<HTML> <HEAD> <BODY BACKGROUND="back-325.gif"> <TITLE>Tom Mazanec's World</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY BACKGROUND="back-627.gif"> <H3> Welcome to my vanity page. My name is Thomas R. Mazanec, and I will be happy to show you this little peek into my (aaahhhh!) mind. I was born March 5, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio. I attended St. Wenceslaus Church and school in my hometown of Maple Heights, Ohio, and High School at St. Peter of Chanel in Bedford, Ohio. I earned a B.S. degree in Astronomy from Case Western Reserve University in 1980 and a second B.S. in Computer and Information Science from Cleveland State University in Dec 1983 (I had realized that I was not quite up to handling the Math a professional astronomer uses). I then followed the usual Asperger's scenario of losing job after job, including two government jobs and a volunteer job, until God sent me to my former employeer part time in 1992 and full time in 2001... <A HREF="http://www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org/cccare/brendan.htm">Brendan Manor</A>, a group home in Garfield Heights. I was the second shift staff manager, and did cleaning, errands, medication assistance, screening visitors, inventory control, facility checking, handling emergencies and other duties as assigned. I have dabbled in a great number of hobbies...the more unusual, the better (think Art Bell). Oldies music, science fiction and surfing the web are the big three, others have ranged from model rocketry to UFOlogy to spy number stations on shortwave to "anthropomorphic" and "transformation" stories. I am a member of Sts. Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, and my wish is to make the world a little better place because I was here. <CENTER> <H2> <FONT COLOR="ff0000">LINKS</FONT> </CENTER> MY FOOLSCAPS <PRE> Here are the "masterpieces" I have written. TBP designates The Blind Pig universe HEA designates the Human Extinction Agency universe WOC designates the Winds of Change universe MAM designates my own Mammaloids universe Be warned! Often my stories are dark...even disturbing. Also, remember...they are copyrighted to me. Feb 2000 <A HREF="aesop.html">Aesop</A> Feb 2000 <A HREF="becarefulwhatyousay.html">Be Careful What You Say</A> Mar 2000 <A HREF="onedayinaniceneighborhood.html">TBP:One Day in a Nice Neighborhood</A> Mar 2000 <A HREF="themammaloids.html">MAM: The Mammaloids</A> Mar 2000 <A HREF="birthdaywish.html">Birthday Wish</A> Apr 2000 <A HREF="justanormalconversation.html">MAM:Just a Normal Conversation</A> May 2000 <A HREF="deardoctorlangley.html">Dear Doctor Langley</A> Jun 2000 <A HREF="somethingtothinkabout.html">HEA:Something to Think About</A> Jun 2000 <A HREF="faithhealing.html">TBP:Faith Healing</A> Jun 2000 <A HREF="theneighbor.html">TBP:The Neighbor</A> Jul 2000 <A HREF="thedecision.html">TBP:The Decision</A> Jul 2000 <A HREF="howtodoit.html">WOC:How to do it</A> Aug 2000 <A HREF="wakeup.html">WAKE UP!</A> Aug 2000 <A HREF="thesentence.html">The Sentence</A> Mar 2001 <A HREF="thebabysitter.html">TBP:The Babysitter</A> Apr 2001 <A HREF="thankyou.html">HEA:Thank You</A> Jul 2001 <A HREF="onesaturdayafternoon.html">One Saturday Afternoon</A> Aug 2001 <A HREF="watermelonkids.html">MAM:Watermelon Kids</A> Apr 2002 <A HREF="howmuchisthatdoggy.html">MAM:How Much is that Doggy</A> Jun 2002 <A HREF="ameetingofthemhcc.html">MAM:Meeting of the MHCC</A> Jun 2002 <A HREF="dyingwish.html">Dying Wish</A> Jul 2002 <A HREF="smashflops.html">Smash Flops</A> Sep 2002 <A HREF="talktalk.html">MAM:Talk Talk</A> Dec 2002 <A HREF="napster.html">Napster Rest In Peace</A> Jan 2003 <A HREF="roomunderground.html">MAM:In a Room Underground...Somewhere</A> Feb 2003 <A HREF="thingswedoforlove.html">MAM:The Things We Do For Love</A> Apr 2003 <A HREF="unitednations.html">The United Nations?</A> May 2003 <A HREF="memo.html">MAM:The Memo</A> Jun 2003 <A HREF="secondamendment.html">The Second Amendment</A> Aug 2003 <A HREF="saturdaymorning1.html">Welcome to Saturday Morning 1</A> Aug 2003 <A HREF="saturdaymorning2.html">Welcome to Saturday Morning 2</A> Aug 2003 <A HREF="saturdaymorning3.html">Welcome to Saturday Morning 3</A> Aug 2003 <A HREF="saturdaymorning4.html">Welcome to Saturday Morning 4</A> Aug 2003 <A HREF="saturdaymorning5.html">Welcome to Saturday Morning 5</A> Sep 2003 <A HREF="perpendiculartonow.html">Perpendicular to Now</A> Oct 2003 <A HREF="phoenix.html">Phoenix Project</A> Jan 2004 <A HREF="stranger.html">Stranger in a Strange Time</A> Apr 2004 <A HREF="factor.html">A Factor of Twelve Thousand</A> Jan 2006 <A HREF="temporalaidmission.html">MAM:Temporal Aid Mission</A> Mar 2006 <A HREF="multiverse.html">A Child's Guide to Intertimeline Travel</A> Apr 2006 <A HREF="aspergers.html">My Asperger's</A> May 2006 <A HREF="cryptid.html">My Favorite Cryptid</A> Nov 2006 <A HREF="christmas.html">Someone is Missing at Christmas</A> Jan 2007 <A HREF="oldies.html">Oldie of the Day</A> Feb 2007 <A HREF="snoopy.html">Snoopy for President</A> May 2007 <A HREF="reality.html">Mammaloids vs. Reality</A> Jun 2007 <A HREF="typical.html">A Typical Day</A> Aug 2007 <A HREF="vacation.html">Vacation Notes</A> Mar 2008 <A HREF="saddest.html">The Saddest Song</A> Jan 2009 <A HREF="maybe.html">Maybe We'll Get It Right This Time</A> Jan 2009 <A HREF="collector.html">Collector</A> Sep 2009 <A HREF="apophis.html">Apophis</A> Sep 2009 <A HREF="mother.html">My Mother's Death</A> Sep 2009 <A HREF="father.html">My Father's Death</A> Dec 2011 <A HREF="gentlemen.html">MAM: Gentlemen, We Have Company</A> Oct 2012 <A HREF="storm.html">MAM: The Gathering Storm</A> Nov 2012 <A HREF="strangeland.html">Stranger in a Strange Land</A> Jun 2013 <A HREF="election.html">MAM: The Election</A> Jun 2013 <A HREF="merhorse.html">Merhorse Love</A> Jun 2013 <A HREF="sangamon.html">Into the Sangamon</A> Jun 2013 <A HREF="castaway.html">Castaway in Time</A> Sep 2013 <A HREF="timefog.html">Time Fog</A> Oct 2013 <A HREF="turnabout.html">MAM: Turnabout is Fair Play</A> Nov 2013 <A HREF="mercy.html">MAM: The Quality of Mercy</A> Apr 2014 <A HREF="ladder.html">MAM: Up the Ladder</A> Apr 2014 <A HREF="fryingpan.html">MAM: Into the Frying Pan</A> </PRE> <H2> <FONT COLOR="ff0000">NEWS</FONT></H2> <PRE> Mar 2003 </PRE> <PRE> Brittany Greatbear, the artist responsible for the radically cool web comic strip <A HREF="http://www.taur.net/~ottercomics/rfom/archives/rfom309.shtml">Room For One More</A>, has done me the honor of introducing a character in her strip which I suggested to her. Ellipses the mongoose is scheduled to debut in strip number 309. THANK YOU, Brittany! </PRE> <PRE> Apr 2003 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my "Smash Flops" page and my Hotlist. </PRE> <PRE> Aug 2003 </PRE> <PRE> "Welcome to Saturday Morning" is the latest and longest of my writing projects, a muliple part serial I will be sporadically adding to, depending on how Real Life (TM) treats me, of course. I am taking part in an online project at the Alternate History Discussion Forum. Mosaic Timelines Earth takes pieces of different historical timeline alternate Earths and puts them together in a crazy quilt world. The central part of "Brasil" from my first bit of fiction "Aesop" is one such piece, updated to 2003. For more detail on the background see <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/5/3450.html?1067221764">The Central European Crisis</A> <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/5/3251.html?1062139815">A Lost Piece</A> <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/5/3730.html?1064282307">Hawaii Time</A> <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/5/3767.html?1067221540">Russia Lost</A> <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/5/3941.html?1066697940">The Dome Crisis</A> <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/5/4167.html?1066509773">The Dome War</A> </PRE> <PRE> Oct 2003 </PRE> <PRE> Scott Teel has done me the honor of creating several tank designs from the universe of my Aesop background. See his posting on the Alternate History Discussion Forum at <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/40/2879.html?1065457335">Mosaic Timelines Earth</A> dated Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 07:44 pm and at <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/40/4206.html?1068878487">Mosaic Earth Part 2</A> dated Friday, October 24, 2003 - 02:04 pm. BTW, I have added a favorites icon to my site. It is based on the symbol radical aesops and mammaloids use...a stick figure of a tailed anthropomorphic animal. </PRE> <PRE> Nov 2003 </PRE> <PRE> I have begun a page where I irregularly put random Opinions and observations which are too short for their own page...kind of like a blog but not so frequently updated and not commentable. You can see it <A HREF="blog.html">here.</A> Also, I have updated my hotlist. </PRE> <PRE> Jan 2004 </PRE> <PRE> I have added a special mentions area to my hotlist. </PRE> <PRE> Apr 2004 </PRE> <PRE> I have decided to take up the hobby of rock tumbling. If I do well, I might get a digital camera and post some photos of my product! </PRE> <PRE> Apr 2005 </PRE> <PRE> Due to my father entering a nursing home, I have moved from my lifelong home in Maple Heights to an apartment in Garfield Heights. </PRE> <PRE> Sep 2005 </PRE> <PRE> My father passed away due to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and the C. diff germ. Please pray for his soul. </PRE> <PRE> Feb 2006 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my "blog". </PRE> <PRE> Apr 2006 </PRE> <PRE> The French timelines I refer to in A Child's Guide to Inter-timeline Travel are based on the thread: <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=27886">@</A> and the Mithran ones are based on this thread: <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=160">@</A> Also, I have updated my page on Napster. In addition, a certain person has asked me to remove his name from one of my pages. He contributed something he no longer wants on the same page as his name. </PRE> <PRE> May 2006 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my Hotlist </PRE> <PRE> Jun 2006 </PRE> <PRE> I updated my Hotlist again, as well as my Smash Flops page. </PRE> <PRE> Jul 2006 </PRE> <PRE> Based on further research and communication with my psychiatrist, I updated my Asperger's page. </PRE> <PRE> Aug 2006 </PRE> <PRE> My mission child, Victor Alejandro SabillonJimenez, has been dropped from the program due to his family's financial situation undergoing significant improvement. I will devote the money to supporting Brendan Manor and a support group for Asperger's I am trying to start. It will meet 1PM the second Saturday of the month, at Saint Wenceslaus Church at 17825 Libby Road in Maple Heights in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Call 216-663-8023 for further information. Also, I have updated my Smash Flops page. </PRE> <PRE> Mar 2007 </PRE> <PRE> My Asperger's support group is discontinued for lack of interest. Also, I have added to my blog. </PRE> <PRE> Apr 2007 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my Hotlist. Also, years ago I contributed lyrics to the Lyrics World website. Some of them were rather "rough". I figured people would find the pages on Altavista (it was that long ago) and email me the corrections, or send them into Lyrics World. It worked for awhile. Paulo Filho of Brazil (the owner) assured me the site was backed up and would be maintained. I figured if he died, the payments for the site would stop and it would go offline. Then he vanished, but the website remains. I have received corrections over the years. I only have the last couple years of my email, so I have lost some of them. But I have collected the ones I can find, and am putting them on a page. If you know others, please email them to me and I will include them. BTW, I know "Daydream Believer"'s banter is supposed to be "Just because I am short." It sounds like "Just because I am a sure winner." to me, and that is what I put. Also. I had an email long ago that my misheard line in "House on Pooh Corner" was "Under branches lit up by the moon." To find my lyrics, google "Tom Mazanec to humans" which was my old signature line. See <A HREF="corrections.html">Lyrics Corrections.</A> </PRE> <PRE> May 2007 </PRE> <PRE> <A HREF="http://crnano.typepad.com/crnblog/2007/05/saving_human_kn.html">Permapaper</A> </PRE> <PRE> Jun 2007 </PRE> <PRE> I have visited the world of Nip and Tuck. See <A HREF="http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00730.html">Cameo</A> </PRE> <PRE> Oct 2007 </PRE> <PRE> I updated my Hotlist again. </PRE> <PRE> Nov 2007 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my Lyrics Corrections page. </PRE> <PRE> Apr 2008 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my "blog". </PRE> <PRE> Jun 2008 </PRE> <PRE> I have visited the world of Goblin Hollow. See <A HREF="http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00256.html">Cameo</A> Also, I have begun a Tales of the Questor fanfic (see link in Hotlist). It is only available to registered forum members (free registration)> See <A HREF="http://www.rhjunior.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2331.0">Worldquake</A> </PRE> <PRE> Jul 2008 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my Lyrics Corrections page. </PRE> <PRE> Sep 2008 </PRE> <PRE> I am interviewed on television (WKYC Cleveland NBC Channel 3). Besides giving a speech for nearly 1000 people, I have been seen by countless others, talking about my Asperger Syndrome. Two quibbles...I never actually had a job in Astronomy (just a degree) and I learned of Brendan Manor through a job club (talked to the reporter about an hour...guess that is a reasonable rate for reporter mistakes). See <A HREF="http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=97116">link</A> </PRE> <PRE> Jan 2009 </PRE> <PRE> As Steve Jackson Games is taking my Aesop article off the web, I have moved it to my own website and will make periodic updates. It is a "furry" GURPS background. </PRE> <PRE> May 2009 </PRE> <PRE> My newest hobby is pysanky eggs. </PRE> <PRE> Jun 2009 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated the Lyrics Corrections and blog pages. </PRE> <PRE> Sep 2009 </PRE> <PRE> Updated my blog again. Also my Hotlist. </PRE> <PRE> Dec 2009 </PRE> <PRE> I have written a fanfic set in the "Borribleverse"of Michael de Larrabeiti. To read it go to <A HREF="http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5564010/1/The_Making_of_a_Borrible">Borrible</A>. </PRE> <PRE> Mar 2010 </PRE> <PRE> I have revistied the world of Nip and Tuck. See <A HREF="http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00841.html">HERE</A> <A HREF="http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00842.html">HERE</A> and <A HREF="http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00843.html">HERE</A>. </PRE> <PRE> May 2010 </PRE> <PRE> For the last several years, Brendan Manor has been critically short on money. I have been put on and off short hours a couple times. In November 2009 I found out that Brendan Manor would close down at the end of the year if this situation was not remedied. Actually, at the end of the year we still had 14 of our 16 residents. But the finances had not improved, and we began placing residents out...10, then 6, then 4, then 1 and finally none. We went from three tables/medicine boxes to two, then one, then none. My hours went from eight a day to six to three or four to one or two. I am now in the state where I am on call for an hour or two whenever my boss needs me. I have taken advantage of the extra time to update my hotlist and write another fanfic, this time in the "Moreauverse" of S. Andrew Swann. To read it go to <A HREF="http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5945166/1/Teachers_Choice">Moreau</A>. Also, I have begun an online journal based on my short story "Maybe We'll Get It Right This Time". To read go <A HREF="http://www.counter-factual.net/upload/showthread.php?t=7104">HERE</A> and to comment go <A HREF="http://www.counter-factual.net/upload/showthread.php?t=7100">HERE</A>. </PRE> <PRE> Nov 2010 </PRE> <PRE> I have moved from Garfield Heights to Twinsburg. </PRE> <PRE> Oct 2011 </PRE> <PRE> On the morning of the first day of this month, a world record for the most hot air balloons launched in one hour was set at Albuquerque, New Mexico...345 balloons (not to mention a couple hundred or so in the next hour). And I was there. It was beautiful. </PRE> <PRE> Dec 2011 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my "Blog". </PRE> <PRE> Jul 2013 </PRE> <PRE> I have updated my Hotlist. </PRE> <PRE> <H2>My <FONT COLOR="#ff0000">HOTLIST</FONT></H2> Feathers and scales and fur, oh my! What animal would *you* like to be? <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://transform.to">transform.to</A> <LI><A HREF="http://furry.de/miavir/stories.html">Miavir</A> <LI><A HREF="http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/WikiFur_Furry_Central">Wikifur</A> </UL> Numbers in the night Play James Bond with your shortwave radio <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.spynumbers.com">Spy numbers</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.archive.org/details/ird059">Conet project</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/page30.html">Shortwave Espionage</A> </UL> The twilight zone zoo Do you know the difference between a sasquatch and a yeti? <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.pibburns.com/cryptozo.htm">Cryptids</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.cryptozoology.com">Cryptozoology</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/cryptodominion/frames.html">Cryptodominion</A> </UL> Green footprints that glow in the dark I have been both a believer and a skeptic about UFOs in my life. The one thing I am sure of is that they are the biggest mystery of our time. <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://ufoinfo.com">UFOinfo</A> <LI><A HREF="http://ufos.about.com">UFOs</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.ufoevidence.org">UFO evidence</A> </UL> Big things come in small packages I believe molecular nanotechnology can transform the world in the 21st Century more than the previous 20 put together. <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.foresight.org">Foresight</A> <LI><A HREF="Http://www.crnano.org">Center for Responsible Nanotechnology</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.nanotech-now.com/current-months-news.htm">Nanotechnology Now</A> </UL> Scratching on the door of tomorrow Someone once said history is a race between education and catastrophe. It is starting to look like the 21st Century will be the home stretch. Seems like a photo finish to me... <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.dieoff.org">Dieoff</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.generationaldynamics.com/ww2010.htm">Generational Dynamics</A> <LI><A HREF="http://kurzweilai.net">Kurzweil's view of the Singularity</A> </UL> Saturday morning confusion People say watching cartoons is bad for your brain. Well, I watched a lot of cartoons and look how I turned out! <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.toontracker.com">Toon Tracker</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.cartoonresearch.com">Cartoon Research</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.cartoonnetwork.com">Cartoon Network</A> </UL> Sideways in time The moving finger may write and never blot out a single letter. But what if it writes an alternate ending? <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://alternatehistory.com">Alternate History</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.uchronia.net">Uchronia</A> <LI><A HREF="http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page">Alternate History Wiki</A> </UL> Barrel of fun Drive anywhere in the world, create your own solar system or find out where your money goes, goes, goes. <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://geoquake.jp/en/webgame/DrivingSimulatorGM/">Driving Simulator</A> <LI><A HREF="http://znark.com/java/accrete">Solar System Applet</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.wheresgeorge.com">Where's George</A> </UL> Counting... A gazillion here, a gazillion there, pretty soon you're talking big numbers. <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.ibiblio.org/lunarbin/worldpop">World Population</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/popclock">United States Population</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/">United States National Debt</A> </UL> Furry friends My favorite webcomics. <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.rhjunior.com/totq/">Tales of the Questor<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://www.kevinandkell.com">Kevin and Kell<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://www.ozyandmillie.org">Ozy and Millie<A/> </UL> Read these...if you can. <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript">Voynich Manuscript<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohonczi_Codex">Rohonc Codex<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Seraphinianus">Codex Seraphinianus<A/> </UL> It's full of stars! <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.bautforum.com">Bad Astronomy and Universe Today<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://www.space.com">Space News<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://bb.nightskylive.net/asterisk/index.php">The Asterisk<A/> </UL> Bargain Basement <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://free.com">Free stuff<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://www.freesaver.com">Free screensavers<A/> <LI><A HREF="http://www.download.com">Freeware and shareware<A/> </UL> Scifi Garden The best website for a science fiction fan (and I certainly qualify for that description) is <A HREF="http://www.orionsarm.com">Orion's Arm</A>. Visit and get a glimpse of what the galaxy might be like in 12,569 AD. If you want to read a quickie a day, go to <A HREF="http://www.365tomorrows.com/">365 Tomorrows</A>. And if you want to comment with the author and other readers as the story is being written, go to <A HREF="http://counter-factual.net/upload/forumdisplay.php?f=6"> Writers' Forum</A> or <A HREF="http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/forumdisplay.php?f=8">Writer's Forum</A>(free registration required). Special Mentions If you want to see what a few simple rules can do, see <A HREF="http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page">Life</A> or <A HREF="http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/performance/mandelbrotexplorer/">Mandelbrot</A>. Also, excellent sources of TV and movie information are <A HREF="http://www.imdb.com/">IMDB</A> or <A HREF="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage">TV Tropes</A>. Or, if you want to discuss my two favorite movies, go to <A HREF="http://boggsboard.proboards.com/">Boggs' Board</A>. <H3>Please allow me to thank those who helped with my website:</H3> <UL> <LI><A HREF="http://www.fourmilab.ch/terranova/terranova.html">Terranova</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.favicon.co.uk">Free Icon Editor</A> <LI><A HREF="http://www.freebackgrounds.com">Free Backgrounds</A> </UL> <H3>Contact me</H3> <PRE> Thomas R. Mazanec <A HREF="mailto:tmazanec1@juno.com">tmazanec1@juno.com</A> </PRE> </BODY> </HTML>