some of the words used on the blog may be unfamiliar to our readers because, well they are mostly sane and live in the real world, and and I am not, and don't; so here goes a helper glossary
"who is Dr. Bard?"
Dr Bard; doctor, scientist, explorer, skeptic lived at the turn of the 20th century. Among his many exploits, he rediscovered the 'Lost City of Pearls', and the legendary 'Garnet Door'. The latter was a hole in time and space.
After discovering the Garnet Door, he devoted much of his life to understanding and manipulating the door to control the 'other world' that lay beyond. After learning to control the door, (more or less), he saved the world more than once, both in the past and in the future.
"what is a mindworm?":
The original idea was derived from the computer game 'Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri', which takes up where the game 'Civilization' left off, with humanity colonizing a planet in Alpha Centauri. Mindworms were indigenous, parastic life-forms.
The mindworm pod pendant is a husk from within the worm. Valuable 'planet pearls' can be found in the best specimens.