Joe

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About Joe

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    AwesomeDude Author
  • Birthday 02/29/1944

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    graflz127@msn.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Northern California
  • Interests
    I'm very interested in all things maritime, but take a very dim view of contemporary naval architecture.
    I'm an active member of what we like to call the "Marine Reciprocating Steam Power Lunatic Fringe."
    I'm an unabashed liberal.

    The photo is of Able Seacat Simon, DM, RN.

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  1. The Frost Covered Marker

    I completely agree. This is masterful storytelling. A matter of life and death and old ski bindings.
  2. The Royal Mail is delivered by a little red truck with right hand drive. It delivers love. treasure, magic, and adventure. It also answers some of the age old questions such as: why do you smell the painting and whoever WILL clean the chandelier? Some of the characters that first got out and about in 'An Owl on My Sceptre', are here, as well as a number of new ones. I hope you enjoy it.
  3. Thank you Camy.  I was afraid that might be the case.

  4. I just read this story by Tragic Rabbit and was deeply moved. I attempted to drop him a line to say as much. I used the address tr@tragicrabbit.org but was notified that my email was undeliverable. Anyway, it's a powerful story. I've lived around and assortment of animals all my life and I'm not in the least ashamed to report that this story brought a tear to my eye. So if you see this, Tragic Rabbit: thanks!
  5. I just read this story by Tragic Rabbit and was deeply moved. I attempted to drop him a line to say as much. I used the address tr@tragicrabbit.org but was notified that my email was undeliverable. Anyway, it's a powerful story. I've lived around and assortment of animals all my life and I'm not in the least ashamed to report that this story brought a tear to my eye. So if you see this, Tragic Rabbit: thanks!
  6. Read These With the Lights On

    I just read the delightful satire, "There's No Place Like Home for the Hallowdays" by Cynus. I was careful to read it during the bright mid-morning so I should be okay tonight.
  7. Notes

    I just read this story and it's great. The entire mood of note writing is captured. The worry, the joy, the terror, the relief. And I remembered it all in this wonderful story. You need to go there.
  8. Gull Island Light

    A wonderful story. Enjoyable and moving. I sent him an email too.
  9. Welfare Info?

    I'll just leave the raisins out; or perhaps substitute with something edible.
  10. Another wonderful story begins with a thud. The thud of a ne'er do well onto the bosom of his Mother Earth for the folly of stepping out a perfectly good airplane at altitude not to mention sundry other high crimes and misdemeanors. I thoroughly enjoyed these characters the first time around and I'm glad the author has relented and granted us a sequel.
  11. Dramatic things do happen. You might be rolling casually along and then find out that you won the lottery. Or, you might be coasting through life and your greatest immediate worry is the likelihood of a explaining a "C" in physics to your parents. And then you discover that you will be king. Come along and see how Justin Allison-Fielding handles that situation in 'An Owl on My Sceptre' this coming Saturday.
  12. Refugee by William King

    What a gripping chapter. I think this is going to be a brilliant discussion of humanity. I'm tempted to start discussing the story line, but that is premature. A great start to what I think will be a moving story.
  13. Hysterical....

    I never know whether to laugh or cry.
  14. Happy Birthday Canada!

    Love Nanaimo bars. And Nanaimo too for that matter.
  15. footnotes

    Hi, I'm having the devils own time with this. But oh well. I've been working on a novel for some time now. Douglas is editing/proofing and he has raised a concern about the footnotes I use. I started using them to explain some of the usages in the story. For example, in the name Catesby ap R Jones the letters "ap" appear. This is not a typo, it's the Welsh patronymic. And there are some other explanations as the story develops. Douglas and I wonder if these will come through at your end. Similarly, I have had great fun with illustrations (and I've gone to considerable lengths to be sure the pix are in the public domain). Will these come through. The story is eleven chapters long. We've done a final proof on the first two. Would you like to see them? All the best, Joe