Monday Musings: Streaming Music, Title Woes, Writing Updates, and A Bit of Weather

We've been playing around with streaming music services lately, mostly Spotify and Pandora. It's been fun. I've been listening to stuff I never would have otherwise, and have found some things I like that I probably wouldn't have if it meant picking up a whole CD. That's always been an issue for me and music … Continue reading Monday Musings: Streaming Music, Title Woes, Writing Updates, and A Bit of Weather

Friday Review: Codex by Lev Grossman

Codex by Lev Grossman My rating: 3 of 5 stars At 25, Edward Wozny has it all, or so it seems. A hotshot investment banker about to move overseas to take a prestigious promotion at his firm's London office, Edward has a couple weeks off- his first vacation in years. His best friend, a computer … Continue reading Friday Review: Codex by Lev Grossman

Wednesday Wanderings: The Sound of Music

No, not the musical, although it is still one of my favorites. I am going to make this week's links all music related. Sit back, listen, and enjoy! We all love "Bohemian Rhapsody," right? I mean, it's iconic, it's a classic, and it was so ahead of it's time. And it's been covered to death, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: The Sound of Music

Reveiw: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoy Anthony Bourdain. He's not your typical celebrity chef, and lately has somewhat gone off the radar of the television star chefs. His show, "No Reservations", was a favorite, and I particularly enjoyed the journal-like musings at the … Continue reading Reveiw: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

Wednesday Wanderings: Some Archaeological Links

A few archaeology related links today. The discovery of Roman coins under a Japanese castle has led historians to believe Japan had trade relations with the Western world earlier than once thought: Roman Coins in Japan A new Dead Sea scrolls cave has been unearthed: Dead Sea Scrolls These Israeli scientists are using archaeology to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Some Archaeological Links

Monday Musings: Winter is Back. Oh, Boy, Is It Ever! and Writing Updates

I have heard a lot of people remarking on the lack of snow so far this winter. Glad that we have really not had a lot, and that it has been a fairly easy winter so far. I blame you. Every single one of you. Because Old Man Winter? He heard you, loud and clear. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Winter is Back. Oh, Boy, Is It Ever! and Writing Updates

Wednesday Wanderings: Singing Fish, Bad Lip Reading, Sustainable Travel Luxury, and Sand Ripples on Mars

Did you know that fish sing? They do, and here's a recording of them doing it: Singing Fish Oh, oh, oh! Another  NFL Bad Lip Reading video! Happy, happy, joy, joy: Bad Lip Reading Now you can have luxury travel accommodations and stay environmentally friendly thanks to these high-end hotels that practice sustainability: Sustainable Luxury  … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Singing Fish, Bad Lip Reading, Sustainable Travel Luxury, and Sand Ripples on Mars

Monday Musings: Organizing and Some Clean-Up, and Super Bowl Sunday (With Rant).

I spent the last two days of last week organizing. First, I did some cleaning up and gathering of files on my computer. And got all the files off the thumb drive that I'd put there when something happened and we thought I might lose them, but I have no recollection right now what that … Continue reading Monday Musings: Organizing and Some Clean-Up, and Super Bowl Sunday (With Rant).

Friday Review: The Sandman Volume 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Is there a distinction between comic books and graphic novels? Some say yes, some say no. Some say that graphic novels are more complete, that the stories are finished in one or two issues, where comic books can stretch … Continue reading Friday Review: The Sandman Volume 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman

Wednesday Wanderings: Photos of Pluto, Dinosaur Tracks, Moose in Basement, and Extinct Sea Creature May Be Our Ancestor

This is a video compilation of over 100 photos of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft: Pluto This limestone wall in Bolivia is covered in dinosaur tracks, including those of a baby T-Rex: Dinosaur Tracks This would be a shock to wake up to: Moose in Basement Is this odd-looking ancient sea creature our … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Photos of Pluto, Dinosaur Tracks, Moose in Basement, and Extinct Sea Creature May Be Our Ancestor