Quick fix - It seems as if there was an upload issue on chapter 3. I sent a new version in, so the repeat parts are eliminated. Hope this fixes it.
And so our journey comes to a close. I hope you have enjoyed this little South Pacific diversion. I really can't thank my editors enough. Let me name aussie.import2, gyounger1, gingrich, bart, allan, chris.mainone, xofdallas, kerrza3, and ross at play. This wouldn't be even close to decent without their assistance. I owe them all, big time!
Not at all sure when or if the next story will come out. Still working out some details. In some ways, I am still drawn back to A Fresh Start. No, I don't plan on doing a continuation or take up the stories of the kids, as has been suggested. I keep thinking, however, of Carl going back in time a second time, and this time things would get very dark indeed. Imagine Carl as a shadowy mob boss, casino magnate, or ex-con. No way would he get to meet Marilyn again - or would he? Hmmmm…
Only one chapter to go. What could the secret of Haka Nuva be, and how will it all work out? Just keep reading.
In a totally separate thought, the nomination of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be our newest National Security Adviser was a pleasant surprise to me. I mentioned him in Chapter 10 of the Epilogue to A Fresh Start as a possible candidate for Secretary of Defense. Likewise, when describing some of the battles in the Kurdish War, I was channeling parts of the Battle of 73 Easting, where McMaster earned a Silver Star. I wish him the best, though I have my doubts, considering his new boss.
How is an ancient island religious ceremony involved with the biochemistry of exotic plants? We are coming to the end of the story. We'll just have to wait a bit more to find out.
We are getting closer to understanding the mystery of Haka Nuva. What does the biochemistry of some mysterious plants have to do with a temple of an ancient Polynesian religion? More to come on this!