Sunday, July 04, 2010

The 234th Aniversary

Our Declaration of Independence here.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The Deryni Series by Katherine Kurtz

I loved reading this series and wanted to get back to reading the Historical fantasy series. I liked the medieval aspects of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Chronicles of the Deryni

* Deryni Rising (1970)
o November 1120: Kelson Haldane must protect his crown from a Deryni usurper.
* Deryni Checkmate (1972)
o March 1121: Alaric Morgan and Duncan McLain face the wrath of the Holy Church.
* High Deryni (1973)
o June 1121 – July 1121: Kelson Haldane attempts to repair an ecclesiastical schism on the eve of a foreign invasion.

[edit] The Legends of Camber of Culdi

* Camber of Culdi (1976)
o September 903 – December 904: The events that inspired Camber MacRorie to lead the Haldane Restoration.
* Saint Camber (1978)
o June 905 – January 907: The struggles of Camber MacRorie to protect the throne of Cinhil Haldane.
* Camber the Heretic (1981)
o January 917 – January 918: An anti-Deryni backlash sweeps through Gwynedd, threatening the lives of every Deryni in the kingdom.

[edit] The Histories of King Kelson

* The Bishop's Heir (1984)
o November 1123 – January 1124: An old political conflict threatens to erupt once again.
* The King's Justice (1985)
o May 1124 – July 1124: Kelson Haldane leads a military campaign to put down a rebellion
* The Quest for Saint Camber (1986)
o March 1125 – June 1125: A tragic accident befalls Kelson Haldane during a religious quest.

[edit] The Heirs of Saint Camber

* The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989)
o January 918 – August 918: The Deryni desperately try to survive the persecutions.
* King Javan's Year (1992)
o June 921 – October 922: Javan Haldane struggles to secure his throne.
* The Bastard Prince (1994)
o May 928 – December 928: Rhys Michael Haldane must defend his crown from a foreign invader.

[edit] The Childe Morgan Trilogy

* In the King's Service (2003)
o Summer 1082 – November 1091: Donal Blaine Haldane seeks a Deryni protector for his sons.
* Childe Morgan (2006)
o December 1093 - March 1096: Kenneth and Alyce Morgan prepare their son Alaric for his future role.
* (unknown title) (unknown publication date)
o (details not yet announced)

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Rep. Congress can't travel to Gulf

Transparency in the Capital.
The travel would appear to be to in the category of "general oversight" into an issue in which several committees have already been authorized for member visits to the Gulf Coast, said Kyle Anderson, spokesman for House Administration Committee Chairman Robert Brady, D-Pa. Such trips, Brady said, are "not eligible for payment from the financial accounts" that finance members' offices.

Brady's committee decides on whether to allow congressional funding of trips.

Scalise said he was surprised that the House administration panel would deny compensation for a trip designed to help members understand the issues related to the Gulf disaster, especially given that they soon will vote on spill-related legislation.