Did you think that preparing ice for the different events at the Olympics just means getting out the zambonis? Think again: Ice Meisters Are you convinced you have too many books? It seems you don't. I know I will never worry about adding books to my shelves again: Too Many Books is a Good Thing … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Ice is Not Ice Especially at the Olympics, Too Many Books is Not Too Many, Birth of a Supernova, and Neanderthal Art
February is my least favorite month. It is pretty much 28 days of gloom and dank. Oh, and the bonus? Every four years we get an extra day of it. Whee. Oh, sure, every so often you get a teaser day. Sun, warm temperatures, and it feels like Spring. But then it's right back to grey, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Good-bye, February. And Good Riddance!
The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the third installment of Wendig's Miriam Black series, Miriam is on her way to Florida, responding to a Craigslist ad offering $5000 if she will tell a wealthy man how he dies. Miriam has a gift, or a curse depending on how you … Continue reading Friday Review: The Cormorant (Miriam Black #3) by Chuck Wendig
Switzerland is far and away the most progressive country as far as animal rights go. Beginning March 1, it will be illegal to kill lobsters by plunging them into boiling water, a popular method when cooking them. Lobsters in Switzerland In case you were wondering, here's a medal tracker for the current Olympics: Medal Tracker … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Switzerland and Lobsters, Olympic Medal Tracker, 32 Gorgeous Photos of Nature, and Pets and Your Health
Last week, I wrote about the real emotional impact of a beloved character leaving one of my long-running favorite TV shows. If you missed it, you can catch up here. This week, I am going to try to figure out why this sort of thing breaks my heart in a very real sense. I think part … Continue reading Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2
My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Earth is devastated by a comet strike, and survivors are few. One is Dust, a sixteen-year-old boy, who finds himself alone in a ruined land. He starts out to find out if there are other survivors and he meets several- some human, some not, and some, like Dust, … Continue reading Friday Review: Dust: Before and After by S.E. Smith (Audiobook)
SpaceX launched it's Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6. The lift off was pretty neat, and the two booster rockets landed upright almost in perfect sync. If you missed it, here's a video of the take off and landing: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Scientists think a virus might be responsible for human consciousness: Human Consciousness Are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: SpaceX Falcon Heavy, Virus May Be the Cause of Consciousness, Winter Olympic Facts, and 23 Dumb Jokes
It's happened to many of us: your favorite character in a book, television show, or movie is written out, or dies. For some, it's easy to move past it, and go on. But for others, it's almost as if a real person just walked out of your life. I'm in the latter group. Today, I'm … Continue reading Monday Musings: When a Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 1
So, you think that upscale bar has a rare and antique bottle of whisky and, despite the exorbitant cost, you just HAVE to taste it? Better make sure what's in that bottle first: Whiskey Frauds With 2017 now behind us, National Geographic Magazine has published its series of Best of photos from the year past. … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Whisky Fakes, NatGeo Best Animal Photos 2017, Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Found in China, and Voice Controlled Printers?
I am writing this post on Sunday afternoon, so I have no idea how the Super Bowl will turn out. I will say this right now, though: Fly, Eagles, Fly! There is no love for the Patriots in this house, despite the fact that we live in New England. And let me ask you this: … Continue reading Monday Musings: Football, Food, and Fun