Cooking, Recipe

Coddled Eggs

No, this isn’t about making them feel really comfortable. It’s another way to cook eggs, and I’ve decided I may as well cook my way through the list I made a few years ago. It was something I meant to do then, and life got in the way. May as well start now, right? Besides,… Read More Coddled Eggs


Relax Hard

I’ve been working hard at relaxing today. It’s not a skill I’ve used a lot in the recent years, and I’m out of practice. Just like exercise, you may find that if you don’t make an effort to laze around, it gets really difficult to do.  I know this may sound odd, but I’m not… Read More Relax Hard

Book List, Books

Book Sale

I have two books in the Super Summer Sale that Hans Schantz is running. Both The Case of the Perambulating Hatrack, and Possum Creek Massacre, are on sale for $0.99 this week.  You’ll find them, and many, many others, over at his blog.  Plus, he’s got a link that will allow you to get $5… Read More Book Sale

Odd Prompts

Odd Prompts: Deep Dive

A continuation of last week’s story bit.  *** Jimmy peered at the screens, his eyes flickering rapidly between them. He was too old to still think that hoping hard enough for something would make it real. He thought this, and then rolled his shoulders, trying to make it true. The tension in his frame was… Read More Odd Prompts: Deep Dive


Wordless Monday

This is an exercise.  Literally, I am doing the warming-up my fingers by typing stream of consciousness into the blog composition window. There’s no obligation to read any further, and there’s no topic. What it is, is tricking my brain into production mode.  The human psyche is a strange and capricious thing. I can’t force… Read More Wordless Monday

Odd Prompts

Odd Prompts: Deep Dive

 “Shouldn’t it be a suit?”  “What?” He looked up from the wet surface of the dock to meet the other man’s eyes. “Jimmy?”  James Pietswach, Jimmy to all and sundry, was hanging over the rail and looking down at the man on the floating dock. “A suit. With, you know, arms and legs. At least… Read More Odd Prompts: Deep Dive

Cooking, ETWYRT, Recipe

ETWYRT: Timpana

I really debated making this a formal part of the series. Usually, when I do an Eat This While You Read That post, I’m highlighting a single author (or editor!) and a dish they chose (not necessarily one from the book, just one they like) in the recipe and post. This is celebrating an island,… Read More ETWYRT: Timpana