Halloween Storytime: Academy in the Night

For the past several years, I have been posting a Halloween story for the end of October. Here is this year's offering, instead of a review this week.  Feel free to be the reviewer and tell me what you think. Academy in the Night by M.A. Kropp “Jennifer, the class bell rang a minute ago.” … Continue reading Halloween Storytime: Academy in the Night

Friday Review: Or Not

Due to technical difficulties, there will be no Friday Review this week. Technical difficulties meaning I haven't finished the book yet. Meanwhile, here's a picture of what it looked like here yesterday. Kinda like autumn, kinda like stormy, kinda like a gloomy day: ============================================================ Available now: &nbsp; <a href="https://makropp.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/tn_circle-unbroken-cover-ebook.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-1426" src="https://makropp.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/tn_circle-unbroken-cover-ebook.jpg?w=100" alt="tn_Circle Unbroken … Continue reading Friday Review: Or Not

Wednesday Wanderings: Thor’s Hammer Prank, What is Orbiting This Star?, Star Wars 7 Trailer, and DIY Halloween

This is a great prank. This guy uses magnets and a thumbprint scanner to reproduce Mjollinor and confound a few would-be Thors: Thor's Hammer Astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope have found something very unusual orbiting this particular star: Unusual Mass Orbiting Star I suppose everyone has seen the new Star Wars 7 trailer by … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Thor’s Hammer Prank, What is Orbiting This Star?, Star Wars 7 Trailer, and DIY Halloween

Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays

First thing I have to do is send a shout-out to our chili friend, Scott Navaroli from Massachussetts, who became the 2015 International Chili Society Salsa champion at the World Championship in Reno, Nevada this weekend. It is always good when a champion comes from our chili family. I always thought Scott made a championship … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays

Friday (Movie) Review: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Here's the thing- when I was a kid, like many kids, I read and collected comic books. I have not even so much as read a comic book in more years than I can count, but I remember them as part of my childhood. I collected, primarily, two sets- X-Men and Fantastic Four. Given that, … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Wednesday Wanderings: Deaf HS Football Team, Clemson’s Team Entrance, Pretty Foliage Places in New England, and Massive Chinese Traffic Jam

This is a great video about a deaf high school football team. It's not long, and certainly worth watching: Silent Night Lights While we are talking football, is the Clemson team's home stadium entrance not the best? Clemson Team Entrance One of the best things about Autumn is the changing colors of the leaves. And … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Deaf HS Football Team, Clemson’s Team Entrance, Pretty Foliage Places in New England, and Massive Chinese Traffic Jam

Monday Musings: Flexing, Walking, Gardening, and Season’s Changing

We got Fitbit Flex wristband trackers this week. We had on of the other models a few years back, but they were clip type things, and we both managed to lose them- several times. We are National Consumer Panel members and we had enough points to get two of the Flex bands. The bracelet type … Continue reading Monday Musings: Flexing, Walking, Gardening, and Season’s Changing

Friday (TV) Review: The Last Ship

There will probably be a few TV, movie, or other reviews for a bit on Fridays. I am reading non-fiction right now, and that is always a bit slower reading for me. But, hey, I have opinions on stuff other than books, so it's all good, right? The Last Ship is one of TNT's original … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: The Last Ship

Wednesday Wanderings: Best of Photo of the Day September, Shower Thoughts, Redesigned NFL Helmets, and Apples!

I've linked to some of National Geographic's Photos of the Day before. Here's a look at the best of those from September (Warning: Baby fox cuteness!): September's Best Photos Y'know how everyone says they have their best thoughts in the shower? Well, here's twenty that prove this to be true (Numbers 5 and 20 were … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Best of Photo of the Day September, Shower Thoughts, Redesigned NFL Helmets, and Apples!