I hope. I am sorry for the prolonged lack of posts. I have no real excuse. We have been busy with company Easter weekend, and a sort of last minute trip to Staten Island the next weekend. I could have done quick updates but I got lazy and tired. I promise to try to be … Continue reading ThursdayThoughts: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?
Nothing really major to report. The world is moving along, the days are longer, and we are having some very Spring-like weather. I have some garden plants starting in the basement on the new heat mats. They seem to be doing their job. It's been about a week and I have a few seedlings poking … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Bit of This, A Dash of That
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
We seem to have made it into 2019, haven't we? I know I've been scarce around here for the last part of December, but after Two's Company released, I decided to take some time off to enjoy the holidays, and regroup before plunging into things again. That said, if you know me at all, you know … Continue reading Monday Musings: Onward to a New Year
4 of 5 stars Narrated by LeVar Burton, with foreword by Ann Druyan and introduction by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Like just about everyone I know, I watched the public television series of Cosmos when it aired in 1980. I enjoyed it, but I don't remember actually reading the book. So, when the audiobook came up as … Continue reading Friday Review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Audiobook)
I would have to say that March has come in like a lion this year. After all the nice weather we had just a short while ago, the last few days have been cold and colder. We even had a dusting of snow last night. Today was in the teens with winds that froze your … Continue reading Monday Musings: Winter Is Back, Dog Toys, Writing Updates, Garden Plans, and Yes, Folks, I Am Cooking Chili Again (Just Once)
Yes, this should have been done yesterday. I came downstairs yesterday and the house looked like a tornado had hit the kitchen and dining room, and then backed up to assess the damage. So, a good portion of the day was spent dealing with all that. Add to that the dog had been at the … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: A Day Late, and Most Likely Several Dollars Short
Today is Monday. And it feels like it. Like your stereotypical, no-fun-at-all, bleah Monday. I think I am still recovering from Saturday. We had the Massachusetts State Cook Off in Winchendon, MA then. As usual, the BaldMan was chief judge and I was scorekeeper. We knew it was going to be a long day- they … Continue reading Monday Musings: Better Late Than Never?
We had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Most of it was quiet. The kids and grandkids were here on Monday for some good food and fun. The grandkids are getting so big! Even the baby is almost to the actively crawling stage now. Carter, at four years old, is already a seasoned hiker with some … Continue reading Monday Musings: Memorial Day Fun, Chili Season Begins, and Other Miscellany
I'm not old enough to sing the blues But I wore the holes in the soles of these shoes You can roll the dice 'til they call your bluff But you can't win until you're not afraid to lose Well, I look in the mirror I don't hate what I see There's a few more … Continue reading Not Old, Just Older