Tuesday Tales: Halloween 2017

My Halloween story this year is a ghost story. But it is a short ghost story that is suitable for the entire family, including young children. Andy is a very small ghost with a bit of a problem: he can't boo properly. When older ghosts make fun of him, Andy flies off, determined to prove … Continue reading Tuesday Tales: Halloween 2017

Friday Review: Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) Audiobook by Brandon Sanderson

The Well of Ascension: Book Two of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Lord Ruler is dead, his thousand year reign ended and the kingdom freed from his brutal tyranny. But the Survivor, Kelsier, is also dead, and it is up to Vin, Elend Venture, and the rest of Kelsier's … Continue reading Friday Review: Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) Audiobook by Brandon Sanderson

Friday Review: (TV) New Fall Shows We’ve Watched

As usual with the new Fall TV season, we added some of the new shows to our "try it and see" list. They were picked mainly by the previews that were shown leading up to the premieres, and by online chatter. Also as usual, some have been hits and some have been misses. Others are … Continue reading Friday Review: (TV) New Fall Shows We’ve Watched

Wednesday Wanderings: We Are Not a Simulation, The Last Jedi Hints, and Nat Geo Photos of the Day

Sorry this is posting so late. I am off by a day this week, probably since I took that sick day on Monday, and I was thinking today was Tuesday. But, better late than never, right? So, let's wander around the interwebz for a bit, shall we? It seems the sci-fi trope that we are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: We Are Not a Simulation, The Last Jedi Hints, and Nat Geo Photos of the Day

Monday Musings: Out, Damned Sickness, Out!

I am taking a sick day. I don't often do that, but this cold/bronchitis/whatever thing seems to have taken up permanent residence, and I am doing my dead-level best to evict it. So, no profound (or not-profound) thoughts today. But here, have a picture I took the other day from our deck. The leaves are, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Out, Damned Sickness, Out!

Friday Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Locke Lamora is a thief. He has always been a thief, but while his skills are many, he lacked direction. Until he was sold to Father Chains, the con-man priest who headed the Gentlemen Bastards. Under Chains direction, Locke's skills as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Wednesday Wanderings: A Simulated Mars City in the UAE, Cassini’s Final Images and 10 Things We Learned about Saturn

The United Arab Emirate is building an entire simulated city to begin researching how humans could live on Mars: Mars City Launched in 1997, the Cassini spacecraft took its final images of Saturn and its moons before crashing into the giant planet last month: Cassini And here are 10 things we learned about Saturn during … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: A Simulated Mars City in the UAE, Cassini’s Final Images and 10 Things We Learned about Saturn

Monday Musings: I Can Haz Good Sound!

The BaldMan spent a good portion of Sunday installing the Sonos Connect and hooking up the Advent speakers in my office. Now I can listen to music (or whatever) without the constant hisssssss hisssss from the stupid speakers I had hooked up to the computer. Iz nice! It's October already? Geez, where did September go? … Continue reading Monday Musings: I Can Haz Good Sound!