Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quick Update.

Thank you for the prayers. I am still working through the situation. One day at a time.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Incoming Rant.

I am trying to. But it is more difficult than you can imagine. It haunts my dreams. It is the monster under the bed and in the closet. Yet, if I don't surrender, I risk losing everything.

I need to get this out of my system. It is not a cry for help. It is not a temper tantrum. It is my barbaric scream in defiance. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Khauzuarabstian: A Primer and Brief History of the Geographic Wonder (Part One)

NOTE: Tied into this post. Originally composed circa 1997.

Khauzuarabstian circa 1900

Khauzuarabstian is a fictional continent located in the upper northwest portion of the Indian Ocean near the eastern coast of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Indian sub-continent. There are four large deep-water bays. A large desert ringed by imposing mountains ranges dominates the upper third of the continent. In the desert there are five large oases' that are interconnected by roads. There are passes thru the mountains that allow travel thru the mountain ranges at different points on the continent. There are five major rivers that start in the mountain ranges that anchor the center of the continent. A dormant volcano sits in the middle of these ranges. South of the volcano sits a large jungle which borders the ruins of a large city that was populated by an unknown civilization. Archeologists that have investigated the ruins have yet to determine what the origins of the lost civilization were, although a lot of theories have been tossed around, with the primary theory connecting the indigenous people of the continent to the ruins. A sixth river, starting in a very small mountain range, is in the lower southeastern portion of the continent. All the rivers are navigable for the most part. The balance of the continent is primarily grasslands, veldts, rolling hills and forests. There is snow in the higher elevations of the mountain ranges.

Butchard Island, named for that famed British explorer/scientist Sir Arthur Butchard, is a large island off the southeastern coast of the continent. At its closest point to Khauzuarabstian it sets about a full day or so voyage away by fast steamer. The island is primarily jungle with a small mountain range in its center.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Now For Something Different. Some Favorite Movies Of Mine You Can Watch In Full On Youtube. Major General Tremorden Reddering.

I was thinking about these movies recently and I thought I would share them.

Waterloo (1970)
What a cast. Not completely accurate. Beautifully shot.