Who knew?…

Pleasant surprises do happen.

Yesterday, I was preparing to get my day started, and the disabled computer was on the vanity, so, on a whim, I decided to give it one last try.

Lo and behold, it worked, and has been working just fine every since (touch wood!).

A chilly morning

The polar vortex that is giving so much misery to Canada has also reached the deep south. It was 45F when I got up this morning, and with a northerly breeze, it felt damned cold.

Mind you, that’s nothing compared to the sub-freezing 10s and 14s back home, and that is forecast for the entire week ahead.

It’s too early for this type of nonsense!

Still haven’t heard from the publisher

There has been no sign of the galley proofs for Coming of Age, so the Christmas market is completely lost. After six years of writing, this is a bitter pill to swallow. But is proof once again that there is little integrity in business any longer.

One or two examples, but not every single one since September and beforehand, and I am only one person.

The second part of the serial is just about written, but since this present publisher is publishing part one, I am pretty well stuck with him for part two.

However, after that I will be looking for a new publisher.

Ocmulgee Nation Monument, Macon, GA

Not all ‘architecture’ in Georgia is Ante Bellum. Ocmulgee National Monument goes back well before the Civil War.

Ocmulgee National Monument
Ocmulgee National Monument

Ocmulgee National Monument preserves traces of over ten millennia of Southeastern Native America culture, including major eearthwork built before 1000 CE by the South Appalachian Mississippian culture(a regional variation of the Mississippian culture.) These include the Great Temple and other ceremonial mounds, a burial mound, and defensive trenches. They represented highly skilled engineering techniques and soil knowledge, and the organization of many laborers. The site has evidence of “17,000 years of continuous human habitation.” The 702-acre (2.84 km2) park is located on the east bank of the Ocmulgee River. Present-day Macon, Georgiadeveloped around the site after the United States built Fort Benjamin Hawkins nearby in 1806.

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