Thoughts on 3 Books #3

Hey y'all!  I hope everyone's doing well on this fine Tuesday afternoon.  I've been a busy PO but have never stopped (will never stop!) reading, and now it's time to let you know what I think about my latest batch of books. I already posted these reviews on Goodreads.  If y’all’re interested in reading any … Continue reading Thoughts on 3 Books #3

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Reasons to Vote: a Reblog

My friend & fellow Tennessean Tony Burgess reblogged Angie Harmon's excellent post today.  Tony lives in East Tennessee, which has long been a reliably Republican outpost, so it gave me hope to read this post, so much hope that I feel compelled to pass along the good word.  Please visit Tony's awesome blog to see … Continue reading Reasons to Vote: a Reblog

It’s Not Too Late, America

I am fortunate never to have been plagued by persistent, severe, or long-term anxiety about anything.  Until November 8, 2016.  Even as much as a year before that, I had begun to experience periodic mild unease after realizing the high likelihood that my fellow Americans were, or at least our predominantly older, white, male Electoral … Continue reading It’s Not Too Late, America

4 Octobers and a November

My friend Soph at sophiaismaa hit me with this intriguing Trip Down Memory Lane Through Pictures tag a few days back, so I took the opportunity to reminisce a bit. Please check out Soph's site.  She is amazing, talented, intelligent, and bold.  Thank you for thinking of me, Soph! As usual, I had to ponder … Continue reading 4 Octobers and a November

A Bit (More) About Me #6

Melanie B. Cee's Hallowe'en edition of 'Share Your World' looks too fun to forego, so BOO, y'all! Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building. Anything pointy & sharp. Share the creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone. On more than one occasion, I've … Continue reading A Bit (More) About Me #6

Brief Thoughts on a Bunch O’Books #2

I've been feeling depressed lately, repressed by my busy schedule and moodily brooding in my dark & dingy office as I work toward catching up and earning some free time I can burn by sharing with y'all.  And wouldn't ya know it, several of my sublime fellow Bloggers just happened to provide some handy word … Continue reading Brief Thoughts on a Bunch O’Books #2

Damned Cold

I don't know if this qualifies as an occasional poem or not.  Certainly it refers to a very specific moment in United States history, but it's rather opaque and somewhat vague so may present some barriers to understanding for future generations of readers or those outside of the early 21st-century American political & cultural milieu.  … Continue reading Damned Cold

Thoughts on 2 Books #6

Hey y'all!  I hope you're doing well on this fine Friday.  With this post, I'm happy to say, I'm caught up on my book reviews, which, of course, only comes after being caught up at work.  If the political situation weren't so hopeless in America right now, I'd be tempted to say I'm content.  Ah, … Continue reading Thoughts on 2 Books #6

What if? #CultureChange

How great and powerful a moment it would be for Americans if his Honor Brett Kavanaugh opened his Senate testimony today with the following statement or one very similar to it. "Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, distinguished members of the Senate Judicial Committee, and Dr. Ford, I thank you today for allowing me to come … Continue reading What if? #CultureChange