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It’s been a year [Aug. 21st, 2018|06:30 am]
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It feels like a lifetime ago, but one year ago today Valerie and I returned home after spending five and a half weeks in Europe on my 2017 TAFF trip. It was crazy, maddening, frustrating, fun, and wonderful. Great people all around and we still can’t believe we were able to do that. Just an incredible experience.

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TAFF trip report [Dec. 22nd, 2017|10:10 am]
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At long last I have been working on writing segments of my 2017 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund trip to Helsinki and beyond. Two small parts have already been published: “An Easter Story” in my fanzine Askance #42, and “Riding on the Metro” appeared in Graham Charnock’s Vibrator #46. By the end of this month I should have the Cardiff & Dr. Who part sent in to Chris Garcia for the next Exhibition Hall, and one part of our London jaunt completed for Banana Wings.

Let the games begin! Well, at least the finger cramps from a ton of keyboard tippy-tapping.

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One month out [Jun. 13th, 2017|11:55 pm]
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Exactly one month from today, Valerie and I board a plane on the first leg of my 2017 TAFF trip to the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland.

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Getting Ready [May. 22nd, 2017|05:50 pm]
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Valerie and I continue to research and plan our European invasion, which is now tentatively set for a July 14th launch date. It might be earlier, depending on how soon our passports arrive. Any day now I should be getting the tracking response on those because tomorrow will be two full weeks since we applied for them, and we were informed then normal passport processing is currently taking 4-6 weeks, so we could have them by mid-June. Keep your fingers crossed!

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Askance #40 notes [May. 8th, 2017|10:49 pm]
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Well, I finally got an idea to tie together the tenth anniversary issue of my fanzine ASKANCE.

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Waiting for the word [Mar. 21st, 2017|05:57 pm]
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There are times when it pays to be patient because you know things are going to be alright.

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Goal hit! [Mar. 13th, 2017|07:52 pm]
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But not in the way most people pursue weight loss. Over the last six-plus weeks I have lost 10 pounds. I have to remember, though, that this is a direct result of a change in my eating habits due to oral surgery on January 25th. I do not recommend having your teeth ripped out and dentures installed, but hey, it is what it is and I've lost ten pounds. Oh, well.

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Trip-idation [Dec. 30th, 2016|02:37 pm]
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The title refers to how Valerie and I thinking regarding our possible trip to the Helsinki WorldCon next August.

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Once more with feeling [Dec. 30th, 2016|09:08 am]
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Okay. I see that LiveJournal is still alive and kicking. They last time I checked in here must have been at least 2015. I have no idea, but maybe I'll use this as a place to jot down thoughts, observations and opinions on things from time to time. It might come in handy while in Europe on my potential TAFF trip next summer.

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Ah, me... [May. 5th, 2014|03:26 pm]
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On the downslide of the semester now. All finals given, AccuScan forms run through the machine for all classes, now doing the odds and ends grading to make sure that all classes are as caught up as possible before entering final grades for the term. It's a busy time, but I'm in good shape. In fact, I'm looking forward to the break between terms so I can get some serious writing accomplished.
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