Pictures of us

At a TT Owners brunch in Annapolis, 2000
Freezing our tails off in Iceland, 2001
Black Forest folk customes, Halloween 2003
Getting instructions at the Calgary Olympic Bobsled Run, Feb 2006
Dole Pineapple plantation, Oahu, Hawai'i, Feb 2007
In the Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, Sep 2010
Safely on the ground, Oct 2013

Books I've read in 2017

  1. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
  2. Danny Got Run Over By A Lawnmower by Dawn M. Drake
  3. Running Blind by Lee Child (Audible) (aka "The Vistor")
  4. The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
  5. The Veiled One by Ruth Rendell
  6. The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
  7. Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold
  8. The Very Best of Charles de Lint by Charles de Lint
  9. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  10. Caliban's War by James S. A. Corey
  11. Echo Burning by Lee Child (Audible)
  12. Abaddon's Gate by James S. A. Corey
  13. All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells
  14. She Walks in Shadows edited by Silvia Morena-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles
  15. 2017 Hugo Award Nominees - Novellas
    A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
    The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
    The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
    Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire
    This Census Taker by China Mieville
  16. 2017 Hugo Award Nominees - Novellettes
    The Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon
    The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
    The Art of Space Travel by Nina Allan
    Touring With The Alien by Caroyln Ives Gilman
    You'll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong
  17. 2017 Hugo Award Nominees - Short Stories
    Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies by Brooke Bolander
    That Game We Played During the War by Carrie Vaughn
    Seasons of Glass and Iron by Amal El-Mohtar
    An Unimaginable Light by John C. Wright
    The City Born Great by N. K. Jemisin
    A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong
  18. 2017 Hugo Award Nominees - Graphic Novels
    Black Panther, Volume 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
    Ms. Marvel, Volume 5 by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa
    Paper Girls, Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, letterd by Jared Fletcher
    Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda
    Saga, Volume 6 Written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples, lettered by Fonografiks
    The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man by Tom King, illustrated by Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  19. The Stranger in my Genes by Bill Griffeth
  20. Vanguard (The Genesis Fleet) by Jack Campbell
  21. The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells
  22. Without Fail by Lee Child (audio)
  23. Cibolla Burn by James A. Corey (#4 in The Expanse series)
  24. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (audio)
  25. Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (audio)
  26. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  27. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  28. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (reread)
  29. The Last Colony by John Scalzi (reread)
  30. German Boy: A Child in War by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
  31. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (short story)
  32. The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
  33. The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
  34. Soul Music! by Terry Pratchett (audio)
  35. The Prisoner of Limnos by Lois McMaster Bujold (novella)
  36. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
  37. Men At Arms! by Terry Pratchett (audio)

Books Currently Being Read
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

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Amusing tidbits

According to the Cadaver Calculator, as of Jan 2012 my dead body is worth $4,775 (in 2009, it was $5,675 and in 2008, it was $5,775).

The 18 countries I have traveled in:
The United States, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Finland, The Bahamas,
Canada, Ireland, Germany, Australia, The Netherlands, Iceland, England, Italy, Denmark, Sweden..

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The states the I have visited:

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