Friday Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (Audiobook)

Narrated by Cynthia Hopkins Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire My rating: 3 of 5 stars There are doorways in our world. No, not the ones that lead to other rooms; the ones that lead to other worlds. Children, mostly girls, sometimes find these doorways and, if they choose to pass through, are led … Continue reading Friday Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (Audiobook)

Monday Musings: Visiting Part of Historic Shirley, MA

On Saturday, we went to the Ales and Trails Brewfest here in Shirley, MA. It was small- only three breweries, a hard cider maker, a local restaurant serving wine samples, and a couple food trucks, along with several bands for entertainment. It was fun, in spite of the small size, and we found a few … Continue reading Monday Musings: Visiting Part of Historic Shirley, MA

Friday Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Flynn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Child psychologist Anna Fox lives in a small New York neighborhood. She lives in her house alone, and spends her time watching old black-and-white movies and spying on her neighbors. Anna suffers from PTSD and agoraphobia, brought on by an accident … Continue reading Friday Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Flynn

Wednesday Wanderings: Almost Perfect Mummies in Yukon, Drug Sensor Based on Thumb Piano, Low Dose Aspirin May Not be Good for All, and Bunny Cop

Miners have discovered almost perfect mummified remains of a wolf pup and caribou calf in the Yukon: Wolf and Caribou A sensor based on thumb pianos could be used to identify bogus drugs and more: Thumb Piano Sensor That low dose aspirin you're taking? It may not be helping you as much as you might … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Almost Perfect Mummies in Yukon, Drug Sensor Based on Thumb Piano, Low Dose Aspirin May Not be Good for All, and Bunny Cop

Tuesday Thoughts: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

As Hurricane (now Tropical Depression) Florence winds her way up the coast on her way to finally fizzling out, we are feeling the effects here in New England. Nowhere near what the Carolinas and Virginia experienced, but it is raining pretty darn good out there right now. It looks like this is what we will … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Friday (Movie) Review: Spectre

My rating: 3 stars In this fourth outing for Daniel Craig as the world's superest super spy, we are given what is supposed to be, I suppose, SPECTRE's origin story. The film opens with Bond being suspended for the umpteenth time after a bit of an incident in Mexico City. MI6 has been dismantled (see … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Spectre

Wednesday Wanderings: SETI Uses Artificial Intelligence To Track Radio Bursts, Corpse Flower to Bloom, and Pluto Should Be a Planet

It doesn't mean there is intelligent life out there, but these learning networks are helping scientists track and explore signals from other galaxies: SETI It's cool that it's rare and going to bloom years ahead of schedule, but I'm kinda glad this isn't in my garden: Corpse Flower Set to Bloom Some scientists are saying … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: SETI Uses Artificial Intelligence To Track Radio Bursts, Corpse Flower to Bloom, and Pluto Should Be a Planet

Two’s Company, Chapter Two

Here's a look at Chapter Two of "Two's Company", the science fiction space opera novel I will be releasing in December. If you didn't catch Chapter One, you can read it here. Two's Company by M.A. Kropp Chapter Two Deuce found the berth where the Wild was towed. She opened the outer hatch and stepped … Continue reading Two’s Company, Chapter Two

Friday Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 2 of 5 stars found this sitting on my bookshelf a while ago. I figured I must have read it in the past. I mean, it's a classic, right? Everyone who reads science fiction has read this, and many who don't because it's often an assigned book … Continue reading Friday Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Wednesday Wanderings: Exoplanets with Water, Is Opportunity Still Alive, Bending Spaghetti, and Steve Perry Releases Second Single

These seven exoplanets of the Trappist-1 star are likely rocky with plenty of water: Seven Planets Will Opportunity wake up?: Mars Rover Too bad this isn't really practical for the kitchen, but I was amused by the idea of a  spaghetti-bending-machine: Bending Spaghetti I think all of my fellow Journey fans know by now that … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Exoplanets with Water, Is Opportunity Still Alive, Bending Spaghetti, and Steve Perry Releases Second Single