This is my place.

A place where I let it all hang out.

Throw Another Year on the Barbi

I have a birthday coming up Friday. I usually don't celebrate birthdays. I have been known to go into hiding and refuse to associate with anyone. Being pointedly reminded that I have run out of yet another year's time doesn't... Continue Reading →

Land of Pain

This is a long and boring discussion of the war in Ukraine. If you're a military geek like me, you might find it interesting. Otherwise, skip it or just look at the pictures. It is really a series of essays... Continue Reading →

Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department

If you didn't watch Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department, you're missing one of the closing season's gems. Miss Kuroitsu is an up-and-coming researcher in the Monster Development Department of Agastia. She is the principal protagonist in the series.... Continue Reading →

The Naked Violinist

A brilliant young violinist heads off to the Royal Academy of Music to fulfill his dreams. A boy who needs to please everyone. And then he is taken on by the London Symphony. There's only one problem. The pressure to... Continue Reading →

A Sad Feeling

Image from: Professor Adrian Wilson, Knee and Sports Injury Specialists I haven't been able to hike much this year. Back in January I did something to my knee. I was getting on a bicycle to go for a ride with... Continue Reading →

They’re baaaaak!

Last year we had a family of mourning doves move into a basket on a shelf under the back patio awning. They raised two clutches of eggs and then left. We emptied the basket out after they had left and... Continue Reading →

More Cars – Heavy sigh!

I mentioned last time all the difficulty we've been having with cars. One was stolen and then recovered. One was stolen and completely stripped. One was totaled by an inattentive driver making a left turn without looking. The saga continues.... Continue Reading →

Can you love me naked? – Ella Mai A powerful, beautiful, song about accepting another's rough spots and jagged edges. Take away the big shirts, the tattoos, the sweatpants and VansOkay, I don't wear no makeup, no purse in my handsMy resting bitch face is mistaken for... Continue Reading →

A beautiful duet on ice — Phil Ebersole’s Blog Guys, this is the most beautiful skating video I have ever seen. The athletes are stunning in their coordination and grace. This particular version of "The Sound of Silence" is compelling. The duet requires perfect communication, but the song... Continue Reading →

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