Operation Hail Storm by Brett Arquette My rating: 2 of 5 stars Marshall Hail is a billionaire with a mission. His wife and twin daughters were killed in the terrorist attack known as The Five. Since then, he has combated his loneliness and depression by vowing to use his fortune to develop advanced technology that … Continue reading Friday Review: Operation: Hail Storm by Brett Arquette
In case you needed more reasons to love Tom Hiddleston: Hiddleston Love Edit: I have been notified that the above link may not work from a cell phone. You might try this link instead. Seems to work better on mobile devices. Tito's isn't just a good vodka, they are helping find good homes for dogs, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Tom Hiddleston, Tito’s and Dogs, and Mars Rover Selfie
I have spent most of this year working on finishing the draft and doing a first revision of a novel that I plan on releasing in December. It's a sci-fi space opera thing called Two's Company. It has spaceships, artificial intelligences, corporate plotting, a wise-cracking heroine, a fist fight or two, and a save the day just … Continue reading Monday Musings: Space Opera? Why, Yes.
Lyme Disease. We all know about it, and we all hate those ticks that carry it. This is an older article, and yes, it's got a clickbait head, but it still has some interesting information about a vaccine for Lyme and why it is not available for you: Lyme Vaccine One of the biggest roadblocks … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lyme Disease Vaccine Controversy, Marketing and Writers, Recycling Troubles, and Your Weekly Awwww
We had a nice, relaxing weekend. Saturday was grocery shopping and errands, as usual. This week, it seemed to go by quickly. Not needing a whole lot at the grocery stores helped, of course. We also picked up some gardening supplies, and a few more plants. I had to replace one of the calabrachia in … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weekend Doings
I've been doing these Friday reviews for a while now. The ones here date back to 2013, and I was doing some reviews on my old blog site before that. Since everyone approaches reviews differently, I thought I would take a few minutes today to outline how I rate and review the things I do. … Continue reading Friday Review: Reviewing My Review Process
I really do hope this ends up in a museum and not someone's front hall: Dinosaur Skeleton Auctioned "Beauty, eh?" (With sincere apologies to all the Canadians out there. I love you, I love your country, but sometimes, you just gotta): Iceberg The New Horizon spacecraft has spotted dunes made of ice on Pluto: Dunes … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Dinosaur Skeleton Auctioned, Icebergs in Canada, Ice Dunes on Pluto, and Ghost Towns Around the World
You may have seen this article floating around the writer-verse lately: Amazon and ARC Reviews It seems Amazon has been cracking down on reviews of things, not only books, that are received free in exchange for a review. In one way, I understand the issue. Since Amazon has existed, the pay-for-reviews system has, as well. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Oh, Amazon, Why You Be Like This?
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read by Robin Miles Binti is a Himba girl, born and raised in the African desert where her people's talents with mathematics and harmonizing make them the premier makers of astrolabes (sort of like a combination cell phone, computer, and more). Binti is gifted … Continue reading Friday Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Audiobook)
The internet was made for cats, right? So, let's start off this week with a slide show of some pretty cats: Cats Flakes all over your shoulders making it look like it's always snowing just on you? Don't feel bad. Even dinosaurs got dandruff: Dinosaur dandruff Optical illusions can be fun. Here are some buildings … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Pretty Cats, Dinosaur Dandruff, Buildings That Are Optical Illusions, and World’s Most Valuable Shipwreck Found