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”

Weird Words, Part 10

Foofaraw This word is said to have originated in the American West where it has been spelled as “fofaraw” and “froufraw.” There are also other spellings. In writings of the Pioneer West, it was used to describe the frivolous trinkets, baubles, and gewgaws (there’s another weird word) used in trade. It is also considered toContinue reading “Weird Words, Part 10”

In Lieu of the Vet

My hope was that I could make this amusing. I’m not sure it’s really possible. Maybe once we’ve done it there will be something funny to say about it. Although, upon reflection, that might be a stretch. The thing is, Maddie is showing all the signs that she needs to have her anal glands expressed.Continue reading “In Lieu of the Vet”

Adjusting to Being Home

I’ve been a stay-at-home wife and humom to a dog (the eponymous Maddie) and cat (Bonfire) for a few years now. I’ve got the routine down. I know the rules of the house as dictated by the dog and the cat. My husband, Bernd, just this morning got the word that his place of employmentContinue reading “Adjusting to Being Home”