Monthly Archives: December 2021

Practical Exercise

Meeting the Neighbors On return to my apartment, I found a half-dozen students sitting in a semicircle in front of the  neighboring townhouse.  They were in the shade.  They had a hibachi and had grilled things, the grilling looking to … Continue reading

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“As practical advice: Some of you will have heard the word concepts, as in the phrase ‘I understand the concepts, but I can’t cast the spells.’ In this context, belief in concepts is a dangerous superstition, the false belief that … Continue reading

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General Assembly The next day was the General Assembly for first year students, held in the Grand Theater.  You attended Assembly and had your ward passage validated, or paid the penalty, which included standing and reading aloud the Chancellor’s welcoming … Continue reading

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Harmony was a very old town, by some accounts older than the Academy. A few unmen families had lived in it for thousands of generations, occasionally tearing down an older house and building a newer one on the same site. … Continue reading

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and Merry Christmas! “You really should transfer to the New School, Dairen,”  Courtenay said. “If you don’t object, I will contact your parents.   Their standards are the same…their library is less-than-well-organized at advanced levels. The transfer process is transparent.”  Dairen … Continue reading

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December 23, 2021 The mob stood up and headed for the door, ignoring Dairen and I.  Already these folks didn’t seem to be entirely likeable people.  Master Courtenay rose and headed down the table toward us.  Dairen shrank in his … Continue reading

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Happy Palindrome Day 12-22-21

Eclipse is now 99 cents as an ebook! Adara at Dorrance Academy “If you’ re afraid to do it to yourself,” the fellow sitting closest to me said, “there are people who can do it for you. The last University … Continue reading

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“Weren’t you lucky,” the boy next to Janice asked, “that Fourbridge didn’t call your bluff?  I mean, you can’t power that gnothdiar, can you?’  That was the fellow who said I carried a peldiar. He hadn’t quite been holding hands … Continue reading

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Practical Exercise

“Her.  I said gnothdiar,” Dairen mumbled. “I’m Adara, Adara of House Triskittenion,” I announced.  “I’m pleased to meet you, Elder Master, and all the rest of you, too.”  I set down my tray.  Spaced around the table were a series … Continue reading

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