Books, Review

A Trio of Reviews

This was a good week for reviews!  Jim McCoy gave Fantasy Treehouse Art & Architecture 5 out of 5 Swamp Chickens (a joke that will make more sense if you’ve read the book). I was tickled he wanted to review the art book, it’s out of his usual zone. If you enjoy fantasy and science… Read More A Trio of Reviews

Books, Review, young adult

Oh look! A book!

I grew up reading Westerns. Mostly Louis L’Amour, but my great-grandparents had a full set of Zane Grey (in the iconic red-and-white covers) in their home on the Oregon coast. I collected a fair chunk of them, for nostalgia if nothing else, only to lose them to a flooded basement. I imprinted early on those… Read More Oh look! A book!

Review

Smoke gets in your…

Mouth?  I’ve spent most of a lifetime being chased around a campfire by smoke. You know the drill, if you’ve spent any time camping at all. You snuggle up to the warmth of your tiny blaze, and then the smoke gets in your eyes. You move, and it follows… Plus, when you get back out… Read More Smoke gets in your…

Garden, Review

Butterfly Garden

There is more to the Texas Discovery Gardens than the butterfly house, but oh my that is an amazing place to visit. Worth the round trip that passes me through downtown Dallas, even. Tucked into the Texas State Fairgrounds, this small garden is a jewel, and very kid-friendly. Even on a hot day, there is… Read More Butterfly Garden

Restaurant, Review

Lunch in Alvarado

I’m writing this post because the Little Man asked me to do something. Also, over his sixteenth birthday celebration we had a conversation about his nom-de-blog. He’s half a foot taller than I am, broader in the shoulders, and ‘little’ just isn’t the right word any more. Except… he thinks it’s funny. And he told… Read More Lunch in Alvarado