Monday Musings: Shipping SNAFU, and Deep Thinking

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Our youngest grandson turned one last week. His party was yesterday. We ordered a gift for him through Amazon, and it was scheduled to arrive at our house on Saturday. No problem, right? Especially since Amazon is usually so very good at this stuff. Well, this time, not so much. The order status was “Shipping Soon” all week, with a delivery date of Saturday, 9/24. No notice that it had actually shipped. A couple of emails got not much more in the way of information. On Saturday, the status still said “Shipping Soon” and that it would be delivered by 8PM. Eight came and went, and no package. A phone call got a “Hmmmm. Not sure what’s going on.” But they did say they would find out and make sure it got shipped asap, and they are refunding our money. Not quite as good as having the gift to take with us, but I’ll take it. And, he’s one, so I’m sure he didn’t even notice he didn’t get a gift.

Amazon Prime shipping is usually spot on, but something got glitchy with this one, for sure. Of course, some might say that if we had ordered it earlier, there would have been wiggle room for something like this.Ha! That’s why we pay for Prime- so we don’t have to think about these things before the last minute!! Anyway, Logan will have his gift, just a bit late. And I am sure he will love it anyway.

On a personal note, I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. Well, more than a bit. I’ve been cranky and sore and tired and just not right. Yeah, I’ve had a cold that seems to be hanging on a bit more than it should, but this has been going on longer than that. I pretty much feel like this:

Black and White

I don’t like it. I have had no ambition, no desire to do anything at all, and haven’t gotten a lot done in any aspect of my life in a while. It’s gotta stop. And the only one who can stop it, is me. I really do believe that if you change your attitude, your way of thinking, your outlook on everything, you can change yourself and your life. I’m not talking about anything so serious as to need outside help. It’s more that I’ve fallen into some non-productive habits and I’ve let them take over. That’s going to change. I am making some changes in what I do and how I approach each day. Most of it is internal stuff. but I hope it will manifest outwardly. I’m going to do more for me; more of what I want to do, how I want to do it. It will probably take some time. Bad habits, or any habits, are hard to break, but replacing them with better choices will help. It’s going to be a process, but, you know- baby steps, right?

Oh, and this is the first week of Oktoberfest, so we are planning a German themed dinner menu this week. And that means I got sauerbraten down to marinate this morning. Yum! All German, all week. Doesn’t get much better.

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After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
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In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from British Folk Songs, Civil War Gag Reel, Ancient Cave, and Bad Lip Reading NFL

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If you are a fan of British Isle folk songs, you will enjoy these. (It’s also pretty good advice.):

Making Light

Here’s a short gag reel from “Captain America: Civil War,” full of giggles and cursing. (Hey, you try to say “Ms. Maximoff manipulates molecular…”!):

Gag Reel

This cave in Romania has been isolated for 5 million years and has some incredible inhabitants:

Ancient Cave

And, as always, the Bad Lip Reading NFL version is hilarious:

Part One

Part Two

(Image from ybuedu.org)

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tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Tuesday Thoughts: Weekend Wrap-Up

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I missed the Monday post yesterday. It was a long weekend, and I decided to make Monday a recovery day. I barely touched the computer at all, and didn’t have the mindset to write up a blog post.

It was a chili weekend again- or, as I was calling it in my head, The Magical Chili Cook Off Tour. We had back-to-back cook offs on Saturday and Sunday, both in Connecticut. Saturday was the CT State Cook Off in New Haven. It’s always a good event. This was the 24th annual ChiliFest there, and people in the area do look forward to it. You can tell by the crowd that turns out to taste the chili, vote on their favorite, look at all the pretty cars in the car show, and shop the craft vendors.

Stephanie came down on Friday night so she could come to the cook off. We went to dinner at Nataz, a place we’ve gone to before. They do a prix fixe menu, and the food is just so very good. I have no idea how they do it for $35! You get a nice cheese plate to start. This year, we had a really good smoked gouda, a creamy and mild goat cheese, brie, and Maytag bleu, served with crostini and fruit. Then, you get a choice of salad, appetizer, dinner, and dessert. They don’t have a bar, but you can bring your own beverage of choice. We brought a bottle of prosecco this year. I had salmon, and it was one of the most generous aized pieces of fish I’ve had in a restaurant. And delicious, as well. I brought some home since we did bring a cooler with us, and we had refrigerators in the hotels.

The cook off went well. We had good entries in all three categories, and in the Road to Reno cup, which is a special event done at CT State. It is for those cooks who have already won red and qualified to cook at the Worlds Championship cook off. Gives them a chance to make a practice pot, since some of them have not cooked red in a while, depending on how early in the season they won. And to pick up a bit of money, as well. We had a tie in that one, and I was one of the tiebreaker judges. It was one of the hardest ties I’ve ever broken. Those two chilis were both excellent, and so close it was hard to even identify a small thing to pick one over the other. As it turned out, all the tiebreaker judges picked the same winner!

When we were done there, we moved on to Bristol, CT and a Doubletree hotel for Saturday night. I like Doubletrees. How can you not like a hotel that gives you cookies when you check in, right? (We also got cookies when we checked out!) We were tired and hot and just needed a good shower and time to relax a bit, so we did that, and went to the restaurant in the hotel for dinner. Another wonderful place with great food. We both ordered Ceasar salads, and holy cow! We got trenchers heaped with salad! We could have made a meal out of the salad alone. Some of that came home, too. I had handmade papardelle with lobster. Yummy! The pasta was nice- cooked just right, although it could have taken a bit more salt. And lobster claw and knuckle meat- my favorite. I do have small bit of that left, as well. And we sat in the sports bar at the hotel for a while. It was fun. The bartender was very friendly and personable. It wasn’t busy, so we chatted a lot. Football, mostly. And a guy came in who knew the staff, and he brought a bag full of candy that he was passing out to everyone. So, I got Reeses and Snickers! I call that a good night, all around!

Sunday’s cook off was the Zombie Biker. There is a motorcycle ride around noon, and yes, zombies wandering through the crowd. The weather held off, and we didn’t get the forecast rain, which was a good thing. We drove home Sunday night.

All in all, it was a long, tiring weekend. I am coming off a cold, and that did not help. I was pretty blasted on Sunday, and not feeling all that great. I kind of expected that, since I wasn’t fully over the cold, and all the busy and more than my usual not-sleeping crap didn’t help that any. So, yesterday was a recovery day. I gotta say, though- I slept last night! Only woke up a few times, and got back to sleep pretty quickly. I feel somewhat better today. I am coughing less, that’s for sure.

So, we are done with chili for a while now. One more at the end of October, so we have a break now, and after that, nothing until Spring. I love doing these things, but, honestly? By this time, I am ready for a break!

And that was my weekend.

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tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
 

 

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In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Friday Review: Against the Light by Dave Duncan

Against the LightAgainst the Light by Dave Duncan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Woodbridge family are worshippers of the Mother, an old faith that has been supplanted by the Children of the Light. The followers of the old faith are endowed with various talents which enable them to influence the actions of others, seem invisible, or manipulate physical objects, among others. The Children denounce these talents as witchcraft and persecute those of the old faith as heretics. Rollo Woodbridge, the eldest, went to a neighboring country to study his craft, as he has been gifted with more of the talents than most. When he returns home to serve as a clandestine missionary, he is arrested and tortured, with execution to follow. The Heirarchy of the Light use the opportunity to attack his family. Maddy, the daughter, is married off to a distant relative of the Church leader and his politically connected brother. The rest of the family is attacked and presumably killed. Maddy swears revenge and leaves her husband to work her way into the high society to gain the position she will need to do so. Rollo is rescued, and their youngest brother, also a major talent, is saved by his familiar, a black dog named Smut, who leads him away from home at the right time to avoid the massacre. All three are determined to change the world they live in, each in their own way and not knowing the others have survived. When their fates begin to converge once again, they will need to work together and with former enemies to get their revenge.

This was an pretty good book. The basic plot- old religion supplanted by new order which hunts down and persecutes them- is not a new one in fantasy, or fiction, for that matter. But it is handled well here, and the book really revolves on the characters more than the plot. All of the main characters are well done, although I did find it a bit disheartening to see Maddy fall back on the trope of using her sex to get what she wanted. On the other hand, it was this that led to the story its main romantic subplot. And, while all three siblings wanted to avenge their families, they were far different in their approaches. Maddy was shrewd and planned every step. Rollo preferred a non-violent course, and Bram was the impulsive hothead. All three grew and changed believably throughout the course of the story. Secondary characters were more than just window dressing, and added reliably to the plot.

The action moved quickly with few slow spots in the narrative. Some of the scenes with Rollo in the prison might be a bit much for their graphic description of his torture, but there was nothing overtly gory. The setting was defined, without being overdone. The feel of the 16th century time was good, despite some intrusions of modern bits that felt a little out of place. The ending left the way for a sequel without leaving too many loose strings.

This was an enjoyable read, and a good alternate history fantasy.

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After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See

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There’s a fair bit in here that I don’t understand fully, because, well, physics is hard. But it’s an interesting idea and it proves there is still a lot to learn out there:

Time Crystals

Here are images of Jupiter’s North and South poles taken by the Juno spacecraft:

Jupiter’s Poles

America’s first lighthouse turns 300:

Boston Light

I’m just going to leave this link here and let you find out for yourself:

Time Sink

(Image from npr.org)
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tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Monday Musings: Nice Weather, Holiday Weekend, Fantasy Football, and Writing Updates

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First, I would like to tell you that it is a perfectly lovely day here today! The sky is blue, it is not 90 bajillion degrees with a million percent humidity, and I have windows open all over again. Aahh!

Last Monday was Labor Day. It was quiet here. Actually, we had a nice, quiet weekend all told. Stephanie came for dinner on Sunday, but she was the only one who could make it. Monday was a pretty laid back, relaxing type day, and that’s a good thing to have once in a while, don’t you think?

The rest of the week was a pretty normal one, except that the BaldMan got an extra day off on Wednesday. When he went in to work on Tuesday, he found out that there had been a power outage over the weekend that knocked out their network. And it wasn’t getting better fast, so they were told to stay home on Wednesday unless they heard differently. He didn’t. Yes, technology is wonderful, except when the power fails!

Oh, yes, and we were supposed to draft our Fantasy Football teams on Wednesday night. I spent a good part of the day researching and building my draft list. I was ready! Only to sign in Wednesday night to find out that our commissioner (whose name I will not make public, but he’s bald and lives here) left our league set to auto draft, and it was too late to change it. The managers were not happy. However, as it turned out, no one ended up with a really poor team. I probably got about as many of the players I wanted as if I’d done a live draft, so I really can’t complain. And a few of my player have done quite well so far this week. I am going to beat the BaldMan’s ChiliCats team for week one. Go, Leapin’ Leprechauns!

I thought my iPhone screen was cracked. When I got it, I also sprung for the fancy screen protector that was supposed to be super good and would keep those pesky screen cracks from happening, even if the phone got dropped. But I couldn’t feel an edge to the crack, so I thought it was the actual phone and not the protector. I finally pulled the thing off, and it is the protector that is cracked, not the phone. Whew! And the nice thing about it is that it has a lifetime replacement warranty, so I went online and ordered a new one. Had to pay shipping but it was far less than a new protector would be.No hassle, no problem. Just have to return the broken one within 60 days, and they sent a postage paid envelope for that. It’s a Zagg InvisibleSheild Glass, in case you are interested.

Nothing else of note last week, really. I am still working on revising my spacce opera, “Two’s Company.” I hope to have this revision done by the end of this month, and then I will be needing a couple of beta readers for it. And I’ve started working on the idea for this year’s Halloween story, and continuing work on a couple smaller things.

Have a great week!

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Available now:

 

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Friday Review: My Reading Challenge

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I do the Goodreads reading challenge every year. It’s not a set list or anything like that. You just decide how many books you want to read this year, and then track them at the site. The way I work it is, I set a goal, and if I reach that goal by the end of the year, I add one to it for the next year. I don’t remember what number I started at a few years ago, but I am shooting for 25 books this year. Let’s see how I am doing, shall we?

My first book was marked as read on January 2. The last full book review was July 26. I did a quick review of some samples of books I am thinking about buying in August, but that doesn’t really count. So, on that front, I am a bit behind.

As far as total number of books read, I am currently at 17, which is 68% of the challenge. That leaves me 6 to read between now and December 31. I think that’s doable, but I am going to have to get on it, and start to carve out reading time every day in order to make it.

Want to know what books I’ve read? Okay, here’s the list:

  1. Goblin War by Jim C. Himes
  2. The Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks
  3. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  4. The Letters of John and Abigail Adams
  5. The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
  6. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  7. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
  8. Prudence by Gail Carriger
  9. The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
  10. Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe
  11. Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig
  12. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  13. Kill the Crazy by Lucy Carol
  14. Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook
  15. Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy
  16. Floor 21: Descent by Jason Luthor
  17. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

My reviews of all of them are here on the blog (go to any of the posts and click on Review under Categories on the right hand side) or on Goodreads. Many are also on Amazon, though I admit to not being really good at putting them up there.

I like having a goal for reading. I haven’t always made that goal in past years, but it does keep me reading, even when it would be easy to skip picking up that book in progress. Even a few pages feels like I’m accomplishing something.

Do you set reading goals? How do you keep track? Do you use a specific challenge?

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Available now:

 

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Thursday Thoughts: I Think I Missed Something

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Which would be my usual Wednesday post. Of course, I spent most of yesterday thinking it was Thursday, and I didn’t have to do a blog post. Not sure when I thought I did the Wednesday Wanderings, but there it is.

I blame it on the Monday holiday. I mean, yeah, I like a long weekend as much as the next person. But they always mess up my perception of the rest of the week. I am a day off, on one end or the other, for the rest of the holiday week. So, you can give a big ol’ raspberry to Monday for the lack of posting yesterday.

So, what did I do yesterday? Well, for one thing, we were supposed to draft our Fantasy Football league last night. I spent a good portion of the day researching and building my draft list. Only to find out that our Commissioner (whose bald head shall remain nameless) left our league set to Auto Draft and didn’t notice until it was too late to change it. It worked out okay, though. No one in the league really got badly drafted. I got about as many of the players I wanted as I thought I probably would if I were actively there. The only problem I have is that too many of the other players are on the same bye week as my preferred list players. So, I will have to do something about that at some point before those weeks come up. And I got Tom Brady as my back-up QB, which is fine as long as Carson Palmer stays healthy at least until week 5! So, for at least this week, and maybe next, I am not going to do a lot unless there is an injury or some such. Once I have an idea how things are playing out, I can start to tweak things.

Oh, and Football is back! Yes, it is! And it’s about time! Time to pull out the mantras again:

Just win, baby!

Go, Pack, Go!

Next week will be better. I think. I hope.😉

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Available now:

 

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

Monday Musings: Laboring (Or Not)

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This is what Labor Day looks like at my house. I hope yours looks similar. Or, if you do have to work, hope you get at least some of this in. 

Wednesday Wanderings: Oldest Welsh Myth Book Under UV Light, Purifying Plants, Ancient Israeli Artifacts, and MRI of Sting’s Brain

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Ultraviolet light reveals text and markings in the oldest Welsh language book that has been found. It may contain new stories or poems about Arthur and Merlin:

Black Book of Camarthen

We’ve known for a while that plants can help purify the air in our homes. Here’s a list of some and the toxins they can help filter out:

Air Purifying Plants

A worker for an Israeli electric company found a treasure trove of antiquities while on the job. His family is turning them over to the state. Among them are a hand grenade from the Crusades era (The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, perhaps?):

Antiquities from the Mediterranean Sea

 

A fMRI of Sting’s brain revealed some interesting things about how the brain classifies music:

MRI of Sting’s brain

(Image from outsidepride.com)
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Available now:

 

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.
 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here