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Happy birthday to sarah531 and happy early birthday to captnofmyheart! May you both have wonderful days and fantastic years to come.

And to all of my friends, happy April Fools' Day! If you're looking for the perfect listening for today, I recommend going here to learn more about Despoilers of the Golden Empire by Randall Garrett, which was originally published in Astounding Science Fiction for April Fools’ Day in 1959, and is available today as a free audio download from the wonderful Maria Lectrix.

* In other news, I just learned that legendary Native filmmaker Chris Eyre, the man behind Smoke Signals, Skins, and Edge of America, among other movies, is currently working on a biographical project called We Shall Remain: Tecumseh, which will air in 2009 as part of the We Shall Remain: A Native History of America project. Needless to say, I'm anxious to learn more about the miniseries. I do know that Cree actor Michael Greyeyes will be portraying Tecumseh.

* And speaking of Tecumseh, Greenwood Press has moved the official publication date for my new book Tecumseh: A Biography from May 2008 to April 2008. So it's only a matter of days now!

A quote of the day:

"I wish it was in my power to do justice to the eloquence of this distinguished man: but it is utterly impossible. The richest colours, shaded with a master’s pencil, would fall infinitely short of the glowing finish of the original. The occasion and subject were particularly adapted to call into action all the powers of genuine patriotism; and such language, such gestures, and such feelings and fullness of soul contending for utterance, were exhibited [by Tecumseh...] as no audience, I am persuaded, either in ancient or modern times ever before witnessed."
- John D. Hunter's eyewitness account of Tecumseh's address to the Osages in 1811


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Apr. 1st, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oo. Michael Greyeyes is hot. Lords, I am shallow. Lol
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
Isn't he though? And he needs to be - even Tecumseh's enemies, who before meeting him already wished him dead, ended up writing long, detailed passages about how remarkably stunning he was to see in person. One fellow wrote something to the effect that, if Tecumseh had lived in ancient Greece, all of the famed artists would have abandoned their models and started sculpting only statues of him. :)

Did you see the photos of Michael Greyeyes dancing?
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
I haven't actually. Is there a link somewhere? :D

I didn't know that about Tecumseh. That's pretty cool!
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Here ya go! And there's this one as well, which I think is amazing.
Apr. 1st, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
...publication date for my new book Tecumseh: A Biography from May 2008 to April 2008.


Hmm... Never heard of Despoilers of the Golden Empire - Looking forward to listening when I can give it my undivided attention. (Listening to audio books at work is *impossible*.)
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
Yay indeed! Thanks for sharing the yay. :)

I hope you enjoy the podcast! I've really enjoyed Maria Lectrix's readings.
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
For those who might not be aware, Randall Garrett also penned the Lord Darcy stories.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, excellent point. I hadn't even thought of that. Thanks!
Apr. 1st, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats and good luck to you!
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :)
Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :D
Apr. 15th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
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