Thoughts on 3 Books #4

Hey y’all!  I hope everyone’s doing well on this fine Friday morning.  It's been a crazy busy week, and I knew Wednesday was going to be a long day when I walked into the courtroom at 8:25 AM; the gallery was standing room only and the room was hot, stuffy, and stank of bad breath … Continue reading Thoughts on 3 Books #4


Santa’s Spies

Sunday, I was up in the attic handing tubs full of Christmas decorations down to my helper, The Girl.  Last month, she officially made me the father of a teenager. TG:  "Which one of those tubs are the elves in?" Me:  "Elves?  Uhh...  What elves?" TG:  "The elves you put out every year around Thanksgiving, … Continue reading Santa’s Spies

Q: A review

I already posted this review on Goodreads.  If y’all’re interested in reading the synopsis, just click the linked title below.  And if you’ve already read Q, I’d love to hear what you think in my Comments section.  You know, way down yonder at the bottom. Q by Luther Blissett, translated by Shaun Whiteside.  Rated 3 … Continue reading Q: A review

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

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