I’ve been making art almost daily, but for some reason I’ve been fixated on creating science fictional scenes. Digital art, and especially the fractal art, lends itself very well to this. I started teaching myself digital art in order to create covers for my own work, especially short stories as it wasn’t economically feasible to… Read More Space Art
A while back, my mother-in-law, the remarkable woman who bore and raised my First Reader, gave me a precious gift. We had been talking about this series, where I’m cooking from old cookbooks, some of which were originally my great-grandmothers, grandmothers, and mom’s books. She got up and marched into her kitchen, pulled this book… Read More Vintage Kitchen: Blackberry Flummery
Ok, it’s not just books. It is, however, just science fiction so far as I can tell. I knew if I opened it up to fantasy as well, it would become unmanageable, so I may follow up with a second list if there is interest. As it is, I’ve got over 60 names on the… Read More Strong Women in Science Fiction: Book List
I have the honor and privilege to work with a large community of writers, some of whom I also claim as friends, and it’s past time that I shared a handful of their latest releases (or, in one case, it’s been a while, but the sequel is coming out real soon now, I hear *looks… Read More New Books! Hot Books! Getcher Books Here!
The latest and greatest in science hysteria is the new study that came out with a ‘shocking’ insect population decline. Most people are reading only the headlines, and then walking around like Chicken Little screaming their heads off about the sky falling and climate changing and, and, and humans are TEH EVUL. I’m not exaggerating.… Read More Myth Busting: Bug-B-Gone
Or: The Fine Art of being Interrupted Constantly whilst trying to write a coherent docum… what do you want now? The dog’s throwing up!? oh for… Ahem. I am the proud mother of four bright children, and I love them very, very much. I’m also the dog mommy of my First Reader’s poochella, and of… Read More Hold That Thought
I’m not sure of the true origin of the word glurge. I’m not even sure it’s a real word. I know that I first heard it used to describe the masses of emails that came with the early advent of the internet. Perhaps before the ‘net, it existed – I’m sure some did, since I… Read More Glurge and Human Emotion
Mondays seem to be defaulting to my day of talking about nothing on the blog. Mondays are challenging, as I get back into the routine of the week, from the unregimented weekend, especially this last weekend where I did very little. I was lying around trying to let my body fight off the virus that… Read More Depth of Field Living
Friday’s post about sinuses, and my conversations with coworkers about soup preferences when sick got me thinking. Why soup? When I’m sick, I tend to want chicken soup, even if it is such a cliche. When I’m stuffed up and can barely breathe, I want spicy soup, so my sinuses can be flushed out and… Read More Why Soup?
I realized today that I don’t have any photos of my Dad in uniform. I don’t have a lot of family photos, period. Too many moves, too much time passed, so little foresight of the future when I was just a girl. Really, though, it’s too many moves. When you move something like 19 times… Read More Veterans and Families
The human skull is a pretty amazing thing. One of the bits of Anatomy class I enjoyed most while having to memorize the bones was getting to explore what’s called an ‘exploded’ human skull, which is one that’s been taken apart into it’s various parts. The skull, no matter what you might have learned in… Read More Sinal Salute
There’s been a video making the rounds of social media, showing rafts of debris floating in the ocean, most of it plastic. I keep seeing it being shared along with laments about how we humans are a scourge on the face of the earth and we’re killing the ocean. Only… that’s not completely accurate. While… Read More Myth-Busting: Ocean Plastic