Ah, thank you, Minions, for reminding me why I'd never let a metal-loving six-year-old borrow any of my guitars. I gotta admit, I was wondering if this Sunday was going to turn into every other Sunday for the past few months, where by now I'd be laying in bed with a headache actually wishing Monday … Continue reading Sunday Going Right: progress toward a real training plan for piano & guitar.
I heard a little about this, but thanks to clearing out my house and trying to get my brain back on track and life moving on, I hadn't paid much if any attention to the news in a week. So, I missed this gem from a few days ago. Lawson Craddock I heard was from … Continue reading Lawson Craddock, or, a Houston athlete who made promises & kept on going…
My Copy: 9780316253031 (image from amazon.com) Well, now I'm back to my Canadian author after the holiday. Chris Hadfield is probably the best known astronaut of the 21st century so far, and no wonder when you read this book and see what all he got involved in. I haven't had the chance to read many … Continue reading An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, by Col. Chris Hadfield
I've spent the past few days on several job sites, and I'm getting more and more annoyed each time I sit at the computer and try every combination of keyword and such that I can think of. Maybe I'm picky, or maybe I'm too broad in my thinking, but my results aren't terribly helpful. I'm … Continue reading #075–Why are Job Search Websites so NOT Helpful… or is it the Employers Posting the Jobs That Make Them Seem That Way?
I hate how I get in the determined mood to do something, or re-do something, and suddenly I'm sick. But I've said that one before, so I won't re-hash it. My throat is finally doing better. I haven't been sneezing or coughing nearly as much (and if I do, it's first thing in the morning … Continue reading Tonsillitis is (mostly) gone; Time to pick up my licorice stick and (gulp) relearn to play…
My Copy: 9780812589047 (image from abebooks.com) I've read this book at least half a dozen times. I was having a very blah week and picked this up again. It's always worth reading. I can read it in less than two days easily because I still don't want to put it down. Ender's Game refers to a … Continue reading Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
My Copy: 9780199267170 I had a hard time getting through this one. I was confused a little as to the behavior of many of the characters, and finally the ending made me a little mad at first. I had to take some time to read it again, and some analyses made of the story. My … Continue reading “The Taming of the Shrew,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare
My Copy: 9780131867192 (image from abebooks.com) Another blast from the past, another self-improvement book on the shelf...but I've actually read this one...way back when. I was just so young I didn't know what to do with it. My memory sucks, and with all the books on my shelf (and all the classes I keep signing … Continue reading Double Your Brain Power: Increase your memory by using all of your brain all the time, by Jean Marie Stine
Banks and retailers, please listen up. It's the Christmas shopping season, a time when we're supposed to be thinking about peace and good will toward men (the philosophers of Peanuts already covered this pretty well--go look it up). Doesn't stop outright greed in the form of overindulgence or theft. Especially theft. And the easiest way … Continue reading It is time I let retailers and banks know how much I HATE chip cards, and why.
My Copy: 9780890965191 (image from amazon.com) A lifelong-resident of the Houston metro area, I am one of thousands of schoolchildren who has made what I like to call the "4th grade pilgrimage" to the San Jacinto Battleground, famous as the shortest decisive battle in history. Most people know about the monument (which wasn't supposed to … Continue reading Battleship Texas, by Hugh Power