Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Well, it wasn't a full vacation. Just a weekend, and there were obligations along with the fun, but it was a good weekend, so I'm counting it! A couple of weeks ago, we went to Arlington, Vermont to be Chief Judge (the BaldMan) and Scorekeeper (me) at the Vermont State Chili Cook Off. We always … Continue reading Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Friday Review: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sophronia Temminnick is a problem. She is what we would call a tomboy, certainly not proper behavior for a young lady of class in the Victorian world of manners and social class. But Sophronia really doesn't care. She much prefers climbing, investigating how … Continue reading Friday Review: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers

First, apologies for no Monday post. Long weekend, and I needed a recovery day. It was a good weekend, just tiring. More on that next week, with pictures! Earlier this year, a joint effort by NASA and ESA landed a probe on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Here's what it found: Titan Landing This study, although … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers

Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings

An iceberg broke off the Antarctic ice shelf last week, and while this particular iceberg is not a huge threat, it is giving scientists a good look at what the potential for future breaks with more impact might mean: Larsen C With all the brouhaha over the new Doctor being a woman, it might be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings

Monday Musings: Lambeau and Beginner Attention Class

Lambeau had his first Beginner Attention class last Monday. He was- Lambeau. He whined and cried at all the other dogs, kept trying to get to them and every person that came by, and was just his usual PITA self when he's in a situation like that. I ended up working with him outside of … Continue reading Monday Musings: Lambeau and Beginner Attention Class

Wednesday Wanderings: Sea Wolves, Falling Panda, New Galaxies from Hubble, and Delivery Ice Cream

We all know what wolves are, right? Dog-like wild animals that live in the wild and prey on deer and such. Well, not these wolves. They live near the ocean, are excellent swimmers, and prey on fish: Sea Wolves This is Bei Bei. Bei Bei is a panda. Pandas climb trees. In fact, pandas are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Sea Wolves, Falling Panda, New Galaxies from Hubble, and Delivery Ice Cream

Monday Musings: A Walk in the Park (Sort of), Back to School for Pups, and Some Writing Related Stuff

Continuing our weekend walks with Lambeau, this week we went to Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster MA. Did you know that a drumlin is an elongated hill in the shape of an inverted spoon or half-buried egg formed by glacial ice? And that the word comes from the Irish word droimnin, meaning "littlest ridge"? I didn't. … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Walk in the Park (Sort of), Back to School for Pups, and Some Writing Related Stuff

Friday Review: Bloodfire Quest (Dark Legacy of Shannara Book 2) by Terry Brooks

Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am a fan of Terry Brooks, so I have been with the Shannara books for a very long time. I am a few books behind in reading, but I am still enjoying them. I thought I would get that out of the way … Continue reading Friday Review: Bloodfire Quest (Dark Legacy of Shannara Book 2) by Terry Brooks

Wednesday Wanderings: Four For the Fourth

Yesterday was the Fourth of July, which is a holiday here in the US. We are celebrating the anniversary of our country declaring its independence from Great Britain, so it is also known as Independence Day. Most people have the day off from work, and it is a day for family gatherings, grilling and other … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Four For the Fourth