Jenny Nettles

On October the fourth of the year 1773, the brigantine Jenny Nettles, merchantman out of New Bedford, made port.    No sooner was she tied up than the crew was at work with block and tackle, with hammer and chisel, unshipping the figurehead. The secret origin of the Thursday Challenge will be revealed.   7:00 –Continue reading “Jenny Nettles”

SR-F*ckin’-A

What shall I say about the SRA (Science Research Associates) reading program? They’re pretty darned proud of themselves. (Note: this post comes from the discussion here.) When I was young I went to St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Bedford, New York, where our teachers belonged to the Sisters of Charity. I’m sure they did somethingContinue reading “SR-F*ckin’-A”

The Coldest Equations Yet

The Coldest Equations Yet by James D. Macdonald Stardate 31-20.6. Half-way through the first dog watch on the cruiser Stardust, bound for Mimir, the light on the communications panel that showed an open sub-space carrier wave blossomed. Communications Tech First Class Sylvia Harlin flipped the ‘respond’ switch and leaned closer to the mike: “Stardust. IdentifyContinue reading “The Coldest Equations Yet”

Altered States of the Union

  Okay, guys, join the crowd funding project to bring about a more perfect anthology… Altered States of the Union. You know you want to.  You know that Henry Clay and Frelinghuysen want to.  You know that James K. Polk already has. So let’s get the ball rolling!

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