exploration, Recipe

Booze Review

A little review of a couple of fun drinks. I was amusing myself…  I went to look for a bottle of something highly recommended, which the local liquor store (nice big one with good selection, relevant later) tells me has been discontinued. Since I was there, and we don’t actually drink nor shop for booze… Read More Booze Review


Tea and the Garden

  I went on a little adventure today. Purely indulgent, and I enjoyed every minute of it! I had a nice long ramble through the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth, and then I popped around the corner to have tea in the Secret Garden.  I very, very rarely do stuff by myself. I mean, yes,… Read More Tea and the Garden

Art, exploration

Ten Minute Sketches

That’s what I’ve been doing for my daily art recently. I want to take the time to pencil, use references, then carefully ink, but I don’t have it. I don’t have the time, I don’t have the coordination, and I don’t have the inclination. Right now? Rough and ready sketches. Cartoons, really.  I can cartoon.… Read More Ten Minute Sketches


Weekend Report

  I took a couple of days away from the blog – although I did put up a post at the Mad Genius Club – because there just isn’t enough time in the two days off of my work schedule to complete all the work I need to do. I darn well tried, though!  The… Read More Weekend Report

exploration, Photos, poetry

Fallen Ruin

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive,… Read More Fallen Ruin

Art, exploration, writing

Photo Safari

My friend, fellow author, and fellow photographer Mark Alger invited me to join him on a photo safari through Cincinnati, and the First Reader and I were with him yesterday. I had a marvelous time shooting everything in sight (over 1000 images!) and listening to Mark talk about the history of each area. I’ve only… Read More Photo Safari

exploration, science

Material Excitement

This one’s for my kids, specifically the Junior Mad Scientist and the Little Man. Remember how I told you that they are looking for people to specialize in Materials Sciences, and you both looked at me funny? Well, these might help you understand just how cool, and diverse, that field is. Also, there are scholarships… Read More Material Excitement


A Traveling Woman

I’m off on another trip. The First Reader is staying home with the dog, but I’ll be back on Wednesday after having adventures! The blog is going to be spotty until Thursday, since I’m not taking my laptop along, just the tablet, and I’m not sure how well (or poorly, as the case may be)… Read More A Traveling Woman