Monday Musings: In the Good Old Summertime

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

Friday Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

My rating: 3 of 5 stars This alternate history story starts when a meteorite strikes the ocean off the southern coast of the United States and immediately causes wide-scale destruction of much of the eastern part of the country, including Washington, DC. The aftereffects of the meteor will cause global climate change on a disastrous … Continue reading Friday Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

Friday Review: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hundreds of people are being afflicted by a strange malady. One day, they simply leave whatever they are doing and begin walking. No one knows where they are going because they appear to be sleepwalking. They can't be waked, they don't speak, eat, or drink; they simply walk on … Continue reading Friday Review: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

Friday Review: 99% True by Paul McGowan

99% True: Almost a National Bestseller by Paul McGowan My rating: 2 of 5 stars Paul McGowan is the CEO of PS Audio, designers of high end audio equipment. He also has a podcast, newsletter, and YouTube channel. It was the latter that introduced me to McGowan. He posts a video everyday where he answers … Continue reading Friday Review: 99% True by Paul McGowan

Monday Musings: Are Big Publishing Companies Anti-Library?

Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Monday Musings: Are Big Publishing Companies Anti-Library?

Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Origin by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Paul Michael In this latest installment of the Robert Langdon series, professor and symbologist Robert Langdon is in Barcelona for a live mega-event being put on by his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch is a billionaire and futurist, and claims to … Continue reading Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: News Source Bias Chart, Olive and Garlic Skillet Bread, Glass as New Data Storage Medium, and Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

A bit of a click bait headline (what isn't these days?), but a pretty accurate chart of the bias of many news sources. If you are truly interested in weeding the fake news out of your life, look here: News Source Bias Chart You have to scroll waaaaaay down to get to the actual recipe … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: News Source Bias Chart, Olive and Garlic Skillet Bread, Glass as New Data Storage Medium, and Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

Wednesday Wanderings: Micromotors Used in Medical Research, Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath and How to Help, and Cat Shaming

Medical science is using micromotors to treat diseases that used to be difficult to deal with. They have already been successful with bacterial infections in mice: Micromotors Hurricane Harvey has truly devastated the Houston area. Here are some photos that show how bad the flooding has been: Houston Underwater And for those who wish to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Micromotors Used in Medical Research, Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath and How to Help, and Cat Shaming

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