Wednesday Wanderings: Oldest Welsh Myth Book Under UV Light, Purifying Plants, Ancient Israeli Artifacts, and MRI of Sting’s Brain

Ultraviolet light reveals text and markings in the oldest Welsh language book that has been found. It may contain new stories or poems about Arthur and Merlin: Black Book of Camarthen We've known for a while that plants can help purify the air in our homes. Here's a list of some and the toxins they … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Oldest Welsh Myth Book Under UV Light, Purifying Plants, Ancient Israeli Artifacts, and MRI of Sting’s Brain

Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)

It is almost September, isn't it? That means Summer is winding down, the kids will all be back in school within a couple weeks, and Fall is just over the horizon. While I have come to accept that the change of seasons is inevitable, and even to appreciate it most of the time (I still … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)

Monday Musings: A Short Comment on the Hugo Awards, Writing Update, Off to Maine, and Summer Heat

I'm not going to comment a lot on this year's Hugo awards, mainly because I haven't read all of the winners, and can't say if I thought they were good enough to win. I am happy, however, to see that, once again, the Puppies were shut out in most categories. And in at least one, … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Short Comment on the Hugo Awards, Writing Update, Off to Maine, and Summer Heat

Wednesday Wanderings: Maine Coon Cat Photos, Badminton Explained, Dr. Who Video Feels, and Designs with Light

These photos of Maine Coon cats really do make them look like magical animals: Cat Photos With the Summer Olympics going on, I think it is time for this epic badminton rant from a few years ago. Mary Carillo, you are awesome- and completely on point: Badminton Rant This fan make Dr. Who video contain … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Maine Coon Cat Photos, Badminton Explained, Dr. Who Video Feels, and Designs with Light

Monday Musings: Thunder and Lightning

That just about sums up our Saturday night here. We had a pretty intense set of storms go through here. Loud, boomy, echoing thunder and some pretty intense lightning. The radar map showed strikes all around us. And the rain was torrential. But it seemed to soak things down well, and we really needed that … Continue reading Monday Musings: Thunder and Lightning

Friday Review: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was not a huge Amanda Palmer fan. I really didn't know a lot about her until she married Neil Gaiman (who is one of my favorite authors). One of my … Continue reading Friday Review: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Wednesday Wanderings: Cute Cheese Ad, Neil Gaiman on Reading, Thunderstorms, and Mars Rover Pictures

This is one of the best commercials ever: Mouse Trap I guess it is no big surprise that I am a great admirer of Neil Gaiman. Not only is he a most imaginative writer, but he also has wise words to say on many things. Here are some of his thoughts on reading and why … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cute Cheese Ad, Neil Gaiman on Reading, Thunderstorms, and Mars Rover Pictures

Monday Musings: Better Late Than Never?

Today is Monday. And it feels like it. Like your stereotypical, no-fun-at-all, bleah Monday. I think I am still recovering from Saturday. We had the Massachusetts State Cook Off in Winchendon, MA then. As usual, the BaldMan was chief judge and I was scorekeeper. We knew it was going to be a long day- they … Continue reading Monday Musings: Better Late Than Never?