New Tool

Today I opened the mailbox and took out a new toy tool. If this were a review, I’d say, “The Verbatim Ultraslim Bluetooth Keyboard is not as bad as everyone says.” Granted, my hands aren’t that big. It reminds me of a slightly smaller laptop keyboard. Yes, the backspace and… Continue reading

Working on the website

In the last week, I’ve done a lot of editing, graphics, and other work on this site, rather than writing. I could tell you in detail what I did today, for instance, but I broke my brain. It’s not a matter of writing php that writes javascript to increment images… Continue reading

The Ten Year Lapse

This week, I had an interesting time traveling in, well, time. I think it’s time to put up the travel stained safari clothes and go on with the present. I may mine Live Journal and a few other places for material later–hopefully it won’t mess up the post order and… Continue reading

When I last left Alex…

When I last left Alex, she was in free fall between the Shepherd Hotel and the apartment building next door. (For the record, I do not know for certain that the building next door is an apartment building, but, for the sake of argument at this moment, in Alex’s universe,… Continue reading

Update NBM

After taking far too long hanging at the sales on Digital Art Zone and thus their forums, I’ve grown bored and gone back to writing. The story is evolving into something really different than it ever has been before. The major theme appears to be, “You never can run away… Continue reading


I heard this eve that I have been entertaining a young visitor to the castle who will soon be attending prom. If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion, you might have decent luck spending your gold at this fine tailor A very good friend found her… Continue reading

Meeting places

Due to the lack of descriptions/pictures of Valisere in Cairo, I need to come up with another name for the lingerie store…something I can use on a fictional shop. It strikes me as a good/logical meeting place for two female characters to exchange information. I can’t have Aiyesha come to… Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Project

Although I find it the quandary of whether or not I should be celebrating the day the “snakes” were sent forth from Ireland (though I do imagine that the Pixies and Leprechauns stayed anyway) I always wear green in self defense (warding off pinches) and often pluck a bouquet from… Continue reading

The Lingerie Souk

Okay, knowing that there is a ladies underwear Bazaar in Cairo just makes me smile. It’s one of those things that just affirms that we are all the same, no matter what…and other fuzzy thoughts. Why did I look this up? It’s kind of important if you send a character… Continue reading

Growing up in Dar Hassan

“Growing up in Dar Hassan was like living in an orphanage in downtown Gomorrah at the crossroads of Hell Avenue and Damnation Way. I have been shot at, yes. I’ve also been kidnapped and left in the desert for dead. It just hasn’t happened in a very long while,” Alex… Continue reading