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?
This year? Not so great. We started the gardening year during the main part of the COVID-19 lockdown, so we weren't going anywhere. Which meant that getting in things like planting medium and other yearly needs was put off for a bit. I did start some of the vegetables indoors as usual, but I had … Continue reading Monday Musings: How Does Your Garden Grow?
My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Vorkosigan books are another of the iconic series in science fiction that I somehow never got around to reading. I have been trying to discover some of those books and to catch up with them a little. When I looked at the Vorkosigan series, it was a bit daunting … Continue reading Friday Review: The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Audiobook)
We are a divided people. We are broken apart by race, religion, politics, class, wealth, privilege. In recent times, those differences are beginning to look like chasms that seem uncrossable.
Did you watch the launch of the SpaceX Dragon capsule on Saturday afternoon? We did. And it was a beautiful thing to see. It was so good to see the USA sending astronauts into space in a capsule made and launched right here at home. We have been out of the space business for too … Continue reading Monday Musings: Space, the Final Frontier
At least for the natural world. We had robins make a nest in the rhododendron out front this year. We've been watching the progress from 4 small blue eggs to little pink hatchlings to the now almost too big for the nest and starting to sprout real feathers baby birds. We've also had our regular … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Life Goes On
So, it's like day 4,732,356 of the Quarantimes, isn't it? I don't know, I have lost count. I'm lucky if I can remember what day of the week it is. Who am I kidding? Most days, I have to look at the day/date on the computer to know. Are they running together for you, too? … Continue reading Monday Musings: Rain, Rain, Go Away