Category Archives: The James Commentary

Short thoughts on something that caught my attention or triggered a thought.

Moving Maelstrom Chapter 5

I haven’t accomplished much because most of the last few days have been spent sleeping.

At one point my arms were itching so badly I scratched and scratched. It is not the first time that unbearable itching has struck. Fortunately, although I inflicted some damage and draw a little blood, i managed to catch myself before opening any major wounds.




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Moving Maelstrom – Act 4 – Double, double toil and trouble

I have been attempting to make progress on dealing with the disposal of the Hoard and packing the materials I want to keep and move to my new lodging.

Access to much of what I want to keep requires the removal of a significant portion of the Hoard.

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Trump’s Invincible Ignorance

About Hurricane Dorian Donald Trump Tweeted “This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages. As you can see, almost all models predicted it to go through Florida also hitting Georgia and Alabama. I accept the Fake News apologies!”

What a shame – yes, how stupid! –
to decide before knowing the facts. 
Proverbs 18:13

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Me, the Universe and McDonald’s

L.E. Modesitt’s The Mage-Fire War [Book 21 of the Saga of Recluce] was just published and I am waiting to get my hands on and read the last book of the trilogy that covers the story of these characters in the history of the World on which the Isle of Recluce exists.

Tuesday night [August 27, 2019] I found myself with a burning desire to read Modesitt’s ‘The Magic of Recluce’ which I have not reread in a decade or more. The book was the first Recluce novel written although, at this point in time, it is the second last book chronologically in the history of Recluce.

As happens to those of us the Universe amuses itself tormenting, I could not find any of the copies of The Magic of Recluce I own and so suffered the pain of the unrequited desire of a Reader for a book.

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