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50 Days of Adequate Books (More or Less)

I have a stack of books taunting me. Most of them I bought with every intention of reading, some were gifts. I need to make a decision on whether or not any or all of them are read-worthy. My plan is to read the first 25 or 50 pages and decide whether or not I’m […]

K is for Kayak

I spotted my first kayak of the season today. It’s a more telling sign of spring to me than crocuses. We’ve been avid kayakers for quite a few years. We rented one year and bought a couple at a tent sale the following year. We try to go most weekends, mostly local flat water. There […]

D is for Downtime

Saturday with no major obligations means a little time relax. Today that meant… …a little reading… …watching a little rugby (sporting many layers and drinking a venti latte) …some quality Spenser time… …dinner = Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burger, Wegman’s 7 grain salad and a Southern Tier IPA. All together not a bad day. […]

Get Ready for the Next Blogging U. Challenge: Writing 101

Get Ready for the Next Blogging U. Challenge: Writing 101

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Feeling a bit bereft now that Blogging 101 and 201 have wound down, or just looking for a way to cultivate good writing habits? Never fear, Writing 101 is here! (Well, it will be here, starting June 2.) Our next Blogging U. challenge moves away from the technical and design aspects…

A Very Shiny App Review

I’ve tried a few new apps and gadgets over the last few weeks. My priority has been finding a replacement for my Google Reader. Google Reader is going away for good in July if you haven’t heard. I-ve had Flipboard on my iPad forever, but I don’t really use it that often. The feeds feel […]

Victoria Jackson: Who Saw THAT Coming?

Victoria Jackson: Who Saw THAT Coming?

Back in the old days when SNL was still called Ye Olde Saturday Night Live,there was a cast member named Victoria Jackson. She was very silly and very funny and she did things like this: Or this: Victoria Jackson on SNL But now, while she is still silly, she is no longer funny. Well maybe […]

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 42,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.