November 27th, 2006

obscure mythologies (photograph)

The dark side of magical search

To: "CB Fox" <>
From: "claw n fang" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006, 16:07:46 GMT -0800
Subject: Meanwhile, with my new DWIM membership

Hey, vix!

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you -- I got unexpectedly busy. I've been falling a little behind in my Search & Rescue qualifications. I kept meaning to take care of that, but Kev finally managed to corner me about it, and I couldn't put it off any longer. I've just spent most of the last two days on my WFR re-cert, (because if I did it next week like I was planning I'd have to miss the glacier refresher).

In the meantime, the MagiTech Input Sphere (tm) I ordered on Sunday arrived! I didn't get a chance to set it up until this afternoon, (blew off work for an extra day, since if I'd hit the office this morning I would have been a zombie), but I've been playing with it for a few hours, and it's an incredible piece of technology.

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 Naval Academy Journal
 Annapolis, Md.
 September 24, 2006

Professor Injured In Weekend Explosion
Journal Staff Report

A freak accident on Saturday in Washington, D.C. left nine people injured, including an Academy naval history professor.

Cmdr. Ryan Jackson was taken to the hospital in serious condition after what the Defense Department described as a "natural gas explosion" in the Douglas MacArthur Memorial Building in Washington, D.C. Jackson suffered second- and third-degree burns over large areas of his body, broke three fingers, and fractured a rib. He was released from the hospital on Monday evening.

Defense spokesman Tim Adrian said that an underground gas line apparently was leaking into a room where Jackson and others were holding a private meeting on the Academy's 2007 outreach programs.

"We did detect the leak, closed off the pipe, and were taking steps to evacuate the area for safety," Adrian said. "Unfortunately, something sparked off the gas that had already been released. The whole department's thoughts are with those injured in the incident."

Jackson teaches post-WWII history, post-Changes history and the interdepartmental class "The Changing Face of The Navy." He was chair of the school's Department of Magical Studies in 2003 before the short-lived department was closed.

Jackson assured students he would be back in the classroom by the end of the week. Substitutes will handle his lectures until then.