Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July celebration yesterday. I’m still recovering. We went the traditional route this year, meaning we didn’t lounge around the house or act like it was just another day. We braved the crowds and the heat to see our daughter in the parade (and embarrassed her when I had […]

A Sad Day: Vince Flynn Dies at 47

It saddened me to learn that one of my favorite authors died yesterday. Vince Flynn, the author of Kill Shot, Last Man and American Assassin, died at the young age of 47 of prostate cancer. He left behind his wife, Lysa, and their three children. I picked up Flynn’s American Assassin, thinking my husband would like it in my […]


It’s not every day that I’ll admire a bug. Most days I’d rather squash them or run screaming for cover when they start dive bombing my head. I swear flies have a thing for my ears, always trying to use them as their personal landing bay. So it is a rare occasion that I will […]

Bloggers, Assemble! (A Blogosphere Experiment)

Who’s ready to try an unknown blogger experiment? I’m in. Hope it’s fun.  

Memorial Day Battle of the New Computer

It’s been a few days since my last post. This is mostly due to the craziness of the last week of school and the Memorial Day weekend. But also, my laptop started to give me problems. So naturally, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Two years are about average now for laptops and […]

Amazon to Publish Fan Fiction

It’s interesting to watch the big boys of the book world duke it out for the next big thing to keep their burgeoning bottom lines in the black. A little over a year a go, Random House gobbled up E. L. James and her successful Fifty Shades trilogy, a former Twilight fan fiction in another […]

My Inner Trekkie is Showing

Star Trek: Into Darkness officially releases this Friday, but I have tickets to my local theater for tomorrow. I haven’t been this excited for a movie release since I don’t know when. I’m still nursing the emotional wounds for missing the nine-minute trailer shown during The Hobbit. And more than a little frustrated that I […]

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