Memorial Day in Photos

The First Reader and I went to a local cemetery (Middletown, Ohio) yesterday and took pictures. They may be gone, but as you will see, never forgotten. It was a peaceful, contemplative time to walk among the fallen lying under the green grass and bright flags. Some were taken...

Angeled Eggs

Deviling is a food process, a snarky reference to the fires of hell and the spices people added to things like deviled eggs that made them seem hot to taste.  Devilled eggs are a traditional picnic and party food, only my dear First Reader’s mother made them differently, and...

Reasonable Stocks

I just reread a comfort book. A Louis L’Amour called A Man Called Trent. That was the magazine version of a story he reworked into The Mountain Valley War for a Bantam paperback. There isn’t enough difference between the stories to matter much, though I’m sure there is more...

Review: Here Be Dragons

This isn’t entirely a review. Sarah asked me to write the introduction for this collection of her short stories, and I greedily agreed, knowing it meant I would get to read them all as part of creating a good introduction. Since she has priced it very, very reasonably, I...

Review: Mercy Thompson

See larger image Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1) New From: $3.24 USD In Stock I’ll be putting up two reviews today, so look out for one this afternoon. This morning, you get a review not of a single book, but a whole series. Someone over at According to...

Bright and Early

Well, it’s early, anyway. There are clouds hiding the sun, and it’s chilly out there in Southern Ohio today. I have been sitting here for a half-hour trying to think about what to blog on this morning. So far, it would either be me musing on what makes an...

Art: Taking the next step

This last semester I took a drawing class and enjoyed it immensely. I know that in addition to giving me some sanity time where I could create and switch from science brain to art brain, I did improve my drawing skills. Drawing 1 would more correctly have been called...

Plotting

#amwriting and I have a question for you…  The First Reader and I spent about 6 hours yesterday in a car together. We are both exhausted today, and feeling slightly hungover. These trips are worth it, to see his parents and we love doing them, but the driving takes...

Traveling

We’re headed to Kentucky to see family today. I’ll be home later with beautiful pictures and warm memories. Also, lots of plotting for the book, as that is getting slowly started. I will try to put up another post later, but it might not happen. I tend to be...

Rebooting my Brain

I’m blogging over at Mad Genius Club today on how I’m going to get back into the swing of writing after this long break.  I’m back. I didn’t mean to take two weeks off from blogging, but that’s what it ended up being. It’s not that I haven’t written...