I love these books! Memorable characters and locations coupled with an engaging story line are the things that bring me back to an author’s work. Megan Mackie delivers all of these with the Lucky Devil series of books. I’ve read the first three out of five novels. They are “The Finder of the Lucky … More Review: The Lucky Devil Series
MeWe can look sparse when you first create an account and log on. The trick is to join a couple of groups and add some friends. Unlike FaceBook, it doesn’t push a bunch of unwanted stuff on you. They value your time and privacy so you can configure it as you wish. You can also … More MeWe Newbie!
Ken Bebelle and Julia May Vee have created a blending of history, legend, and language that I’m sure will be recognized as a major work. While the story itself is a rousing sword-and-sorcery adventure, I was greatly impressed with the flow of languages. As someone who speaks Spanish as well as English, I know it … More Review: Ebony Gate
It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish … More Maybe we don’t have it that bad?
My current desktop computer system is about seven years old. In the past couple of years, I’ve swapped hard drives and replaced a failing power supply. A couple of month’s ago, I decided to build a new one and started researching. My desktop is used for writing, web-surfing, video streaming, graphics, and occasionally some audio-video … More New Computer Part One
Or why new technology will always have victims The recent announcement of a five million dollar class action lawsuit against Ring and its parent company Amazon, prompted a discussion among family members. The lawsuit claims that Amazon and Ring are blaming owners of the cameras for not creating strong passwords while the plaintiffs claim Ring … More Intellectual Darwinism
Ever read a story and your mind’s eye envisions many scenes as if they were Hollywood major production shots? Your favorites actors pop up and you’re wondering who they are using for stunt doubles? Yeah. That’s how I felt when I opened the first chapter of Bleake’s Geek by Lesli Richardson. I marveled at how … More Review: Bleake’s Geek
I amuse myself from time to time, with drawing house plans. Yes. I’ll admit it. I’m a frustrated architect. Our county has a rule that “accessory homes” aka mother-in-law homes, are limited to 850 square feet. With that restriction, I designed this retirement home. It features 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a stacked washer/dryer pair in … More Retirement Cottage
Way back in October of 2011, my wife and I had the privilege of a short ride through the Pennsylvania fall colors on the East Broad Top narrow gauge railway. I’ve shared a few photos of this place in the past, but had forgotten I had a whole bunch of shots from that trip. The … More East Broad Top Flashback
Aside from a very few individuals that are lucky at games of chance, no one gets rich purely by themselves. Every captain of industry, every Hollywood star, every icon of the sports world, every gifted scientist, and every great author, have earned their fortunes with the assistance of others. I have no problem with folks … More Wealth and Taxes