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Kibi and the Search for Happiness
2010
Rini and the Old Slave
2010
Buna's New World
2011
First Taste of Freedom
2011
Neti's Temptation
2012
What're Friends For?
2012
Sata's Strength
2012
Boro and Sata
2012
Buna's Search
2013
The Magic Needle
2014
Still Voices
2016
Floating Away
2016
The Lonely Space Dragon
2016


NEBADOR on GoodReads

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The Ghost Host

NOAA Space Weather Scales (PDF)

The Donkey Sanctuary, Ireland

MENSA International

FlamingNet

As the home team, Nature Bats Last.

Outward Bound International

National Outdoor Leadership School

Post Carbon Institute's Resilience.org

Kurt Cobb's Resource Insights

Kids vs. Global Warming

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CarolynBaker.net presents Speaking Truth to Power

The author is most at home in the woods The Author, J. Z. Colby

Born in the Mojave Desert, J. Z. Colby now lives and writes deep in a forest of the Pacific Northwest.

He has studied many subjects, formally and informally, including psychology, philosophy, education, and performing arts, but remains a generalist. His primary profession as a mental health counselor, specializing with families and young adults, gives him many stories of personal growth, and the motivation to develop his team of young critiquers and readers.

All his life, he has been drawn toward a broad understanding of human nature, especially those physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual situations in which our capacity to function seems to reach its limits. He finds fascinating those few individuals who can transcend the limits of our common human nature and the dictates of our cultures.

In his spare time, he flies helicopters and airplanes.

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A few glimpses of the forested sanctuary where the author and a handful of friends work, play, and prepare for what might come

The road over the river:

The sanctuary entrance:

24-hour security:

A few of the locals:


A peek at the author's private art collection


dueling pistols
Cannon, mid-1960s
paint on velvet, 24" x 18"


cornucopia
sculptor unknown, pre-1955
color by Rachael Hedges, 1997
oil on papier-mâché, 62" x 50" overall
originally framed with beveled mirrors (lost)

The "cornucopia" or "horn of plenty" is a good symbol for the 20th century in which we had a constantly-rising standard of living from the cheap and plentiful energy we found in coal, oil, gas, and uranium.


The Touch of an Autumn Fairy
from Disney's Fantasia
Walt Disney Classics Collection, 1998
brass and porcelain, 4493/5000


The author's RMS Queen Mary collection

A few of the important artworks on the Queen Mary, some now lost, are shown on the Inspirations page.

RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary
artist unknown
from the first-class Farewell Dinner menu, 5 April 1954

Within copyright law, the author will scan a small number of pages for any researcher.

Queen Mary first-class dinner menus from 3, 4, and 5 April 1954

Queen Mary Souvenir Reel, View-Master A1815, undated (pre-Long Beach)

RMS Queen Mary: Queen of the Queens, William J. Duncan, 1969

Ocean Liners of the Past: The Cunard White Star Quadruple-Screw Liner Queen Mary, 1972 reprint

The Grey Ghost: The RMS Queen Mary at War, Steven Harding, 1982

A Visit to the Queen Mary and the Spruce Goose: The Official Souvenir Publication, Tony Thomas, 1984

The Official Pictoral History: The Queen Mary, Robert O. Maguglin, 1985

RMS Queen Mary: 50 Years of Splendour, David F. Hutchings, 1986

The Art of the RMS Queen Mary, Douglas M. Hinkey, 1994

A Guide to the Haunted Queen Mary: Ghostly Apparitions, Psychic Phenomena and Paranormal Activity, Robert Wlodarski, Anne Nathan-Wlodarski, Richard Senate, 1995

Queen Mary, James Steele, 1995

The Ghosts of the Queen Mary, Peter James Investigations, video, c. 1996

Ghosts of the West Coast: The Lost Souls of the Queen Mary and Other Real-Life Hauntings, Ted Wood, 1999

The Great Liners, Volume 13: The Queen Mary, Des Cox, Snowbow Productions, video, 2000

Destination Long Beach: The Queen Mary Story, Renee B. Simon, 2001/2007

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, William H. Miller, Jr., 2004

Warrior Queens: RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth in the Second World War, Daniel Allen Butler, 2004

The Queen Mary: Her 70 Year Reign, video, 2006

Ghost Encounters: The Queen Mary, video hosted by Peter James, 2007

The Queen Mary: A Floating Phenomenon, video by Bill Murphy, 2007

Heaven Can You Hear Me?, Peter James and Gian Temperilli, 2009

Queen Mary Ghosts, Robert & Anne Wlodarski, 2010

First Class Hauntings: Queen Mary Swimming Pool, Robert & Anne Wlodarski, 2014

The RMS Queen Mary and Peter James
image editing by Paula of Poltergeist Radio

NEBADOR
Book by Book

the narrow streets of a medieval walled city
Book One:
The Test
Spring 2010

English

Português

Français

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 1 (6MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

a lonely beach along a wild seashore
Book Two:
Journey
Summer 2010

English

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 13 (8MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

the colorful aurora above majestic mountains
Book Three:
Selection
Fall 2010

English

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 5 (13MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

stranded on a frigid ice continent
Book Four:
Flight Training
Spring 2011

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

fascinating planets with strange life forms
Book Five:
Back to the Stars
Fall 2011

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

a shining jewel floating in the blackness of space
Book Six:
Star Station
Summer 2012

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

unseen guests at an event of universe importance
Book Seven:
The Local Universe
Summer 2013

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Where to Get It

stillness and silence where movement and sound should be
Book Eight:
Witness
Summer 2014

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Where to Get It

Heather's meeting circle at a top-secret military facility
Book Nine:
A Cry for Help
Summer 2015

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Where to Get It

a strange eco-system deep underground
Book Ten:
Stories from Sonmatia
Summer 2016

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Where to Get It

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