The effect of blogging on the Cicada rhythms

WordPress directs us today to On Techies' "Blog More. It's Good for Your Health." For scientific details, On Techies directs us to Scientific American's Blogging--It's Good for You: The therapeutic value of blogging becomes a focus of study. The latter article cites research done by neurologist Alice W. Flaherty, author of The Midnight Disease, which … Continue reading The effect of blogging on the Cicada rhythms

Tuesday Teaser 6

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't … Continue reading Tuesday Teaser 6

Fish Tales

The poor, half-eaten fish to the left graces the cover of Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology. Guppies is a chapter of Sisters in Crime, an organization dedicated to the promotion of mysteries written by women. Guppies is short for The Great Unpublished. The title is misleading: a number of Guppies are very published, but they … Continue reading Fish Tales

Tuesday Teaser 5 (on Thursday)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't … Continue reading Tuesday Teaser 5 (on Thursday)

Technical Difficulties

WordPress reports technical difficulties and has given postaday2011 bloggers a pass for today. Since I fell off that wagon several weeks ago, I wouldn't feel right accepting it. I've had technical difficulties, too. The laptop periodically slips off the network--who knows why--and I have to reconnect it. Usually I can get by with turning off … Continue reading Technical Difficulties

The Clearest Language Possible

"Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!" ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein … Continue reading The Clearest Language Possible

Shhh.

For Christmas, I received a solar-powered action figure of the Queen. She wears a blue dress and white gloves and carries a purse.When her little solar panel is exposed to light, she waves. I put her on the mantlepiece beside¬† my china teapot from Stoke-on-Trent and my red ceramic London phone booth. Since visiting England … Continue reading Shhh.

Newt, Dr. Johnson, Reasons, Excuses, and…

I'm home from an overnight trip to Dallas with a friend who was kind enough to let me go along--a mini-vacation that leaves me physically tired...but mentally refreshed...but physically tired. And incapable of coherent thought. So I'll toss out just a brief observation. Yesterday a Facebook friend posted that former U. S. Representative Newt Gingrich … Continue reading Newt, Dr. Johnson, Reasons, Excuses, and…

Teaser Tuesday 3

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 3

Teaser Tuesday 2

I didn't post yesterday. My resolutions for 2011, as I stated in an earlier post, are to blog every day; and to eschew perfectionism. Yesterday I was busy eschewing. ************** Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following: Grab your … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday 2