Sunday, March 28, 2010

JRCLS Fireside (Yearly Event, locally)

I enjoyed the fireside. My wife's schedule puts her working most Friday nights, so we miss a lot of the social events, and the way work has gone I have more time, but less freedom, if that makes sense. I was very glad to be able to attend.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A new Paksenarrion novel

I remember getting the trilogy. Courtney had just died. I had a court hearing in Montague, a couple-three counties away on a pro-bono case I was handling (one of the domestic abuse cases I handled when I was in private practice in Wichita Falls). It was a terrible time for me, but obviously not something that would wait and not something I could pass off to someone else as there wasn't any money in it.

Much to my surprise, the client, who was broke and pretty much homeless (which is how you get free services from lawyers) gave me the trilogy as a gift to say thank you.

I and my wife loved the books. For a variety of reasons Elizabeth Moon was unable to write more of them for a very long time. But now she has.

It is heroic fantasy where the heroism is that of humanity being heroic, not of supernal types expressing themselves, of duty and loyalty and faith.

Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon (Hardcover - Mar. 16, 2010)

I have really enjoyed the books. The latest, my wife and I were both sick (we caught something on our visit to Utah), we had a date night with Rachel having a sleepover at a friend's house. But we were too sick to do much, so we read the book and considered ourselves well rewarded.

For more on the setting and the books visit:

Otherwise, Elizabeth Moon is an Austinite sort of person and one who has lived a life of principle, and is admirable for it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

An interesting moment of self-realization

I was feeling happy, which made me think about my wife. It hit me, I connect feeling happy with thinking about my wife, so that when something else happens to make me feel happy, it immediately makes me think of my wife.

It was an interesting moment of self-realization.