Dear Mr. Turgon1971,
As a matter of complete irrelevance, I was born in Spokane, Washington
a long time ago. I always liked Spokane, although I never lived there.
My family moved around Washington and Idaho until I went off to the
Linguistics Department of the U. of California.
As for Barker Road, It probably is related to somebody in my family
back somewhere. My ancestors came to this country in 1626 and settled
in Massachusetts. According to the nice lady who wrote the Barker
Genealogy, all northern Barkers go back to two brothers who came over
here and started the American branch of the family.(There are also
southern Barkers, who are apparently not related.) We originated in
Shropshire, England, and got into all sorts of trouble in the middle
ages. I am a distant cousin of the Phil Barker who produces miniatures
rules. He told me there are other "Phil Barkers" who always seem to be
involved with similar things: e.g. there's a "Phil Barker" who
excavated Maiden Castle in England, another who wrote (writes?) science
fiction TV dramas for the BBC, etc. Who knows?
The funniest story is told by the lady genealogist about a certain
distant cousin who was arrested in the 1600's for witchcraft in New
England. He was accused of "kissing Satan's Secret Book." He apologised
and promised never to do it again, and thereafter was forgiven and let
On Apr 6, 2005, at 11:44 PM, turgon1971 wrote:
> I am pretty sure that Spokane is a nexus point that draws power and
> life out of the world. It is my theory that everyone will eventually
> be sucked into Spokane and out into an alien world which is locally
> called Airway Heights, but that is another story.
> Scott, a hereto unknown aspect of Qon.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter Gifford <head@u...> wrote:
>> More OT, but even me way down in Sydney Australia has been to
>> I visited the offices of Cyan (creators of Myst, Riven etc) while
>> there, and then spent several days snowed in alone in a hotel room
>> recoding the parts of the realmyst.com website that I had accidently
>> trashed just after finishing it in a hotel room in San Francisco ...
>> ... I think I started to go a bit loopy in that hotel room, working
>> Flash all day and walking across to Subway in the snow for meals ...
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