Goodbye 2016, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass …

Terrible year (see these photos from 2016). Hope we have another year, but it's too much to hope that it won't be terrible.This is an image from 2016 I will cherish.  Next time I am in Colorado it will probably be a strip mine.I surpassed my goal of reading 50 books in 2016 and hit 73, including re-reads. I … Continue reading Goodbye 2016, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass …

 Heat has finally broken here in East Nasty.It may be back. It may be back tomorrow. I will enjoy it now. Have hope now.The beloved dogs do not like it hot. Cid doesn't like to walk on the sidewalk even, prefers the grass. 2014 List:36. The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson35. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, … Continue reading


Hot, steamy, grass dying, plants drooping, dogs panting, sweat down back, cicadas in the night. Summer in the South.2014 Reading List:30. Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline29. Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter28. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens27. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie26. The Gift of Wings, Mary Henley Rubio25. Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age, Bohumil Hrabal20-24. … Continue reading Mid-Summer

The Turn of the Year

Have my usual holiday season cold. Though sometimes it's stomach flu. Grateful for small favors.Snowed in Nashville yesterday. Very beautiful coming down but it didn't stick.Quiet. Hibernating. Watching first two seasons of Downton Abbey.Making jambalaya today with everything left in the refrigerator.Waiting for the return of the light.51 books this year, nearly one a week. … Continue reading The Turn of the Year