Friday Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Audiobook)

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Raul Esparza Matteo Alacran is a clone. He was grown from a strip of skin taken from El Patron, the drug lord known as the king of Opium, a land made up of parts of the southwestern US and … Continue reading Friday Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Avengers Jokes, Sales Tax on Online Purchases, That’s One Pricey Hoodie, and Pretty Pictures

Some of these are really, really amusing: Avengers Jokes Are we going to have to pay sales tax on online purchases? Maybe, and it could be bad news for small online retailers: Sales Tax It sounds nice, and made in the USA is a plus, but $89 for a hoodie? I'm skeptical: Hoodie And finally, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Avengers Jokes, Sales Tax on Online Purchases, That’s One Pricey Hoodie, and Pretty Pictures

Friday Review: Is Not Quite Ready For Prime Time

Mainly because I haven't quite finished any of the books I am currently reading yet. Yes, I am a slow reader. I will have one next week. Meanwhile, it's finally starting to warm up around here. And I got a new phone. I deserted the iPhone ship and got a Google Pixel 2. Jury's out … Continue reading Friday Review: Is Not Quite Ready For Prime Time

Wednesday Wanderings: Spicy Peppers, Novels in Math Class, Earliest Known Fossil Finger, and Vacation in Outer Space

Love spicy hot peppers? Afraid they could cause health risks? Here are some answers (Don't worry- you can still eat your faves!): Chile Peppers Would math class have been easier for you if you could read novels as a way of learning? These teachers think so: Novels in Math Class Discovery of a fossilized human … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Spicy Peppers, Novels in Math Class, Earliest Known Fossil Finger, and Vacation in Outer Space

Tuesday Thoughts: Got To Move These Refrigerators

But, alas, no color TVs. Actually, that's probably a good thing! We decided we needed to get a real refrigerator in the basement. We had a conversion thingie on the smaller of the two freezers that was supposed to keep it at refrigerator temps, but it didn't work all that well. It was either too … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Got To Move These Refrigerators

Friday Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton Contrary to what some people apparently expected, this is not an unbiased look at the 2016 presidential election. It is, in fact, a look at the campaign from the perspective of the candidate. And Mrs. Clinton states just … Continue reading Friday Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Wednesday Wanderings: GMO and Climate Change Study Flaws, Clean Eating, How Do Conspiracy Theories Spread, and Gin and Tonic Pickles

These are both hot-button issues, I know. For me, I am convinced climate change is real, and I am not entirely convinced that the full impact of GMOs is known yet, but I also think it is important to look at the other side with an open mind. Additionally, for those trying to make a … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: GMO and Climate Change Study Flaws, Clean Eating, How Do Conspiracy Theories Spread, and Gin and Tonic Pickles

Friday Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Audiobook)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Amanda Dolan Mare Barrow is a Red. A commoner, with red blood and no super abilities. She and her family are destined to serve the Silvers, the elite, with silver blood and supernatural abilities. Mare's kind are servants to the upper class, … Continue reading Friday Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Audiobook)