AI War should be available for purchase on November 30. My birthday. :-) Amy and I spent the weekend working on timelines for various projects, and I feel pretty confident about hitting that date.
Another big chunk coming in a day or two, as well.
Got a post coming about what's going on in L.A. Family Court, as well. We got handed a custody evaluator named Albert Gibbs -- a father's rights advocate who once omitted reporting a girl's claim she'd been sexually molested by her father, in a case with some parallels to ours. Gibbs is a proponent of the theory of "parental alienation" -- basically a theory that says that children who despise Parent A, almost always the father, don't despise him for being, for example, a molester, or an abusive alcoholic, or for having killed someone close to them ... but because Parent B said nasty things about him.
I'm not dreadfully surprised by this; this is the very same court that gave OJ Simpson his children back after he cut their mother's head off. If you're an abusive father, you can't really hope for a better venue in which to try to get your hands on your children.
Fairly lengthy post coming on all that.
Also, my daughter Andrea has been putting together a blog of her own, covering some of this material. I'll link to it when it's up.
The polls have tightened up on Obama and McCain, shortly after McCain released an ad linking Obama to two very sexual white women. (Echoes of "Call me, Harold" ...)
Nasty, but I kind of admire it. I wish Democrats were willing to absolutely anything to win. Politics is war by other means. One of the absolutely genuine reasons to vote Republican -- if a Democrat won't stand up to the attacks of George Bush or John McCain (and so far Obama's not impressing me in this area) -- if he won't stand up to that, are you really going to trust him to stand up to al Qaeda?