Weird Words, Part 11

Nincompoop Even though the word “nincompoop” is considered to be colloquial, it’s claimed that it has a very learned past. One account reports that it stems from non compos mentis, which is Latin for “not of right mind.” It’s claimed that it was once actually a legal term. The idea of a lawyer using thatContinue reading “Weird Words, Part 11”

Soliciting an Editorial Review

Every now and then, Google offers up an article that is really relevant to my needs. For the most part, though, they offer bits about celebrities with whom I am not even familiar, or sports news. And of course there is the constant barrage of Covid-19 based articles. But the other night, there was anContinue reading “Soliciting an Editorial Review”

Side Effects

Side benefits, actually. My steel-toed work boots have seen a lot of use lately. My husband’s place of employment still has not reopened. We don’t know if they will. The company was in some legal trouble before the pandemic and since it’s a medical office, reopening poses a few more challenges than it might for,Continue reading “Side Effects”

Two Ways of Looking at Things

There’s always two ways to consider something. I’d be willing to bet that there’s usually even more than that. My husband, Bernd, and I have two different basic modes of operation. His is mainly to panic. Mine is to mainly remain calm. It’s not that I’m more enlightened than he is. It just that IContinue reading “Two Ways of Looking at Things”

All Other Concerns Aside …

It’s springtime. Where we live in the higher elevations of central Arizona, which means wild swings in temperature between night and day. The lows are still in the forties (just two weeks ago they were in the thirties), but the days are in the eighties. That’s a forty degree shift. During the hottest part ofContinue reading “All Other Concerns Aside …”

“The Alien Visitation Chronicle” is Live on Amazon

I was waiting for the two versions (eBook and print-on-demand) to link up on Amazon before making the announcement that my newest novel is live and available on Amazon. But it has been six days since I published it and five days since it went live and they are still listed separately. Amazon says itContinue reading ““The Alien Visitation Chronicle” is Live on Amazon”

I like Science Fiction but I Don’t want to Participate

Well … if I could get on a rocket and go to the moon today, I’d be sorely tempted. I’ll qualify that: a nicely settled, well-established moon base would be preferable. Hey! I’m 67. I like some comfort in my life these days. It’s movies like “Andromeda Strain” and “Contagion” that I don’t really wantContinue reading “I like Science Fiction but I Don’t want to Participate”