Having surprised everyone by coming out of the oven 6 weeks premature, I became my mother’s extra Thanksgiving turkey that year. I remain convinced that that critical month and a half is connected to why English class remained so difficult for me in school. I’m a spatial, pattern recognition guy, and can only surmise that the English language contained and still contains too many exceptions for my challenged verbal memory to ever get its arms fully around. With some poetic exaggeration, to this day, the interrelated parts of speech remain as mysterious to me as dark matter.
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Book II of the P.O.VEE saga finds Dr. Torance and VEE right where we left them—in the middle of
unfinished messes. For Dr. Torance’s part, he seeks revenge on the person or persons that malevolently
separated him from his lover, Simone, by enticing him with the Nobel Prize-worthy project of a
lifetime—the creation of the first android on the planet. The cost of a year’s silence from his love proved
too much for him to endure, especially when VEE’s issues piled on.

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Mojave Spaceport

Here’s the “aerodynamic” (!?) image of the first plane to fly into near-space. This image is located just outside the Mojave Spaceport, CA, where I drove cross-country to get pics. Unfortunately, today, it is off-limits to the public, and definitely off-limits to photographic-taking novelists. I ran along the fence, taking pictures, hoping not to get arrested.

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