Grantville Gazette 78 opens with "Goodbye" by Thomas K. Scot, about a journeyman setting out on his working travels. "The Observer" by Bjorn Hasseler explains how the first down-time profiler got started. Michael Lockwood's "The Freeman's Oath" is set in one of the North American colonies that passed to the control of France. Can a freeman swear allegiance? "Cremonensis Faciebat 1632, or Body and Scroll: The Luthier's Tale" by Tim Sayeau is about a violin maker who hears about Grantville and has to check it out. "The Visible Dogs of Grantville" by Jackie Britton Lopatin picks up from her earlier "The Invisible Dogs of Grantville" and addresses the dilemma of what happens when Mom cleans out the house. In this issue's "Notes from The Buffer Zone: Conventions in the Sky," Kristine Kathryn Rusch remembers writers who have passed on. A new column debuts: "Hot Off Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press!" Here are the latest 1632 and non-1632 titles coming out. In the Universe Annex, Mike Watson brings us "The Enigma of Charlie Peabody." Who is this man?