Since I seem to be adding a few pictures from Lambeau and my walks every week, here are a couple I snapped recently. Lambeau found this guy and very nicely pointed him out to me. I think he was a little confused when he hopped away!: And this little fella sits in that … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Couple of Pictures, and What’s Been Going On
Kill the Crazy by Lucy Carol My rating: 4 of 5 stars After all the excitement (in book one, "Hot Scheming Mess") of her grandfather's long-kept secret, her newly discovered ex-KGB grandmother, the improvement in her relationship with her FBI mother, and getting to know her new boyfriend, Madison Cruz needs a good day off. … Continue reading Friday Review: Kill The Crazy (Madison Cruz Mysteries #2) by Lucy Carol
Okay, I'm going to add another "Captain America: Civil War" link here, just because this one is so serious and profound sounding, it's amusing. Here is Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., and other members of the cast in a very Captain America patriotic promo: Captain America Battle Hymn Here's a mash-up of Star Wars dogfights … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Captain America Battle Hymn, Star Wars and Kenny Loggins, Star Trek Reboot Promo, Marvel One Shot, and Please Vote for My Husband!
Well, so far, so good. I did some more planting around the townhouse this weekend. We don't have a yard now so we are going to grow our tomatoes in a container this year. We got this one from Gardener's Supply: Tomato Planter We got the plants on Saturday, and I set it up on … Continue reading Monday Musings: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?
Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this second book in Bledsoe's hard-boiled detective fantasy blend, we find freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse returning to his offices above Angelina's Tavern in Neceda. He almost runs over a young blonde woman running for her life. He agrees to help her, … Continue reading Friday Review: Burn Me Deadly (Eddie LaCrosse #2) by Alex Bledsoe
A sampling of medical related news this week: Nanotechnology. The stuff of science fiction, right? Maybe not, if this research proves out: Nanotechnology and Disease And here, a possible cure for viral infections. All of them: Macromolecule Viral Infection Cure Does acetaminophen reduce empathy? There is some evidence that it may: Acetaminophen and Empathy This … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Medical Marvels
I saw "Captain America: Civil War" yesterday with our middle daughter. Thank you to her for giving me that as my Mother's Day present! And thank you to Marvel for releasing a new movie right around this time for the past several years, since they have been my gifts those years, too. I won't say … Continue reading Monday Musings: Civil War, New Furniture, and Other Odd Bits
This week, we have a theme- marbles! See what some people have done with those little, colored glass balls. Some wood, marbles, and magnets, and this is the neatest Rube Goldberg machine I've seen in a while: Marbles and Magnets Think a marble race would be boring? Listen to this play-by-play call of one, and … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Simply Marble-ous
It may not be perfect, but copyright is still perhaps the only way we can protect our work:
So in the aftermath of Prince’s death it seems a lot of people went looking for YouTube clips and other free sources to share, and didn’t find them: Prince was aggressive about protecting his copyright and getting paid for his work. At the WaPo, Sonny Bunch criticizes the view that the music should be available free, so what Prince was doing is wrong.
When Scott Lemieux linked approvingly to the article at Lawyers, Guns and Money, he got a lot of comments with a lot of disagreement. None of the counter-arguments were good, and several of them were old. Breaking it down:
•I don’t get paid for work I did twenty years ago, why should writers or musicians?
Because their work is actually earning someone money.
•Yeah, it’s fine if the writer gets copyright, but the heirs are just greedy and grasping to want royalties!
As someone else put…
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Just a few pictures I have taken recently on my walks with Lambeau. Spring is springing right along here in MA. This my window box- ranunculus, white bacopa, and yellow and blue pansies. I like pansies with faces better than the solid color ones. And just because it has decided it likes its new … Continue reading Monday Musings: Pretty Pictures