So, I didn't get anything finished this week. Stuff to do, and the current set are all large books. Instead of reviewing a specific book, I'm going to give an overview of how my reading is going in general this year. I set a reading goal every year, and I use the Goodreads Reading Challenge … Continue reading Friday Review: My Reading Challenge 2017
This company is designing and testing a system that will allow satellites to decommission and remove themselves from orbit to combat the problem of space debris: D-Sat These photos reveal the amazing and often beautiful world of oceanic plankton: Plankton I have no idea how much exercise you get or how much actual yoga practice … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Satellites That Take Themselves Out of Orbit, Plankton Photos, Goat Yoga, And Cat Foils Burglar
Yeah, never got that blog post done yesterday. It just seemed like there was always something else that needed done, and by the time I actually sat down here at the computer, I decided to make this a Tuesday post. We have a tomato on one of the plants outside! Yay! It's tiny and green, … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Off To A Late Start
Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes, and Other Container Gardens: A Guide to Creative Small-Scale Gardening by David Joyce My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this book because now that we live in a townhouse, we don't have a lot of space where we can put in our own gardens. We had a hanging … Continue reading Friday Review: Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes, and Other Container Gardens by David Joyce
And you thought you could make balloon animals. Wrong!: Balloon Animals Think color photography is a relatively new thing? Not really. Two French brothers invented a method for taking color photos in 1907. Here's a collection of, well, a lot, of color photos from the turn of the century: Color Photos By now, you should … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet
I hope all you Dads out there had a really nice Father's Day, and were able to do whatever you wanted to, whether it looked like work or just chilling out and relaxing. The BaldMan did make dinner, but that's his relaxation time, although sometimes, you would not think it's so relaxing! He smoked some … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Day, Another Week
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest My rating: 4 of 5 stars Libby and May are best friends. They discovered each other when they were both excused from gym class, Libby due to injury and May because of her asthma. To fill the time, they create Princess X, a sword-bearing heroine who saves the … Continue reading Friday Review: I Am Princess X (Audiobook) by Cherie Priest, Read by Mary Robinette Kowal
The origin of the modern humans may be older that we thought: Oldest Human Fossils Discovered The routine isn't perfect, and falls away from the music at times, but it's pretty good nevertheless, and worth watching just to hear Disturbed's haunting version of "The Sound of Silence" again: French Skater's Free Skate Adam West, who … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Oldest Human Fossils, Skating to Disturbed, Batman Dies, and KFC in Space?
Finally! I really enjoyed writing this story, and I hope you enjoy reading it. I think the cover came out really well, and fits the story nicely. This is the second in my Yo-Yo Files series (yes, there are yo-yos. The toys, not the idiots!) This is what the series is about: Johnny is a … Continue reading Tuesday Tidings: It’s Release Day for Snake’s Alive!
If you remember, I have a new novelette releasing tomorrow. To prepare for that, I needed to get the files uploaded and through the preview and review processes on both Amazon and Smashwords. This is usually a pretty painless and easy process. And, for the most part, it was. Except- First, I got a notice … Continue reading Monday Musings: Trials and Tribulations