And still another wall (and still not THAT one)

I thought I would be done. When I posted last week, I thought I would be done by now. My brief wall notwithstanding, I was pretty certain I would put a bow on it and be finished by the time this post rolled around. I was wrong. You see, I hit another wall. After finishing […]

A Facebook challenge comes to the blog!

Some time in late April, I did something I don’t normally do: I accepted a challenge. Every day for ten days, I was supposed to list a record album that I still listen to. I had been seeing this happening for a week or two, and found it interesting to see what people I knew […]

Random Thoughts

It’s been a tough week, capped off by the long drive to get the Catbird back to school from spring break. Here are some random thoughts: *Defenestrate is a great word, but, boy is it hard to work into everyday conversation. *There is nothing more optimistic in this world than a dog. *Waking up to […]

Hello, Square One

Oh, hello, Square One, I…wasn’t expecting to see you here. How are you? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Four years? Really, that long? Time flies, huh? Sorry I haven’t kept in touch, you know how it is. Well. I’d love to stay and hang out, but– Yeah, sure, we can hang out a little. […]

Musical Monday: Jackie Wilson said what?

It’s a Monday, there’s something like eight inches of snow on the ground (despite the forecast that told us we’d have half that, at most), and I’m kind of tired and achy, hoping it’s not something coming on. So, we’ll have some rather chipper music today! About two weeks back, I completely got Van Morrison’s […]

Weekend Update: (Temporary) End of the Cold edition

Greetings, all. Woke up this day to a welcome sight: the mercury in our outdoor thermometer was above zero, which it hasn’t been before sunrise in close to a week. Not that you can feel it, mind you; took the dog out and was surprised at how cold it felt, courtesy of a decent breeze […]

The Lure of the Shiny

The good news? This isn’t a post about politics, or Harvey Weinstein, or anything really unpleasant. The bad news? I don’t know. Maybe it’s not bad news at all. In fact, there really isn’t much news at all. Saturday was a good day for writing. I am now heading into the final hundred pages of […]

The Reading List, 2017 (Part III)

Amazing that we’re into October already, isn’t it? Here’s the list of books read and completed between July and now–have you read any of them? The Good Life (2006), Jay McInerney. Unintentional re-read. I did not like it nearly as much as I thought, and I can’t remember what I thought of it the first […]

Monday Musing

Another Monday morning that catches me rather bleary-eyed and unprepared. Second cup of coffee is on its way in and I’m not much better off than when I got up! -Despite having to work through almost all of my Saturday, attending a memorial service for a really good guy I knew through work, having to […]

On the Cusp

A funny thing happened while I’ve been griping and grumbling and carping about my current WiP: I’m nearly finished. Last night, I sat down and tried to work on the penultimate chapter. I didn’t have much success, but that’s okay. The morning was productive, and this chapter will come–I may start in on it after […]