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!!
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
It has been quite a long hiatus from WordPress. I missed writing here, though I have kept up with my usual round of blogs whether I commented when I visited you or not. I have really been limiting my time on the computer the past few weeks. Wrapping up the end of the school year … More Summer, the 4th, and what’s new!
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?
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau When you are young, time seems to crawl, winding along in slow circles, no rush, no worry, no pressure to get things … More wanderlust and lily river
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
This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green, Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes, Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes. D. H. Lawrence
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
Photo by Polly Atkin Spring has sprung; little green tufts are appearing through the brown in the garden, robins are chirping at dawn, there is a different quality to the sunlight in the late afternoon. And, the surest sign of spring: Carl has posted the Once Upon A Time III challenge at Stainless Steel Droppings. … More once upon a time iii challenge