I have uploaded today's installment, Verse Three, Chapter One:  The First Multiverser Novel; Chapter 106, Hastings 37, in which Lauren meets Joe and they--well, you'll see.  Meanwhile, I am working on a piece on the XVII Amendment, which has required a bit of research and a fair amount of thought so it will be at least another day, and I also just saw an article which touches on gender discrimination for which to me the solution is so blatantly obvious I'm surprised it wasn't suggested in the article.  But I'm not sure I can make much of it beyond that.  I'm also not certain how much time I have to work on these things today--I am expected to do several other things before the end of the next hour, some of which may extend several hours.  But we'll see.