Sunday, March 28, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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.
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:
- http://www.paksworld.com/ and
Saturday, March 13, 2010
It was an interesting moment of self-realization.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Yes. The longer you invest, the smaller the performance difference between entry into the top 25 percent of performers and entry into the bottom 25 percent of performers. The difference is so small that over 15 years it may amount to less than you pay in fees.