Welcome to the first official day of summer.Â The lightning bugs have been out for a few weeks.Â It’s been hot and muggy with a lot of rain.Â Not exactly how it should be towards the end of June and not the most comfortable.Â This month you can look forward to some more book reviews… Continue reading The Rest of June
I’ve attempted the Bloggiesta RSS mini-challenge hosted by Puss Reboots and have failed.Â Here is what we’re supposed to do: Check to see if your blog or website has a feed. WordPress has one for the site.Â I also have a feed with feedburner but haven’t done anything with it. Set up a feed if… Continue reading Bloggiesta RSS Mini-Challenge
Tonight I received an email from Steven Luxenberg about Annie’s Ghosts.Â It’s ready to be released in paperback tomorrow with a new cover.Â My review of Annie’s Ghosts from July 2009 is still available for view. Isn’t this a nice cover?
A day I look forward to (and nearly always forget until that day) is almost here.Â Free Comic Book Day!Â The last few years I try to get a copy of Owly because it always has Korgi art by Christian Slade.Â I like his Corgi style and he’s a fellow owner.
Each week I participate in the Mailbox Monday meme where people share what books came into their house that week.Â Sometimes the books really doÂ arrive in the mailbox. Last year I recall the US Postal Service talked about eliminating home delivery on Tuesday as it was the least busy day for them.Â Now there is… Continue reading The Possible Decrease in US Postal Service Delivery
If someone told me ten months ago I would be spending my free time using technology more throughout my day I would have thought the person was crazy.Â Â I work with technology all day long.Â How would it be possible to use it even more? In July 2009 I signed up for Twitter.Â I was very… Continue reading Technology Changes and So Do I
even a Welsh Corgi turns into an Irish Corgi.
The signs of spring are in my neighborhood: My neighbor’s tulips are an inch above ground. The morning walks with the Resident Corgi are longer. Birds chatter away in the lilac bush in the mornings. Mourning Doves sit on the telephone wire. Geese travel in formation to their favorite nesting spots. The pond water is… Continue reading Signs of Spring
YesterdayÂ morning I had the chance to listen to Henning Mankell on NPR’s Morning Edition.Â His latest novel doesn’t have his famous character, Inspector Kurt Wallander, in it.Â In fact, it’s mostly populated by women characters.Â Mankell read the opening scene.Â It is a desolate landscape and put a chill down this listener’s spine. It was… Continue reading Henning Mankell Interview
About a week and a half ago, my Palm T|X fell from our phone cabinet and my keys went with it. The screen itself appears to be holding together but there’s funny business going on underneath.Â Where you see yellow in the picture, the dead grey pixels are slowly taking over and spreading out.Â It’s… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to An Old Friend