Monday Musings: Streaming Music, Title Woes, Writing Updates, and A Bit of Weather

We've been playing around with streaming music services lately, mostly Spotify and Pandora. It's been fun. I've been listening to stuff I never would have otherwise, and have found some things I like that I probably wouldn't have if it meant picking up a whole CD. That's always been an issue for me and music … Continue reading Monday Musings: Streaming Music, Title Woes, Writing Updates, and A Bit of Weather

Wednesday Wanderings: Arctic Ice Cap News, Most Relaxing Song, Be Informed, and Wildlife Photos

More disturbing news regarding the Arctic ice cap: Arctic Ice Stressed about the political, social, economic, or world climate? Need to just sit back and relax for 7 or 8 minutes? This may help: Most Relaxing Song in the World This is good advice for anyone in this internet, sound-bite, echo chamber¬†driven world (Note- it's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Arctic Ice Cap News, Most Relaxing Song, Be Informed, and Wildlife Photos

Monday Musings: Nice Weather, Holiday Weekend, Fantasy Football, and Writing Updates

First, I would like to tell you that it is a perfectly lovely day here today! The sky is blue, it is not 90 bajillion degrees with a million percent humidity, and I have windows open all over again. Aahh! Last Monday was Labor Day. It was quiet here. Actually, we had a nice, quiet … Continue reading Monday Musings: Nice Weather, Holiday Weekend, Fantasy Football, and Writing Updates

Monday Musings: Another Month Bites the Dust, and Some Writerly Musings

It's August, isn't it? Summer's last fling, so to speak. Although, I must admit that I'd like it if it flung some cooler weather and rain our way. I am not quite ready for ¬†Fall yet, and certainly not for Winter, but some more moderate Summer days would be nice. The Summer Sale promotion at … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Month Bites the Dust, and Some Writerly Musings

Monday Musings: Writing, Weather, and Other Random Thoughts

I have gotten to chapter three in revising this year's NaNoWriMo project. The working title is Two's Company, and it is sci-fi, specifically space opera. I've figured out a sub-plot and have started weaving that into the story. Things are getting fleshed out more, and some bumpy spots smoothed over. So, progress is being made. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Writing, Weather, and Other Random Thoughts

Monday Musings: Weather, Not Gonna Make That Reading Goal, Weird Cat, and Writing

The weather turned colder this weekend. No snow yet, but I am sure it is coming. I think. We are now forecast to get up into the 50's and possibly see 60 later in the week. Very odd for Christmas week. We are almost at the end of the year, and it looks like I … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weather, Not Gonna Make That Reading Goal, Weird Cat, and Writing

Monday Musings: December?, Car Troubles, (Identified) Flying Objects, and Dinner

Uh, this IS December, right? I mean, I can't say I am not, on some level, enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures and lack of snow and ice, but at the same time, this is just not right. Without heading down a rabbit hole that is not going to lead anywhere productive, I am not liking … Continue reading Monday Musings: December?, Car Troubles, (Identified) Flying Objects, and Dinner

Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays

First thing I have to do is send a shout-out to our chili friend, Scott Navaroli from Massachussetts, who became the 2015 International Chili Society Salsa champion at the World Championship in Reno, Nevada this weekend. It is always good when a champion comes from our chili family. I always thought Scott made a championship … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Champions and One More Cook Off, Brrrr!, and Here Come the Holidays

Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from Into the Woods, Lighthouse v. Waves, Owning a PitBull Changes You, & Poster Fails

I love "Into the Woods." I've seen the movie, but still prefer the original stage play. Wrapped up in the fairy tales and music are some good life lessons. This post lists many of them. (Yes, there are errors, but the writer is a teenager. It's quite good despite those.): Into the Woods Lighthouses have … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from Into the Woods, Lighthouse v. Waves, Owning a PitBull Changes You, & Poster Fails