Monday Musings: Into the New Year as Time Goes By

January is almost over, isn't it? We are just about one full month into 2017. Time seems to fly by so fast these days. Not sure whether it's because I am older or what, but I feel like I blinked somewhere along the way and time just speeded up. Maybe I just need to stop … Continue reading Monday Musings: Into the New Year as Time Goes By

Friday Review: American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to The Rootabaga Stories (Compiled) by Neil Philip

American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories by Neil Philip My rating: 4 of 5 stars Twelve stories penned by American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Carl Sandburg, and others. The stories are all uniquely American in some way, and many depart from the familiar European … Continue reading Friday Review: American Fairy Tales: From Rip Van Winkle to The Rootabaga Stories (Compiled) by Neil Philip

Wednesday Wanderings: Cassini Photographs Saturn, 3500 Year Old Greek Tomb, Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm, and One Writer’s Journey on Amtrak

The Cassini spacecraft has been sending back some pretty awesome photos of Saturn: Saturn Photos This 3,500 year-old Greek tomb is giving archaeologist's new clues to the roots of Western civilization": Ancient Greek Tomb Stunning concert hall in Hamburg, Germany was designed by algorithms: Elbphilharmonie One writer's take on her time on the Amtrak writer's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cassini Photographs Saturn, 3500 Year Old Greek Tomb, Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm, and One Writer’s Journey on Amtrak

Tuesday Thoughts: A Day Late, and Most Likely Several Dollars Short

Yes, this should have been done yesterday. I came downstairs yesterday and the house looked like a tornado had hit the kitchen and dining room, and then backed up to assess the damage. So, a good portion of the day was spent dealing with all that. Add to that the dog had been at the … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: A Day Late, and Most Likely Several Dollars Short

Friday Review: Stiff Competition (Madison Cruz Mysteries #3) by Lucy Carol

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Madison Cruz is back for her third adventure (misadventure?) here in "Stiff Competiton." She's been dating Jason, from book 2, but things are not going well. He wants her to conform to his idea of how their life should be, and that doesn't include Madison's acting career. Her career … Continue reading Friday Review: Stiff Competition (Madison Cruz Mysteries #3) by Lucy Carol

Wednesday Wanderings:A Colder Cold, Become Mentally Strong, Tomatillo Fossil, and Winter Photo Slideshow

And you thought Winter in New England got cold!: Scientists Make Colder Cold We can all use some mental strength now and again. Here are four ideas based on the philosophy of Stoicism that may help: Mentally Strong Do you think they had chili verde competitions, too?: Tomatillo Fossil This is how I like to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings:A Colder Cold, Become Mentally Strong, Tomatillo Fossil, and Winter Photo Slideshow

Monday Musings: Go, Pack, Go!

For those of you who don't follow American football, you can skip this post, because Imma talk football today! The first thing I have to say is: Go, Pack, GO! I have two teams, to be honest. My personal team is the Oakland Raiders. How in the world did a Pennsylvania girl who now lives … Continue reading Monday Musings: Go, Pack, Go!

Friday Review: I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster

 I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster My rating: 5 of 5 stars I will admit to being prejudiced toward liking this book from the start. I love pit bulls. I own a pit mix. Every pittie I've known has been a sweet, lovable clown. I expected … Continue reading Friday Review: I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster

Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Beautiful Photos, 99 Good Things from 2016, Flying Squirrels, and 96 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for 2017

Yes, this is really late today. Sorry. Spent the early part of the day taking the Christmas tree down. It is time, but that is always a sad day. Anyway, here are some things for you to look at: Here are eighteen really gorgeous photos: Remarkable Photos With all the negativity and bad news that … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Beautiful Photos, 99 Good Things from 2016, Flying Squirrels, and 96 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for 2017