20 September 2008

NEWSFLASH: Hurricane Cuts Communications

A severe storm has caused a good deal of damage in the Republic of Texas, where many of our faithful readers (and both writers) live. It is our sincere hope that all our readers have been inconvenienced as little as possible during the recent troubles, and that they will be able to resume their normal lives as soon as possible. Our correspondents in the area suffered only minor damage, but one (myself, actually) was forced to evacuate the area with his family for a short time.

Just imagine what it would be like if we had no orbiting stations to observe and warn us (via heliograph, of course) of incoming stormfronts! The loss of life could be catastrophic!

In further news, the Journal has only limited access at this time; however, I have prepared for your reading pleasure a short treatise on the development of the first British landships, which you may read in the links marked 'Publications' under the heading of "Prince Royal-class Landships." Also, a preliminary version of a history of the Papal States Army and Navy will be made available today, though it is certainly not finished.


[OOC: Hurricane Ike was, for my family, mostly a great inconvenience. We evacuated to Dallas two days before the storm arrived, and were lucky to be able to return to our home in Leauge City (between Houston and Galveston) on Wednesday. We realize how blessed we are to be able to say that, and our family's prayers go out to those who lost loved ones or who suffered serious property loss. My wife is temporarily out of work until the business she works for gets up and running on Galveston Island again. I am scheduled to report to school on Wednesday morning at this time.]

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