You probably already figured this was gonna be a downer post, and your intuition would be right. Read at your own discretion, because there's a lot of introspection--or attempted introspection--going on. I haven't heard from or said a word to my mother since July. One rabid, ranting phone call that began okay and then had … Continue reading I actually remembered Mother’s Day this year, & we’re not on speaking terms. Weird.
This is super early and I know more details will come, but I already know I'm most definitely not leaving the house much if at all the next few weeks. By this weekend, the brushfire's gonna sweep the country. And I'm in the Bible Belt. Okay, Big Thing in the Sky, could you knock some … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving… & now for some WTF from our new Supreme Court.
DISCLAIMER: It has been forever since I've read Revelations all the way through (trying to get through Proverbs still... again) and some of what I'm remembering may well have to do more with cherry-picked stuff from the pulpit, or Milton, or Dante. I don't know. I'm trying to go with what little I remember. I … Continue reading Absurd Q #150: What % of Christians will vote for Trump because they believe he’s the Antichrist & will ensure Jesus’ return?
photo from commons.wikimedia.org I saw a brief blip when I was scrolling through YouTube earlier (which I mostly had on for noise) and it said that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was gone. I didn't react at first, just read the clip title and moved on. I suppose I wasn't ready to think on that. I just … Continue reading The Great Lady has gone today. And tomorrow, the really sick & twisted games begin…
My Copy: 9780553582017 (image from bn.com) I can't believe it took me over two months to finish this book. I actually read the last two hundred pages last night because I was so eager to get through them and I couldn't sleep, so why not? The action increased its pace nicely with some quiet moments … Continue reading A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire #5), by George R. R. Martin
It's become clear to me that other than our tempers, when it comes to the big things, my mother and I are polar opposites. I started yesterday morning off fine & was taking pics of some of what I was pulling from the garden (didn't want to risk losing them to the storm). We had … Continue reading I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…
My Copy: 9780553582024 (image from bn.com) Well, this one seemed to have too much and too little in its pages, all at the same time. Many characters are missing, which is disappointing because I kept going further and further, wanting to know what happened to X, or Y, or Z. This is a book for … Continue reading A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice & Fire #4), by George R. R. Martin
My Copy: 9780345535429 (image from bn.com) I gotta admit, this one took a month or better to get through because so much and so little seemed to be going on all through it. But I have a feeling getting through this hurdle will mean the next installation will just take off running. A Clash of … Continue reading A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice & Fire #2), by George R. R. Martin
Every time I hit the quarter mark, I try to compile the lists in case you're wondering (like I often do) the weird places my noggin likes to take me. Also, considering this odd virus situation we're all dealing with in some way, maybe this'll be a silly little distraction. So, to make this easy, … Continue reading Questions I’ve had: the “mile & a quarter” — #101 – 125.
My Copy: 9781939578211 (image from bn.com) You can probably tell that the title is a bit of a reverse play on Rick Warren's best-selling Purpose Driven Life book, and is quite the reverse with it's outlook. Whereas that book insisted on religion as the foundation of our lives (specifically Christianity as he saw it), Barker … Continue reading Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning, by Dan Barker