Tuesday, April 1, 2014


"Your wives will envy her because she will have your hearts. Your wives will be jealous of her because of the power to pull you away. This mistress will show you things never before seen and experience things never before felt. She will love you, but only a little, seducing you to want more, give more, die for her. She will take you away from the ones you love, and you will hate her for it, but leave her you never will, but if you must, you will miss her, for she has a part of you that will never be returned intact . . .

. . . and in the end, she will leave you for a younger man."

- James R. Ward, OSS

A SPECIAL FORCES ENGINEER . . . should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly.”

- Robert A. Heinlein

Because Special Forces is my Mistress and I must conduct myself accordingly now may be as good a time as any to declare it is time to retire the BIRDS of STORMBRINGER and move on to feature my true passions which are French accordion music and Trigonometric Tables; Radian Degree Sine Cosine Tangent Radian Degree Sine Cosine Tangent



  1. Almost scared me.

  2. Yup, scared me too! I'm such a guppy.

  3. Damn! I read this on April 2 (we live in the future, here in Australia), and got nicely sucked in.

  4. And don't forget that she is also a 'harsh' mistress ;-)