Wednesday Wanderings: No Aliens to Contact?, New Fairytales, Our Ninth Planet (Maybe), and Studying the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Volcanos

Is this the reason we haven't been able to contact any alien races? Aliens 500 new fairytales have been found in Germany: Fairy Tales Oceanographers are set to study part of the 40,000 mile long mid-ocean ridges: Mid-Ocean Ridges Is there a ninth planet in our solar system? Astronomers think there may be: Ninth Planet … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: No Aliens to Contact?, New Fairytales, Our Ninth Planet (Maybe), and Studying the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Volcanos

Friday Review: Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Fool Moon, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicago's only practicing wizard/private detective is back. Unfortunately for Harry, his last dealings with Karin Murphy, head of Chicago PD's Special Investigations Unit, left her not trusting him very much, and that has resulted in Harry's main … Continue reading Friday Review: Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher

Wednesday Wanderings: World’s Largest Cave, Ancient Pompeii Opens, ST VII Concept Art, and Planetary Exploration Timeline

This is the largest cave in the world, and has its own mini-climate: Son Doong Cave Italy has opened six villas preserved in ancient Pompeii: Pompeii Here's some really neat concept art that Lucasfilm has released from The Force Awakens: Star Wars Art This is a rather neat look at planetary exploration timelines from 2003 projected … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: World’s Largest Cave, Ancient Pompeii Opens, ST VII Concept Art, and Planetary Exploration Timeline

Friday Review: Wards of Faerie (Dark Legacy of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks (Audiobook)

Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Rosalyn Landor First thing I have to say is that I "read" the audiobook of this novel. And the second thing is that I jumped ahead a couple books when I saw my library had the audiobook. I liked this book. … Continue reading Friday Review: Wards of Faerie (Dark Legacy of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks (Audiobook)

Thursday Thoughts: Bowie and Rickman

The news of David Bowie's death after a battle with cancer was  blow enough. And then, we hear today that Alan Rickman lost his battle with this disease this week, also. It has been said many times in the last few days, and many more times before that, but I will say it again: F*ck … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Bowie and Rickman

Wednesday Wanderings: 3D Art, Scary Bridge, Time Traveling Particles, and Auto Mechanics and Art

We have all seen those three dimensional street art pictures. Some of these are really neat because you can be part of the picture (Video by Edgar Mueller, 3D artist): 3D Sidewalk Art Would you walk across this bridge. I would not! : Scary, Scary Bridge Time travel, anyone?: Time Travel Who said auto mechanics … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 3D Art, Scary Bridge, Time Traveling Particles, and Auto Mechanics and Art

Monday Musings: Writing, Weather, and Other Random Thoughts

I have gotten to chapter three in revising this year's NaNoWriMo project. The working title is Two's Company, and it is sci-fi, specifically space opera. I've figured out a sub-plot and have started weaving that into the story. Things are getting fleshed out more, and some bumpy spots smoothed over. So, progress is being made. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Writing, Weather, and Other Random Thoughts

Friday Review: Goblin War (Jig the Goblin #3) by Jim C. Hines

Goblin War by Jim C. Hines My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this third book of his goblin series, Jim C. Hines has sent Jig Dragonslayer and his goblin friends on an adventure in the outside world. Shut out of their mountain lair by magic, Jig and his companions are pulled into a war … Continue reading Friday Review: Goblin War (Jig the Goblin #3) by Jim C. Hines

Wednesday Wanderings: Stepwells, A Bee’s First Days, Crows Learn From Their Dead, and Four New Elements

There are large, deep cisterns in India, called stepwells, that contain some amazing architecture. Abandoned now, this journalist has been documenting these places before they disappear completely: Stepwells A fascinating look at the first 21 days of a bee's life, time-lapsed into 60 seconds: Bees I love crows. They are fascinating birds, and very intelligent. … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Stepwells, A Bee’s First Days, Crows Learn From Their Dead, and Four New Elements