I’m blogging to you from the kitchen counter. I decided that it was better late than never, when it came to this post, so while I am keeping a half an eye on dinner, I’m writing this post on my tablet. We’re having pierogis and sloppy joes. Not, to my relief, sloppy joe sauce on… Read More Lego my Men
I had a moment of anxiety recently, when I discovered that my husband’s favorite flavor of cake was getting hard to find in cake mixes. Carrot cake doesn’t equal spice cake, although we do like it, and Butter Pecan isn’t right, either, although it’s good too. Spice cake on Amazon was nearly six dollars a… Read More Splendid Spices
We were looking for a recipe the other day. I had a chunk of pork loin in the fridge, we’d just had pork chops… so the First Reader popped it into google. I was lying on the bed and reading over his shoulder, sort of. He started cruising websites for recipes, until he found one… Read More Can I buy a Vowel?
I can hear birds outside, as the sun rises. Far from being silent, spring is noisy joyful chaos. This is country, although crowded for my tastes – but it is country, by the lights of the surrounding farm fields and forest that looms up behind the house. There are deer that walk by the fences… Read More Birdsong
Quiet day today, taking care of household minutiae. And in the interstices, learning a new art program. I’ve been working with Apophysis for more than a year, creative fractal flames that are amazingly diverse, from organic, abstract, to highly geometric and organized. I’ve had Mandelbulb for just as long. The problem has been one that… Read More And Then, Art
Some days it seems like parenting consists of saying the same thing over and over and over and… Some days I know for a fact that is what parenting is. And still, they don’t listen. Except when I start in on the ‘so help me…!’ and then they want to know what? I try not… Read More Repetition
I meant to slide backwards today and discuss the foundations of this series – why I’m writing it and for what purpose, but to do that properly I need to cite references and frankly my dear, it’s been a whirlwind. We had a long weekend, and today I have a list of things to do… Read More Home Executive: Frugal Wife
Welcome again Doug to my blog. He sent me a post, wondering if I would be interested, and I was. I’m not a political person, but it’s hard to avoid politics right now. I did vote – I always do – but not for either of the Big 2 candidates. That said, when Trump won,… Read More Paradigms Lost- Guest Post
Waves at her readers I’m running out the door in about fifteen minutes and I still need to load the car… Despite shutting down the business website and facebook and all that, I still have clients who call, and since I have the time… Oh, who am I kidding. I miss performing. It’s so much… Read More Oh, Hey!
I’ve been contemplating mortality recently. We’re all immortal. Until we aren’t. My husband and I have talked about immortality – it’s sort of inevitable, given that I write science fiction and fantasy, and those are common tropes in the fiction we read. I also read science papers that deal with combating aging – finding… Read More Invincible, Immortal
I started out my morning by cleaning off my desk. Small task, but it’s more that I know if I don’t do it, and I keep letting it pile up, I won’t be able to get any work done. Sort of like last night, the First Reader and I taking the time to walk the… Read More Home Executive: Part I
So I was inspired by a giant slug… Sometimes I think it would be fun to create an illustrate a children’s book. And then I come back to my sanity. It’s not the art. It’s the story! I don’t know that I could tell that level of story. But thank you, John, for the… Read More Garden Battle