Scipio Americanus: I found Skylark to have aged much less gracefully than Galactic Patrol or Lensman; not sure why.
Dirk: Fortunately, this series (and the Skylark series) were among the first SF I ever read as a kid. Thus, I instantly recognize the actual origin of many of the ideas and concepts in later, and current fiction. I recently re-read the whole series — and tried to wade through some of the less-than-stellar spin-offs. It still holds up fairly well, if you can slog through the very earliest few chapters of the first book.
Lucklucky: Children are different. This is a very difficult concept to grasp for adults, even those that supposedly support market freedom and liberty. This school might be good for some children. For others might be a disaster. There should be many schools not The School. The School is a Totalitarian concept, against redundancy, against difference, it is usually a crime against many good children specially the intelligent ones. Difference should be promoted.
Slovenian Guest: You forgot the picture! “Japanese destroyers Sakaki and Matsu, docked in Malta, 1918.” My blog-friendly crop, made from this original.
Slovenian Guest: Speaking of obsession, there is a whole forum dedicated to Star Wars fan edits.
Jay: That’s correct. The editors simply make information available to support a made for TV cast. They loved the amateur shooter angle and played down the Olympic Archery background :) Thanks for watching the show.
Bruce: When I was nine and ten and eleven they’d ship me off to Grandma’s house in the Ozarks for weeks in the summer. I’d run and play outside. Uphill was a big cedar tree I’d climb to play sniper and revolutionary and pirate with a stick for my rifle. Good times. To get there was tall grass with big rocks and big black snakes on them, yellow squares katycorner on their backs, sleeping in the sun. Diamondback rattlers? I thought so. I walked through the tall grass, watching where...
Slovenian Guest: Speaking of, Toddy Cat, did you know about the reach-around? Rheumatoid arthritis, typhus and syphilis originated in the Americas.