Not one for binge-watching, but spent all last night with “Chernobyl” for the first time… & it was dreadfully amazing.

I could probably find a better description for the HBO mini-series, but that's what's come up after I went to bed to kind of mull over my impressions of what I'd seen. As a history-buff, anything based on a true story is pretty well up for the viewing, especially if I've read up on the … Continue reading Not one for binge-watching, but spent all last night with “Chernobyl” for the first time… & it was dreadfully amazing.

August’s punches just keep landing on me; or, being on a tightrope of suspense just pisses me off…

I got a slight boost of positivity today after listening to some beautiful music, but the annoyance and dread are still making themselves front and center. I've had crappy sleep the past 3 nights because of obsessive needlepointing (couldn't do much else, and I had a drive to finish the projects) and a list of … Continue reading August’s punches just keep landing on me; or, being on a tightrope of suspense just pisses me off…

An actual winter & an insane morning don’t mix well.

17 degrees Fahrenheit. That's what it was when I finally listened to my dog's whining (which happens when he knows I'm clearly not asleep like I should be) and got up around 7 a.m. Off and on all night I'd heard freezing rain pinging on my window and roof, and it would wake me up … Continue reading An actual winter & an insane morning don’t mix well.

Family, Space Shuttles, & Coincidence: a true story.

I was only a toddler, just under 2 & 1/2, when Challenger exploded. I only remember the event because of the things I saw while the footage played on an endless stream throughout the day. Naturally, being so young, I didn't know what space shuttles were, or explosions, or death. I just know that distinctive … Continue reading Family, Space Shuttles, & Coincidence: a true story.

Day (The Night Trilogy, #3), by Elie Wiesel

My Copy: 9780809023097 (image from amazon.com) Previously titled The Accident, Day is the last book of the Night trilogy and the second fiction book of the series. I found this one a tough read, with questions that kept me going long after I closed the book. Day is about an anonymous narrator who is with … Continue reading Day (The Night Trilogy, #3), by Elie Wiesel