It was quiet. A sacred quiet. Tranquil. The spaces were large, with gentle air flow from muffled fans running somewhere behind the marble columns and arched ceilings. I climbed the carpeted steps to the second floor of this sanctorium and made my way to a large open area designated for microfiche, business, and periodicals. * … More Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
Once Upon A Time is my favorite of all the yearly events hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings. And it is here just in time as the snow melts away, even on the north side of the house where it was piled high by the shovel. I am starting my participation of the event … More Spring is here (sort of) along with………Once Upon A Time!
This is going to be a bit of stream of consciousness writing… the whirling dervish in my brain is wreaking havoc with my Venn diagrams and I am a bit incoherent. Lots of photos then! But first, I have to mention, Diana has a fun book giveaway going on at Oh! Books…Paper…Real life. Diana went … More Out With Venn Diagrams, In With the Whirling Dervish (and Steampunk)
Do you ever notice the connections that run through your life? Some are major – can’t miss them. Some are so small, so infinitesimal, it would take a magnifying glass to locate them. In my mind, I think in shapes or pictures or typeset words. The connections I am referring to look like circles. Like … More The Venn Diagram of My Brain
There is one more Bali post in the wings, but life has interfered with my blog time! Thanks to encouragement from Linda Shoreacres, I am posting pictures today. Thanks Linda. You made my day!! This trip to Bali was about a lot of things for me. Spending time alone, reading, meeting people, taking photos, writing. … More Bali – and people
Short stories are pretty low on my list of favorite things to read. I can’t remember ever purchasing a short story anthology. So picture my surprise this evening, when I realized that I have been reading short stories voraciously. Travel is what started it all. I have been journaling about travel experiences and about dreams … More You were bit by what kind of bug?
Lists are the way I normally accomplish things that need to get… accomplished! I have been unable to make a list for the past two weeks because I knew reading it would put me over the edge. This blog is misnamed; it should be So Many Chores, So Little Time. Books? Who has time to … More How my life went to the dogs
The Once Upon a Time Challenge from Stainless Steel Droppings has pushed me into unchartered waters again. Thus I have read a young adult book titled Savage, by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean. How I came about reading this particular book is a sad story. Harry Schwartz Bookshop has been a Milwaukee meeting place … More savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean
Vampires? Romance? Bodices bursting on book covers? I don’t read those types of books. And then Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings introduced me to Colleen Gleason and the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. I read, enjoyed, and reviewed the first four books in the series last fall. Unlike most vampire stories which are set in modern time, … More as shadows fade – the gardella vampire chronicles by colleen gleason