So, blog posts are on hold for a bit. The BaldMan is in hospital with cellulitis again, and there have been complications this time. Back when I can. Meanwhile, if you care to send prayers, thoughts, healing energy, we will be grateful. Thanks.
One of the trending discussions that cropped up among the genre social media feeds during the past month revolved around the idea of canon. Specifically, the perceived loss of reverence for what the complaining folks considered the classics of science fiction literature. They complain that "these kids today" have no idea what great scifi is … Continue reading Canon? Or Cannon?
Did August seem like a month that both slid by at breakneck speed and crawled so slowly it seemed to be moving backward at times? It sure did to me. And here it is September. The year is winding down, and I can't say that I will miss 2020 when the calendar finally turns over … Continue reading Well, Hello There, September!
I am going to be taking a break from blogging for a bit. Well, it's going to be a pull back from most social media, really. I'll still be around, just not as much. I will keep up with the Friday Reviews, since I will still be reading. There will be stuff now and again … Continue reading Monday Musings: Break Time
So, the WordPress counting bots tell me that sometime in the last couple weeks, I hit 500 followers here at And So On. Thank you! To celebrate, I am going to give away a paperback copy of my first novel, Circle Unbroken. Just drop a comment on this post with a email address so I can … Continue reading Ooh, Look, 500! (And a Gift For You)
In the good old summertime, I am sitting inside in the nice air conditioned rooms. The air temp (Sunday) is 95. Heat index is 102. I am not going outside unless I have to. I watered all the flowers and veggies earlier, swept the deck, and took the dog out this morning. He'll need to … Continue reading Monday Musings: In the Good Old Summertime
One of the things we've been doing lately is trying or re-trying some different cocktails. We have gotten pretty settled in our cocktail routine: gin and tonics as our go-to, everyday drink, with maybe a martini on the weekend, and for a bit of a treat, a wee dram of Scotch (for me) or bourbon … Continue reading Monday Musings: #quarandrinking
My brain has not been all that coherent lately. Everything seems to work in fits and starts, and I can't maintain any sort of momentum. Sure, I could blame the pandemic and a few other things, but I don't think any one of them is really what's going on. Maybe it's just a combination of … Continue reading Monday Musings: Short Takes
"Like seven inches from the midday sun" Or, at least, that's how it has felt the last couple days. We've had heat indexes over 100. The humidity hasn't been too brutal, so I guess that's a good thing. Still, I haven't been outside more than necessary. The dog goes out on the deck, sleeps for … Continue reading Monday Musings: “Man, It’s a Hot One”
Well, there are. Most of them are the Halloween stories I have written over the last few years. I add to them when I have something I think you might like. I just published another one, called Get A Clew, that is pretty much a straight up murder mystery. If you are interested in reading … Continue reading Hey, Did You Know There Are Free Stories Here?