The 5 Love Languages: The secret to love that lasts, by Gary Chapman

My Copy: 9780802412706 (image from 5lovelanguages.com) I'd heard a little about this book in the past, and I can't remember what finally made me select it and buy it for myself. Haven't been in a relationship in ages and with my odd family situation... well, maybe that was part of the incentive to do so. … Continue reading The 5 Love Languages: The secret to love that lasts, by Gary Chapman

A piece of music & a film trailer have made my imagination very busy this past week & change…

I wasn't expecting my well... expectations, for lack of a better word, to change so drastically thanks to just some random browsing online in between work call-ins, power outages, and migraines. And today I overhauled my reading schedule to take advantage of my new plans. Now, I've written a little before about the 1984 film … Continue reading A piece of music & a film trailer have made my imagination very busy this past week & change…

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (#5 of 8)

My Copy: 9780880292610 (image from abebooks.com) Well, we all knew this one was coming, the most famous story A.C.D. ever wrote, so much so that it's been translated into several languages, made into dozens of films, plays, radio shows, and even video games (I might have one of those, now that I think about it). I'm … Continue reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (#5 of 8)

Why I am a Free-Hugger

Off and on since 2012, I've had my "Free Hugs" sign. Naturally, when it's cold or flu season, I put it away. I pull it out of my car and put it on a chair or my travel cart for people to see. Plenty of people read it, and either smile, look quizzical, chuckle, or scoff. Some mumble that nothing's for free and give me the hairy eyeball. Some are just beaming and come over with their arms out, ready to go. Some just come over to ask what it's all about, which is part of the reason I'm explaining today.