 cent books and the cheap 3 dollar things. What the heck. Duplication was fine. I’ll give the paper backs to the local book nook and feel good.
Then I made a mistake. Did.
I read the Bio of the author. L. E. Modesitt Jr. Shouldn’t have.
Nope. The man’s a liberal. He’s a dra-mama man.
That almost poisons our relationship. Well. My relationship with his books. How can a man be a liberal and write like that? Oh, I know his books are fiction (which fits a democratic liberal well enough) and many are ecologically slanted (which should have warned me, I suppose, but which never occurred to me).
And he is from CO. And he is a graduate of Williams College. And while he’s not really of the Boomer group, he is near enough in terms of childhood to have rubbed on the taint (like, he was born in 1943).
Sigh. Now what am I going to do. A tree hugger, almost part of the family.
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