Anaconda Project Episodes Delayed

Anaconda Project Episodes Delayed

Sorry, folks. Eric is sick and won't be able to provide the scheduled two episodes of Anaconda Project for this issue. He's promised to have four episodes for the July issue.And, of course, the two slated for this issue will be free to the public, just in case your...
Silencing the Sirens’ Song

Silencing the Sirens’ Song

Meløy, Nordland, Norway, April 1634 Nikulas Anderson woke with the sun streaming through the open window. The air was still and he could hear the roar of the waterfalls at the head of Glomfjord—the noisy fjord. He hated those waterfalls. Three years ago they had...
Don’t Cry Over Frozen Milk

Don’t Cry Over Frozen Milk

August, 1635 Grantville Arch Pennock looked at the balance sheet and wanted to cry. Yes, he knew. Up-time for sure, and probably here and now also, restaurants were the number one most failed business. Still, opening a restaurant had seemed like a great idea back in...
Northwest Passage, Part Two

Northwest Passage, Part Two

The last patron had left the inn and Anna was in the kitchen, washing the last of the pots. Luke and Mette sat in front of the fireplace in the dining area staring at the flames. Luke's shirt was open and Mette was playfully tickling his gray hairs. "Mette, how can I...
Homecoming

Homecoming

January 1636, Dover, England Four large bay mares walked quietly down the gangplank and on to the quay. Their heads lifted, nostrils widened, and ears swiveled taking in the new sights, odors, and sounds but they showed no signs of distress. Wilfram Jones smiled in...
Rachel’s Plaint

Rachel’s Plaint

Magdeburg Late March 1635 It was early afternoon in the office of Paulus Bünemann. The door was closed, as the good Herr Bünemann was expecting no visitors. The merchant was, in fact, indulging in a post-prandial nap. Despite Herr Bünemann's...
Game, Set and Match

Game, Set and Match

London When George Goring entered the study, his father-in-law was seated behind his desk and focused on the paperwork in front of him. George waited a few seconds and then cleared his throat. Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork, and now the King's chief Minister in all but...
The Oil Mines at Wietze and Pechelbronn

The Oil Mines at Wietze and Pechelbronn

Introduction After collection of oil from surface outcrops and seeps, mining of oil is arguably the oldest means of exploiting hydrocarbon resources. Heavy oils, used to caulk ships, were hand dug from shallow pits in the Middle East several hundred years BC. (Lyman...