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About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

Internet Archive Passes One Thousand Downloads

(Note the image of Sita in the above picture, from Sita Sings the Blues. Sita was a great inspiration to me, as I’ve reported before.) When I checked the status of the Green Comet trilogy on the Internet Archive today, … Continue reading

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The Plainsrunner – Chapters 27 & 28

Tallgrass goes to school, where he makes a friend, and meets some bullies. rjb Go to OliverOnline to download these chapters.

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The Plainsrunner – Halftime Report

We have been running this experiment since the middle of March, posting one or two chapters a week of the novel I am currently writing — The Plainsrunner. It is a bit of a shock to realize that we’ve been … Continue reading

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The Plainsrunner – Chapter 26

Tallgrass goes on a picnic with his mom and three of their friends. He gets to drive the truck. Download ch. 26 at OliverOnline. rjb

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The Plainsrunner – Chapters 24 & 25

Greetings to our regular readers, and welcome to our new ones. These two chapters mark the beginning of Part Three – Tallgrass. In these chapters we meet Tallgrass, Sage’s son, and begin to see how he does in the city. … Continue reading

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Science Prank

I’ve run a few posts dealing with bad science and the idiotic attitudes of some politicians toward science, including this one, and this one with a chart. Let’s get back at them.-) Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has a good idea … Continue reading

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The Plainsrunner – Chapters 22 & 23

These two chapters mark the end of Part Two – The City. Part Three begins next week. Sage gets educated and works with the Professor. Then the newspaper reporters come around and her life takes a startling turn. This brings … Continue reading

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The Plainsrunner – Chapter 21

Sage settles in, unpacks her panniers and starts her new life. Now all she needs to do is find work and get an education. She also gets a taste of the city’s casual contempt. Download Chapter Twenty-One at OliverOnline. rjb

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Distant moons may harbor life — ScienceDaily

As I imagined in Parasite Puppeteers, the second novel in the Green Comet trilogy, it’s possible that moons of gas giant exoplanets could be habitable. I imagined a moon like Jupiter’s moon, Europa, orbiting a gas giant in the habitable … Continue reading

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The Plainsrunner – Chapters 19 & 20

Having made her deal with the Professor, Sage gets a little more education in the workings of the city, then moves into her new lodgings. Download chapters 19 and 20 at OliverOnline. rjb

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