Jo, make sure you check at the top of the Atheist News page on the right to see if it says "Follow" or "stop following". I think some settings were changed because I was booted to not following and had to reset it on the Atheist News page too. It also happened on a couple of other groups so you might want to check all of yours.
Yes, my siblings, though born in MI live in Tucson. I visit there often as I do enjoy the desert. But MI is my home. My brother took the photos. He's a photographer for AZ Highways. He's always wanted to visit the UP. He never did while he was living here.
Hey, thanks for commenting on my blog post, it's really comforting to know I have some support since that piece got me run off a writers site. And eek about that poor doctor in the French Revolution. BTW, cool bike!
Season 1 of B5 ranks about on a par with the average of ST:TNG. Seasons 2,3&4 are the best sf that's ever been on TV. Season 5 went downhill again (I think largely because of a contract dispute that led to Claudia Christian leaving the show and the whole series having to be re-thought out).
B5 creator/producer Joe Straczynski has similar strengths (and humor) as Joss Whedon. Neither ever forgot that humor was an essential ingredient in keeping the show interesting.
P.S. I recommend the newer e-Reads edition of Affair rather than the older New American Library edition. The new version starts with the unexpurgated nightmare sequence. The editor at NAL thought that an opening line of "He came at her, naked and erect" might offend some readers. The older edition does have a better cover, though. Happy reading.
Given the preferences you stated (I loved Buffy too [I have a strong lech for Willow], and enjoyed Farscape, though Babylon 5 was better), I'd say definitely check out my 2 Jade Darcy books, Affair of Honor and Zen Pirates. I think you'll enjoy them. Lots of action and a very black sense of humor.
That discussion thread will no longer allow me to reply directly to your comment, but I wanted to say: Shit, you and me both! EVERY guy I really like always ends up being straight. I think it's a masculinity thing, something that is innate and hard to describe or pinpoint. I just don't like fem men yearning to be fashionistas, and there is a lot of that in the gay community. Plus, gay guys never like me back, either. Most of the flirting I get is from straight men, but that is usually confined to online flirting.