Cogitatus Extrarius


Derangements from the

Questionably Sane


Shock. Horror. I've updated.

No, seriously. I've updated Galactic Trader. Chapters 7 and 8 are up, and Chapter 9 is in progress. I didn't touch the book for years, but I managed to get two chapters done in a few months.

It seems like I'm never going to finish this thing, but I seem to have worked through some of my initial problems. Hopefully I'll have Chapter 9 up by the end of the summer.

And in the meanwhile, I don't suppose anybody can point me to a decent editor? I desperately need one.

Don't see a left-hand frame with a list of internal links? Click here to see it. Then you'll see what stories, poems and miscellania I've seen fit to post.

The following paragraph has been taken from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams without his knowledge or consent, and with even less accuracy:

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced with something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another which states that this has already happened.

And God said, "Let there be HTML . . . . "

In accordance with the Third General Law of Bandwagon Mentality (the first two discredited by public accord), I have created my own website to avoid being upstaged by my neighbor. If I can't have more short-range cruise missiles, I am not going to be outdone here. This website serves no purpose other than to wave a big flag and say LOOK AT ME! I DONE A CLEVER THING! At this point, most of you will quietly and correctly smile and nod and go back to knitting socks or churning butter or whatever it is you normal people do . . .
I wouldn't know.

The Prime Directive for this page is to display samples of my writing and to learn HTML. It shows. Yes, you're already reaching for the "back" button to get out of this potential trap of yawn-inspiring doldrum. I don't blame you. This website is for my gratification alone. You are welcome to visit, peruse and read what you like. All material to follow will be written entirely and exclusively by me, and any suggestions to the contrary could result in an unfortunate failure in your brake lines the next time you drive down a steep hill. Thanks to the "Intellectual Property" laws and other various copyright laws which apply for the Internet, I will protect my writings and pursue copyright infringement and theft to the fullest extent of the law. If you want to use something of mine, ask me. My ego is big enough that I enjoy getting credit for my quotes.

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What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Defender-ship. I am a Defender-ship.

I am fiercely protective of my friends and loved ones, and unforgiving of any who would hurt them. Speed and foresight are my strengths, at the cost of a little clumsiness. I'm most comfortable with a few friends, but sometimes particularly enjoy spending time in larger groups. What Video Game Character Are You?

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