Sorry for the light posting here, with all the interesting stuff going on in the world; the Benghazi matter finally breaking into full daylight, Israel squaring up to Syria, the Beantown Blaster Brothers shoved off the front page of mainstream media by the escape of three young women kidnapped and held for ten years by… More »
For your Monday delectation – practically every fish-related play on words known to man.
This brought on by a series of color pictures of women working in factories in WWII. (Through Chicagoboyz.net, who also found the link to the Carbon Leaf song.)
And a brand new look, too. Just got tired of the first template, and this one has been updated oftener … so, what about a picture of a cute little cat? Isn’t that what the internet is for? Looking at pictures of cute animals?
I’m still fighting the remnants of the Cold From Hell (possibly complicated by an allergy to blowing cedar pollen which hits a lot of people around here) but at least I am starting to feel a little more in the Christmas spirit. Not much more, but at least I am enjoying the Christmas music on… More »
(Who was actually named Flash, by his family. He is/was a friendly and fluffy black cat of indeterminant age, who used to come up and hang out in my garden, before the advent of the dogs. This afternoon when we got home from a short trip to Boerne, a neighbor called with the news that… More »
It’s been a long time since I last stopped by, but this is the fortieth anniversary of swearing an oath and becoming an Airman Basic, so what better a way to celebrate than to reconnect with old readers, meet new ones, and remember all the friends that I made here in years past. Sgt. Mom… More »
Classical music, from John Dowland, and amazingly – Sting. From a couple of years ago. I have to say I like it – Sting’s voice is a little rough, but passionate, which is just right for the song, which must have been seduction music for the late Elizabethan/early Stuart era.
(For the anniversary of the beginning of World War One, the war to end all wars, which ended instead three monarchies and came close to ending two republics … one of my best archive posts.) We drove across the border on a Sunday, my daughter and I, on a mild autumn day that began by… More »
This week in the neighborhood where I live was designated for the annual bulk-trash pickup – so residents were notified a week or more ago. Once a year we can put out on the curb … well, just about anything except concrete rubble and chunks of stone. The city sends out a couple of long… More »
I am not quite sure when I discovered Rosemary Sutcliff’s novels; it was sometime in my teens. The public library had several copies of Rider on a White Horse, which I thought immediately was the most perfectly evocative historical fiction ever, knocking such lesser lights like Gone With the Wind effortlessly into the shade. Besides,… More »
You know, there are days – which are happening more frequently of late – when I open up the internet window first thing in the morning and swear that I have accidently gone from Instapundit to The Onion. It used to be that August was the silly season, but I swear, the whole darned year… More »
The whole thing, here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/advisory-nikki-finke-live-snarking-oscars/ If link is non-functional, just copy and paste. You’ll be glad you did.
Yes, it really happened – the details here, courtesy of Ace of Spades HQ.
Tomorrow… Found, courtesy of a comment thread on PJ Media.
That might be true today. It’s hard to know where that fine line is between being ready to say goodbye to a much-loved pet, and giving up too soon. We’ve all faced it, or we will, if we haven’t yet. The gray hair creeps over the senior muzzle, eventually whitening the entire face; the eyes… More »
We’ve done it again … come home with another stray dog, one which to date defies returning to whoever lost him. He isn’t from our neighborhood – since no one here recognizes him. We found him romping happily last Sunday afternoon in the empty field next to St. Helena’s Catholic Church, and he followed us… More »
It’s been another one of those weeks, sportsfans; all kinds of odd things going on, some of them personal and some of them in the larger world. Kind of hard to see which of them are more important in the big scheme o’ things, and not many of them worth a full blog-post. 1. So… More »
How Thick Is Your Bubble? Guest Score » 12 out of 20 (60% ) Result On a scale from 0 to 20 points, where 20 signifies full engagement with mainstream American culture and 0 signifies deep cultural isolation within the new upper class bubble, you scored between 13 and 16. In other words, you don’t… More »
…but on a much smaller scale. When I’m not working my day-job, or playing games on Facebook, I write short stories. I finally have enough to compile into a small e-book, which I am publishing through SmashWords.com with a tentative release date of Feb 22, Ash Wednesday. The date is tentative because it depends on… More »
Pretty damned ironic, that the Costa Concordia disaster happened almost exactly a hundred years after the Titanic. It’s not all that often these days that a European/American flagged passenger ship becomes a catastrophic loss to their insurance company – although it happens with dispiriting frequency to inter-island ferries in the Philippines and hardly any notice… More »
Hopefully, you’ve never had to suffer through a presentation like this one. I’m confident none of our readers has ever been the perpetrator of a presentation like this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rHFNJnDPYY
Ever since I finished the Adelsverein Trilogy, I’ve wanted to have a German language version out there. I’ve had emails from fans asking about it, and talked with native German speakers who assured me that Karl May (the German equivalent of Zane Grey) has an enormous and devoted Old West fan-base. This in spite of… More »
What happens in the bookstore, when everyone goes home… These people have a real bookstore, and spent hours doing this. Appreciate it, and read a book, today!