Quality Quotes #8

"Truly, life is the misery we endure between disappointments." Joe Abercrombie, uttered by Superior of the Inquisition Sand dan Glokta in Last Argument of Kings (The First Law trilogy #3). My office remains piled with this week's accumulated detritus, but I've made sufficient progress this morning to justify a brief blogging break.  I've been annoyed … Continue reading Quality Quotes #8

A Bit (More) About Me #10

I'm a couple days later than usual in participating in Melanie B. Cee's weekly "Share Your World".  I know y'all're chewing your nails in anticipation, so here you go.  You're welcome! Q: How can someone win a gold star with you? (i.e. win your approval and/or admiration) A: Anyone who has an observable history of … Continue reading A Bit (More) About Me #10

Call to Action #1

It's been so long since I posted to my blog that I almost forgot how to do it.  I tell you, middle age is not for the faint of heart. Friends, the Trump administration has proposed rule changes to the policies of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Homeland … Continue reading Call to Action #1

Thoughts on 3 Books #11

Hellow fellow Bloggers and beautiful people the world around.  I hope y’all’re doing well and thriving today. I already posted these reviews on Goodreads.  If y’all’re interested in reading any of the synopses, just click the linked title below the image of each cover.  And if you’ve read any of these books, I’d love to … Continue reading Thoughts on 3 Books #11

Dear Senator Lamar Alexander

Yesterday, the senior U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander, sounded off about the FDA on Facebook, lamenting its failure to weigh in on the safety of e-cigarettes.  As a constituent, I posted a version of the following response as a comment on his post.  I would be daft to expect a reply there. I'm equally sure … Continue reading Dear Senator Lamar Alexander

The Obvious Word #1

Hey y'all!  I hope you're doing well and prospering on this fantastic Monday! I'm grateful to the ever-eloquent Fandango today for giving me licence to try something new & different, a kind of mash-up of two types of periodic posts.  The first type is my A Writer's Reliquary, which I update whenever I encounter a … Continue reading The Obvious Word #1

Thoughts on 2 Books #9

I already posted these reviews on Goodreads.  If y’all’re interested in reading either of the synopses, click the linked title below the image of the book's cover.  And if you’ve read either of these books, I’d love to hear what you think in my Comments section.  You know, way down yonder at the bottom. Devil … Continue reading Thoughts on 2 Books #9