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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


The Space Opera Continues

I'm beginning to suspect that Peter F. Hamilton may be my all-time favorite author. Yesterday I finished Judas Unchained, the sequel to Pandora's Star, and I'm still all involved with the stories and the characters. I think about his books for ages after I'm done reading them.... Of course, they're epics in page count as well as scope, but this one was especially satisfying because I got through all 900-some-odd pages in about a week. Talk about immersion! Gotta love those holidays....

(In case you're wondering how I've read it when it's not released til the end of next month, well, the MO is very clever as well as devastatingly sexy and he bought it for me from, where it had already been released. And just what is up with that, I'd like to know? Haven't we been waiting long enough over here on this side of the pond?)

Anyhow, all Peter F. Hamilton books hereupon even more highly recommended. But only if you don't mind cutting back on sleep, because you will turn the pages long past your bedtime, night after night, until you're done.

Apropos of not much of anything, ya know what I want? Links on links. Like nesting parentheses. So you can put an href on a title in an href.... Etc.

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