Cary Neeper

Writer, Blogger, and Painter -- esteeming life wherever and whatever it might be.

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COMPLEXITY
Exploration of complexity, its indicators, embedded chaos, and value in human organizations.

Forty Years with Birds and Dogs
Care and Respect

Peeper--Hatching In A Dry Clilmate

August 23, 2011

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Domestic Bird Care

Peeky and Chicks July 1978
For four weeks in 1975, Peeky, a mixed-breed hen, sat in the hen house on twelve eggs, resting on straw in a 12 by12 by 1 inch frame. Over her objections, we made sure she got up each day to eat and poop, and we used the time to turn and spray her eggs. Shell membranes can go dry and tough in a climate with single-digit humidity. (more…)

Fire, Dog Crates and Straw

August 17, 2011

Tags: Animal Consciousness

Birds in Evacuation Pen June 2011
How did we get into this pickle? The Las Conchas fire was running toward town, and we had ten birds and two dogs to evacuate. (more…)

A Place Beyond Man--The Archives of Varok

August 17, 2011

Tags: Aliens, Sustainability/Steady State Economics, Population

This book was written in 1973 or so, published in 1975 by Charles Scribner's Sons, Dell and Millington, London and is now back in print as an Authors Guild Backinprint.com Edition. Its sequel is updated with current ideas about steady state economics and complexity and will be available in 2012. The others will soon follow.

When we confront intelligent life unlike our own, how do we react? Inter-species contact plays against a backdrop of Earth confronting its limits.

All five books of the Archives of Varok are set in an alternate solar system that includes 21st century Earth and her undiscovered neighboring planets--Ellason (Which is plummeting toward Earth on its eccentric way to perihelion) and Varok (A hidden moon of Jupiter populated by marginally conversant mounts built like monster kangaroos, tiny light-hopping mystics, box kite-shaped insectoids who enjoy a good insult, right-brained, intuitive great-fish, the emotionally volatile ellls, and varoks, who learn the hard way about trust, faith and espionage.

New Musical "Petra and the Jay." Book by Cary Neeper. Music by Alice B. Kellogg.

August 17, 2011

Tags: Sustainability/Steady State Economics, Human Self-Image, Musicals, Population

Production dates set April 13 and 14, 2012. This is a musical with the same fun aliens featured in "U.F.F.D.U.H." produced in 2001 by Los Alamos Little Theatre.

In the far far future (3020C.E.) a young woman with an identity problem defends the personhood of her extraterrestrial and Earthly animal friends, as humans tackle their most difficult challenge--a conference with friendly aliens to discuss solutions to overpopulation.

2013 Nautilus Silver Award YA and 2012 Foreward Finalist Adult Science Fiction




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A Place Beyond Man
Authors Guild Edition 2011


The Oil Patch Project--Mystery team Cary and Don
See Oil & Gas tag above.