Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hunger For Books

This is an important list: Queernorm Worlds: 37 Fantasy Books with No Homophobia. I can already vouch for many on the list and look forward to reading more!!

I have shared Cat Sebastian's writing with two good friends who are both appreciating her smart, sweet, historical and wonderfully smutty romance novels. I am full of smug satisfaction at these successful recommendations.

I'm having a hard time settling down to read my next two book group books (Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and Once I Was You by Hinojosa). So I am allowing myself to start the fun books first. I'll do the dutiful reading closer to our meeting times. I'm in the middle of the latest Jeeves book. This Bertie is a bit too smart but he'll do as the whole confection hits all the right notes. 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Peering out

Coming late to the party here, but wow - Miriam Makeba! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


 Last spring I watched eagerly to see what would bloom in our new yard. There were some leaves that came up by the mailbox that looked like daffodils but no buds or flowers came along, just the green. I concluded that we didn't have any functioning bulbs. But! this year I was happy to be surprised by one crocus and a few lovely daffodils in the front yard. Share my joy. 

In the backyard we are mostly overrun by wild garlic. But the redbud trees have buds and everything is greening a little more every day, all around.  

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Urgent Redirect

 You better read Mrs. Kennedy now. If you can resist reading parts of that post aloud, you are a stronger man than I. Picking pot strains compared to selecting mutual funds, oh yes. 

Monday, February 22, 2021


It is the end of the winter. It is a hard ugly time of year when things are going well or at least monotonously. Right now I am consciously thinking through resources, things that nourish and support me. Gather all your supplies and lets get through this.