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THE TORTURE IS ALMOST OVER
Well, thank God it’s finally almost over.
There should be a law in this country regarding campaigning: Candidates should only be allowed to campaign in the six months prior to the election. This “election season” actually spanned the past couple of years.
And so on the 6th we’ll all have the answers to our unyielding questions. Personally, this fall I’m hoping for a trifecta:
Oh yeah – and I do have one more wish: that the New York Jets lose out for the rest of the NFL season and fail to make the playoffs – again!
I’m hoping for at least two out of the three, with preferably a Brown win being is one of those.
SOUTH END PROPERTIES FOR SALE
The City of Springfield has announced that two large properties in the South End are now up for bid. Both properties – the former Zanetti School and the former South End Community Center (aka: the former Armory) – were damaged in last year’s tornado that ripped through the city.
The two buildings also are in the property-scope of MGM Resorts planned South End Casino resort development project. Strangely, in announcing the bids the city’s Chief Development Officer, Kevin Kennedy, talked as if they had no idea who would be interested in buying the properties.
“We think there is a good amount of positive momentum in Springfield and expect there will be strong interest in these properties,” he was quoted as saying in a press release announcing the new bids.
MGM Resorts may not swoop in and submit a bid itself, but rather get a proxy bidder such as local developer Paul Picknelly to take the dive for them. They can always just lease the property then, and then later on when they decide to bail, they can just walk.
We shall see.
STELLAR CONFLICT ONLINE
Well, my science fiction stuff is finally online and now available at www.stellarconflict.net. I couldn’t get a .com domain name because some video game already has it. (It looks like they’re just holing it for the time being.)
It’s taken a lot of my time to get all this material together – some from nearly 18 years ago – and to get it all online. I still have a lot of transcribing to do. I also plan on writing new stories going forward (the reason I’m putting all this online). A listing of past, present, and future stories or outlines is located here.
When you visit, you’ll notice there are no short or full-length stories on the site itself. That’s not the site’s purpose. For the most part, the website will be holding background information on the series of stories I’ve written and plan on writing in the future. I will, however, be posting excerpts of stories as I go along (I call them “Short Round Bursts”). So feel free to visit every so often for those updates. Additionally, the main character has her own “diary” at the site (best read bottom-to-top, as the entries are chronological), and I also thought it would be different to give her a Twitter account – @ABretchvelle. Stellar Conflict itself also has a Twitter feed, @StelConOnline.
That is all.