Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
“If I have a ticket waiting at the Tucson airport, can you fly to Austin? Is this thing important enough that you would go and see Kivu? Does he know you? Would he trust you?”
“I think so, yes. Wait a minute! Just fly off to Austin?”
“Do you want to be part of how this story develops? Or do you want to leave it to press hounds like me, who might get it wrong?”
“You always were a bitch, Val.”
“Yeah, I know.”
“I’ll do it.”
(from Dark Inheritance by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear)
6½*/10. The complete review is here.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
I have to admit it - this is me whenever the subject of getting rid of old (already read) books comes up. True confession: I'm looking over at one of my bookshelves right now, and there's a "Photoshop 7" book on it.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Meat Loaf has a new album coming out! Titled Braver Than We Are, with all songs written by Jim Steinman, it is due to be released September 16th.
I am stoked!! I've seen Mr. Loaf twice in concert - the first at the (second) peak of his popularity, and the second many years later, at a venue so small I was literally about 10 feet from the stage. I was not disappointed either time.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
Taken during the Baton Rouge Black Lives Matter demonstrations yesterday. There are no words to describe the confrontation between the forces of elegance, resolve, and the demand for justice versus brute force, racial killings, and the white status quo.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Friday, July 08, 2016
I've been in the hospital since Monday, being poked, probed, tested, sedated, purged, and deprived of Sodium and fluids.
Which is to say that everyone at Banner Heart Hospital was professional, committed to keeping me alive, finding out what was wrong with me, monitoring my vitals, and changing my lifestyle to a healthier one.
I was able to come home tonight. in as good of shape as could be expected, and I have only one thing to add...
Lasix, you and I will never be friends.