I’ve been thinking a lot about writing lately. Notice, thinking, not writing. One can think anywhere at any time: driving the car, tossing and turning in the dark at night, walking the dogs, or jogging on the treadmill. One does not have the same freedom in writing. I could list a million excuses, which only … More A Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn’t Want to Write There
A published article! I’ve been working very hard at this….. the real deal! Doesn’t look like I will be retiring from the day job any time soon, but one has to start somewhere, right? I have a couple more pieces sitting on the publishers desk, ready to find their way to print at any moment. … More Brave New Traveler, Arvol Looking Horse, and tt, of course
Ella Fitzgerald – Am I Blue? No, I’m not blue! But once in a blue moon only comes…. once in a blue moon! Happy New Year everyone, with my wishes to you for health and happiness, all of your hard work rewarded, dreams fulfilled, and peace everywhere. It has been such a pleasure getting to … More Am I Blue?
Finally! I made it to a gamelan concert and dance. We were invited by a friend of a friend from California. The first orchestra to play was a group visiting Bali for a month from the US, studying Balinese music. The performance was great, and it looked like they were having tremendous fun. Then the … More bali – 7
I am known here by my alter ego, at least in name: Qugrainne. This is a shortened, yahoo style handle, which comes from the name Gráinne Ní Mháille. Gráinne is also know as the pirate queen of Connaught – and her Anglicized name of Grace O’Malley. Gráinne was born in 1530 in Ireland, of course. … More the irish pirate queen, Gráinne Ní Mháille
The Write on Wednesday prompt, How do you find positive things to write about in these troubled times? Do you think the written word has the power to effect positive change? What came first, the robin or the egg? What came first, the use of language that produced the larger brain capacity, or the larger … More the power of the written word
January has been Science Fiction month, due to Carl’s encouragement at Stainless Steel Droppings – and The Sci Fi Experience 2009, which will run from January 1st through February 28th, 2009. Inspired by the Carl’s reviews of John Scalzi’s work, particularly Old Man’s War, I decided to plunge into another world. Trying to find a … More The Lady in the Loch – Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
**2013 Harley Davidson Anniversary Party in Milwaukee All hotels rooms are booked…… try an AirB&B booking. Enjoy the festival, the museum, the plant and all that the beautiful city of Milwaukee has to offer – and that happens to be a lot more than beer and cheese! please see this listing and inquire. House is … More Another weekend, part 1 harley davidson