Friday Review: Thomas Jefferson: The Art Of Power (Audiobook) by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrman

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thomas Jefferson has always been a favorite among the American Revolutionaries. Until I read this book, I didn't realize how little I knew about him. He was, along with his political life, a student of sciences, architecture, gardening, sociology, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Thomas Jefferson: The Art Of Power (Audiobook) by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrman

Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School

Saturday was the 33rd annual Massachusetts State Cook Off. The BaldMan was Chief Judge, and I was Scorekeeper, as we have been for the past several years. It was a lousy day. So lousy that we decided not to bring Lambeau, even though this is one he could have gone to, and put him in … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School

Friday (TV) Review: Twin Peaks: The Return

My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed the original series. It was quirky, confusing, and interesting. The return to it has been rumored for a while, and it is finally here. And it's- well, it is quirky and confusing. The problem is it just isn't holding my interest like the original. If you watched … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: Twin Peaks: The Return

Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility

Many animals rely on camouflage to escape predators. It seems some birds choose their hiding places based on their individual coloration and markings: Camouflage Birds Would you slip and slide down this hill after a wheel of cheese? These folks do it every year: Cheese Rolling These photos of rescue rats are irresistibly adorable: Rat … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility

Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Well, it wasn't a full vacation. Just a weekend, and there were obligations along with the fun, but it was a good weekend, so I'm counting it! A couple of weeks ago, we went to Arlington, Vermont to be Chief Judge (the BaldMan) and Scorekeeper (me) at the Vermont State Chili Cook Off. We always … Continue reading Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Friday Review: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sophronia Temminnick is a problem. She is what we would call a tomboy, certainly not proper behavior for a young lady of class in the Victorian world of manners and social class. But Sophronia really doesn't care. She much prefers climbing, investigating how … Continue reading Friday Review: Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers

First, apologies for no Monday post. Long weekend, and I needed a recovery day. It was a good weekend, just tiring. More on that next week, with pictures! Earlier this year, a joint effort by NASA and ESA landed a probe on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Here's what it found: Titan Landing This study, although … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Landing on Titan, Why Dogs Are So Friendly, and Animal Brothers from Other Mothers

Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings

An iceberg broke off the Antarctic ice shelf last week, and while this particular iceberg is not a huge threat, it is giving scientists a good look at what the potential for future breaks with more impact might mean: Larsen C With all the brouhaha over the new Doctor being a woman, it might be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica, All the Times Doctor Who was Ruined Forever, Knee Surgery, and Space Sings

Monday Musings: Lambeau and Beginner Attention Class

Lambeau had his first Beginner Attention class last Monday. He was- Lambeau. He whined and cried at all the other dogs, kept trying to get to them and every person that came by, and was just his usual PITA self when he's in a situation like that. I ended up working with him outside of … Continue reading Monday Musings: Lambeau and Beginner Attention Class