The Ramblin Scribe
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Ok, another bout of sub-zero weather come and gone, the last for a while according to weather men. Sure hope they're right. Seems like that pesky jet stream just isn't content to stay up north where it belongs.
As if cold weather wasn't enough to keep us on edge, somebody releases a study about activity along the New Madrid seismic zone. This zone, or faultline, runs for several hundred miles roughly south to northeast through the midsection of the country. The largest earthquakes in the continental United States occurred along that line from Dec. 1811 to Feb. 1812. Centered in Arkansas, but named for the only real town in the area, New Madrid, Missouri, the quakes caused much damage in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennesseee, Illinois and Indiana, rattled windows and rang church bells all the way to Boston. It caused river bank collapses and sudden islands which disrupted the Mississippi's flow so it briefly flowed backward and created Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake. Here are some links, if anyone is interested in reading more about the New Madrid.
Still determined to get one or more books published this year. Working on formatting a volume of my columns which have run in the Kingsport Daily News for two years now, Life Slices, a Medley of Musings after Three Score and More. Longer SF novelette close to ready to publish. Want to do it in e and print editions. Two mystery novels finished and chomping to be published. One I'm really anxious to get out, Requiem for a Party Girl. First in a series featuring my sassy female PI, Cameron Locke.
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