I have begun adding sound files to accompany the texts in this website. They will be in audio galleries in each section. There will be sound files containing the texts and extra commentaries, discussions, interviews and panels.
2/12/16 Several things this time...I've posted my first installment of Were Society (the sociology of the Were community) under the Therianthropy section. I've also added my Excursions LabBook which is a record of my randomized explorations, the first being a study of regional councils. On the same page (Excursions>LabBooks) I've started a section called toolswhere I have links to ..... well, tools. There is now a free statistics spreadsheet for LibreOffice Calc (it will also work with OpenOffice). I'm pretty pleased with it. There are also some links to some favorite free downloads.
8/31/15 I've added the mathematics LabBook which currently contains a discussiion of the counting numbers and counting; fun with fingers and abaci!
8/11/15 One of my hobbies is statistics and I am constantly dismayed at how many people dread involvment with statistics. I is one of those courses in college that everyone dreads. So, I am starting a section on statistics. Perhaps, also there will be some budding Were researchers in college that the page will help navigate through the world of data.
7/3/15 I have the Psychology LabBook up. The first part is introductory and has a section on equiping your computer to do psychological demonstrations.
3/13/15 I've uploaded the first module in the Logic, debate, and problem solving LabBook on the Excursions>LabBooks page. It's pretty introductory but it has some good resources and I'll be addressing definition on the next cycle. But, for now, I'll be working on the Psychology LabBook. Stay tuned.
12/20/14 Since my retirement, I don't cook much, but I live with a bunch of Weres who do. To showcase their creations, there's a new section under the Stuff Files - look for the Werewolf Gourmet page. There'll be old tfamily recipes, unique creations, and international flair. This is a great way for me to end the old year and bring in the new!
12/15/14 I have added two links to documents on my website. On the LabBooks page, I've added a link to the first part of my Philosophy tutorial which includes tips on critical thinking and especially on how to evaluate your own beliefs. In the Original Music section on the Other mp3s page, I've placed a link to the old (huge) Robert Service's Canada album.
11/30/2014 I have completed the audio files for The Mind of the Were and they are posted.
10/23/14 I have completed The Mind of the Were (for now). There are currently three research reports on therianthropy that I am waiting on to come out and, when they do, I will summarize them on that page. I will try to tackle Were sociology next. I'll also try to get a sound file out for the rest of The Mind of the Were, but that will take a while because our House is about to move and I need to wait until that's over with before I start recording sound files.
I have also started a new project in my Excursions section - a series of "LabBooks" to share my continuing education experiences. The first one (I'm working on six) is about observing the world and communicating your observations. The first section, which is in the posted spreadsheet, is a basic exploration of light and vision. Future additions will deal with field of vision, color vision, other aspects of visual observation and then the other senses, how to augment your senses with equipment and how to record and share information. I'm having fun with this and I hope you do too. It's in the Excursions section on the LabBooks page.
5/23/14 The latest article from the Therianthropy Research Group is out and I have included it in my Bibliogrpahy (Grivell, 2014).
4/7/14 I've been in Colorado since Christmas Eve 2014 and I'm having a blast. As for the Timeline, I'm adding a little here and a little there - especially to the Therianthropy page. I really want to keep you folks up on the research and substantive information about the Were community as it happens - knowledge is power and all that (I think that's the way it goes - maybe I'm thinking about "with great power comes ...." well, let's not plagerize here.) One big addition is the Links page. It's not a complete listing of sources by any means but it has my favorites - it can be added to (so send me an email if you have any suggestions), and remember, links are not forever. If one dies and I don't realize it, let me know and I'll delete it.
11/3/13 I am in the midst of a big (big!) move - from Alabama to Colorado. In fact, I am retiring, and my life is total chaos; therfore, all of my projects are on hold until after the beginning of the new year. I'm not sure what will happen to the International Wok since I will be living with other people, perhaps they will be adventurous enough to join me but there will be other dietary restrictions which may allow me to focus more on work on a section about special diets. I will also continue the outdoor cooking section as time and circumstances allow. And I have more material for The Mind of the Were. Hope to see you in 2014. Have great holidays and may your new year be better than any that has gone before.
7/20/13 I have added a section that considers language to The Mind of the Were along with the sound file, more bibliographic entries, and the Benninese meal under The International Wok B.
7/5/13 The Belizean meal is up and here it is time for my Benin meal. I'll be doing that tomorrow and, hopefully, I'll have it up by next month. I'm also frequently adding to The Mind of a Were,
6/2/13 Both the sections about theriotypes and shifting are up in The Mind of a Were in the Therianthropy section. I will add the audio for the secction on shiftings soon.
4/5/13 There's a new Were forum which shows great potential of bringing back the old Werelist - the one that's there for all Weres, the one that originally was geared toward helping Weres find each other in real life. I don't know about you but I'm excited. It's called Forest Horizon and the address is http://werebeastcommunity.proboards.com
Check them out.
3/2/13 You might have noticed that I've changed the name of the Christianity and Weres section to "Religion and Weres". I've begun an exploration of the religious/spiritual/shamanic implications of the Were community. The essay, Christianity and Weres is still there, but I've included some past poll and canvass data concerning the religions of Weres and a recorded discussion with the author of Creatures of the Night, Dr. Gregory Reece and myself.
1/21/13 I've added everal new sections to the Shamanism section and a Belgian meal (which turned out very nicely) to The International Wok - B.
1/5/13 I have added the first half of the shamanism page along with it's sound files. I apologize for the errors. I've gone through the files and made sure that they are minor and are not so as to change my meaning. Still, I am not a professional narrator, am dyslexic, and am losing my vision, so this kind of work is rather difficult for me.
I've also added three old recordings to the Original Compositions section under Other mp3s. One is a recirding of an older version of The Werewolf: A Love Song.
Happy New Year and may 2013 be better for you than any year that preceeded it!
11/22/12 Happy Thanksgiving. I've begun adding soundfiles to the timeline. The introduction to the Howl Cooking section is up, and I'm continuing to add to the Bibliography section.
9/16/12 I've started a new book on this website under the Stuff Files section called Howl Cooking: How to Cook for a Wolf. It's a work in progress, so watch it grow. This is the outdoors version of The Art of Scientific Cooking.
I've made it through Belarus now, so the Borscht is up on The International Wok 2.
5/3/12 A new book, worthy of any werewolf's bookshelf, is out this month. It's called "Creatures of the Night" and the author, Gregory Reece, has provided a fair presentation of Weres (Therians), Vampires, Ghosts, and several other "horrors" in history, in art, and in modern society. This looks to me to be a worthy successor to the progressively hard-to-find "The Beast Within" by Douglas Adams, as far as Werewolves are concerned and does Mr. Adams one better by addressing several other communities.
1/9/12 Another year and I've broken out of the A's on the International Wok page, so there's a new page starting - The International Wok B. Bahama is already up. I've also added a page under the Howl section called The Howl Book. It's a brief overview of things I've learned over the last 11 years about organizing and attending Howls. Happy New Year!
4/25/11 I have added several items including an Arkansas section for the International Wok (fried chicken dinner), some more information about alternative mathematics, an essay on Leave No Trace and a Fable in the Essays section, and a little more in my commentary on Genesis.
1/27/11 Along with a lot of other little changes here and there - some music, a little commentary - I've added an Armenian meal to the International Wok and a quick and easy potato salad to the last section of the Art of Scientific Cooking.
1/3/11 So it's a new year and I've started a few new projects and will also be working on cleaning up what I already have here. The Argentine meals is up and it was a keeper. I've also begun a commentary on shamanism and I'll be talking about things like commonalities, Therian shamanism, and specific techniques. I'm also getting my original musical compositions up.
11/29/10 The Arizona meal turned out great and served me well for Thanksgiving - not the traditional turkey but I was certainly stuffed. It's in the International Wok page.
I realize that I missed Argentina but I will remedy the error on one of the upcoming holidays. In the meantime, Merry Christmas and may your next year be better than any that came before.
9/25/10 The Therian Timeline has a new home! Considerable problems with static on my home phone line and the inability and/or unwillingness of anyone to fix it necessitated my independence from both WebTV and AT&T. So, I backed up all my websites and moved them over to this site which has a much easier to remember address and easier to navigate structure. I'm happy.
8/21/10 I have added a comment in the Essays section o the book Metamorphoses of the Werewolf, by Leslie A, Sconduto, a very pleasant and very recommended read.