Lori Notes turns 300

Who do you know in some of the ‘stans? Kazakhstan? Uzbekistan? Turkmenistan? Tajikistan? Send them my way. [Read more]


World shift

brasstrunk3aYou know the sort of scene in a movie where some startling secret is revealed–our heroine comes across something that she wasn’t expecting, behind a door, in some old chest, or maybe in an ordinary drawer. There might be fancy camera work involved, maybe some lighting effects, certainly striking music. The thing revealed signals a huge shift–it changes everything. [More….]