I got to thinking about what would make me--in this day and age--get really scared out of my wits and insist on protecting myself in the harshest possible way. I finally figured out the scenarios that scare the willies out of me, but perhaps some won't be all that uncommon or unusual as we might … Continue reading Five scenarios where I might shoot (or stab) first & ask questions later.
Thanks partly to this ankle injury (still pulls and hurts a bit, but not nearly as bad as last Friday), I've been sitting on my rear, watching the rain and trying to finish some jigsaw puzzles. I dunno what the deal is, but I've had bad luck twice in a row with jigsaw puzzles that … Continue reading When wasting time has turned to wasted time: a pet peeve.
My Copy: 9780553763010 (image from bn.com) This has to be one of the most complicated cases I've read so far in the Nero Wolfe universe. There are so many characters and so many angles to the case that if you're just skimming through, you're going to miss a lot (and it's not that long a … Continue reading Where There’s A Will, by Rex Stout
I recently discovered Boomerang on my channel list and was happy to have something other than TCM on for noise (or local news) for myself and the dogs. This week I had it on and there were lots of retro episodes of Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, etc., and it was so easy to tell … Continue reading #099–Why do 1970’s American cartoons look so murky?
Welp, not gonna turn out the way I thought. What I figured might be a bad twisted ankle that just needed icing and resting the rest of the night kept me awake every time I moved it. So I sucked it up and went to a local E.R.--bad sprain. When I described what happened to … Continue reading Personal Promises, Making Changes, and Murphy’s Law, PART 2.
I kept looking at my e-mails and my schedule earlier and decided to RSVP to an event. It's technically all weekend, coming and going and all, and if things go right, I can be there between shifts. They have a preview weekend where I like to get my musical instruments, a chance to meet the … Continue reading Personal Promises, Making Changes, and Murphy’s Law
My Copy: 9780785808725 (image from abebooks.uk.com, different design from what's available today) I've had this book on my shelf for roughly fifteen years, and hadn't so much as cracked it open til this week. I suppose there was a reason for that. I had to struggle to hit the 100 page benchmark before giving up. … Continue reading Essential Tibetan Buddhism, by Robert A.F. Thurman
I've had the "Make America Straight Again" conference notes stuck in my head after seeing some video snippets from day 1 (The Friendly Atheist has the "lowlights"--shudder). This is something that's really bugged me. When I see preachers practically frothing at the mouth about sinners, the gays, feminists, abortion, etc...I have to wonder something. In … Continue reading #098– Do These Anti-Gay Preachers Ever Get Tired of Hating?
My Copy: 9781847240170 (image from fantasticfiction.com; the image and title are different now, you'd have to find it under Taming the Infinite.) This is probably the strangest review I've left so far. I'll also admit I gave up reading at page 100. In many aspects, I like what's going on as far as how it's … Continue reading The Story of Mathematics: From Babylonian Numerals to Chaos Theory, by Ian Stewart
Aww...look at that cutie-patootie. That's my boy, once he stopped scratching his back on the grass just a few days ago. He looked up at me like "what are you doing with that phone?" Then he just started panting and wagging that tail. Well, I got home late and the pups really needed to go … Continue reading My Dog Just Killed a Possum. Scared the Hell Out of Me!