Friday (Movies) Review: Hunter Killer and Shattered

We watched these two Gerard Butler movies recently. Hunter Killer is the more recent of the two, released in 2018. Shattered (originally titled Butterfly on a Wheel) is from 2007. They are very different movies, so I am not going to try to compare them. I'll just give a few thoughts. Hunter Killer: ( 2.5 stars) This is your basic military … Continue reading Friday (Movies) Review: Hunter Killer and Shattered

Tuesday is Tough

Hello, Head Cold, my old friend. You've come to visit me again. With your phlegm always creeping, And my tired eyes are weeping. And the germs that were planted in my brain Still remain Within the sounds of hacking. And that, my friends, is how my week is going. How's yours? ====================================================== Medusa “Deuce” Grainger … Continue reading Tuesday is Tough

Friday Review: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a very short story- only about 4 pages- by the well-known and well-loved author of A Wrinkle In Time and  The Left Hand of Darkness. It is intriguing and disturbing, and raises questions that maybe … Continue reading Friday Review: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

Wednesday on Writing: When Is It Done?

How do you know when your story is done? That is a very good question, and I'm afraid there isn't a very good answer. Because, for the most part, it never really is. "But you have stories and books that you have published. Aren't they done?" Well, yes, they are. At least, they have a … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: When Is It Done?

Wednesday on Writing: Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome can affect anyone in any part of their life, but I am going to focus here on what it means for a writer. First, what is Impostor Syndrome? It's the deep down feeling that you aren't a "real" writer. That what you have done, published, accomplished so far isn't good enough or important … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Impostor Syndrome

Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff

The weather is looking more March fickle than February depressing lately. We've had 50 degree days, sun, clouds, snow, rain, and today is cold and really windy. If this is February, I can't wait to see what March is like. It will probably come in like a starving lion taking down a gazelle and go … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff

Friday Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Jenny Lawson is probably best known as The Blogess. This book is the first of her memoirs and it is, like many memoirs, essentially her life story. But Lawson has not had anything near a normal life. … Continue reading Friday Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Monday Musings: Hey, It Snowed Last Night

Which isn't surprising as it it still Winter here in the Northeast US. We did have some deceptively warm days and some chilly ones with sun and clear blue skies that were just teasing us, but we are back to gloomy and cloudy with fresh snow. It was just a couple inches, and it's pretty … Continue reading Monday Musings: Hey, It Snowed Last Night

Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another of the fill-in sort of stories we've been seeing in the Star Wars universe the last few years. This one gives us some backstory on Han Solo- where he came from, how he got to where he was when Luke and Obi-Wan found him, his friendship … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story