November Begins Its Good Bye

Everyone I talked to either online or in real life says the same thing: Where did the time go? No clue on this one except life did feel lived on fast forward this year. After hoping for a challenge in my library job, I got it, in spades. Hence the radio silence/sporadic writing. Again, I …

Bearded Guys With Swords

The Last Kingdom just released their new season en masse instead of weekly like they did last year. I suspect the algorithm discovered people bided their time and binged a few at a time or all of it. The show, in nutshell, deals with a Saxon-turned-Dane named Uthred as he walks between two worlds at …

Music Monday: This Is Me by Keala Settle

Last year, I listened to this song on repeat. To this day, I still haven't seen The Greatest Showman and  the way they portray PT Barnum; Hugh Jackman can't sing and dance his way around them. But this song, this song sung by Keala Settle...holy cow. https://youtu.be/wEJd2RyGm8Q For Keala Settle, even with Broadway experience, she …

Honey, I Blew Up My (Public Library) To-Be-Read Pile

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a bookworm with good intentions, and poor time management skills, will end up taking all the books she took out back to the public library before her fine gets over 25 bucks.That bookworm is me.I get reading droughts, those long stretches of having 57 books and yet feeling like …

A NaNo-ing We Go

College Fans have March Madness, fans of the written word have National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. For me, it's that time of the year to take an idea germ and grow it into a draft. I have done NaNo since 2008 with Talisin2012, who introduced me to this crazy, lovely concept. In the middle …

Music Monday: Teacher Teacher by 38 Special

  Am I ready for the real world, will I pass the test? You know it's a jungle out there Ain't nothin' gonna stop me, I won't be second best, But the joke's on those who believe the system's fair, oh yeah People go back to school in increments in Winnipeg. Students at the college …

Back to Basics

My last entry happened in mid-June with the staycation countdown. I had my time off, dealt with dad in the hospital, now out, and my parents are adjusting to life with homecare. The goal of my time off involved what direction to take the blog. In the end, I decided to go back to basics …