Spirit of Halloweentown 2018

Fans of the Disney series of movies "Halloweentown" are surely familiar with the filming location in St. Helens, Oregon. We heard tell of someone who had come out from Boston specifically for this event. Admittedly, I'm not as huge a fan as some (not that I don't love the movies) so this was my first … Continue reading Spirit of Halloweentown 2018

Belonging

I'm still trying to settle in to my new job. I started in late October, and it really took awhile to even begin to feel like I was "one of them." I'm still paranoid about everything I do. There have been some shakeups in the upper echelons already just since I've been there (one right … Continue reading Belonging

Eclipse 2017

From my front yard, coordinates 45.5229° N, 122.9898° W And I'm not sure, but did I catch a solar prominence, top right-ish? There's a little reddish thing about about "1 o'clock".   It got very dim, and a few degrees cooler. Standing under the shade of the maple tree in my yard felt like night, although … Continue reading Eclipse 2017

Side Routes – Stone Fence Crafts

Since I've been out of work and stressed to the max, I've been crocheting like a madwoman. And since I don't necessarily need all this stuff, and yarn costs money, I opened an Etsy shop to sell some of it:  Stone Fence Crafts.  For now, I'm focusing on string bags which are great to take … Continue reading Side Routes – Stone Fence Crafts

Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Today I am delighted to present an interview with a writer acquaintance, Paul Magnan. His debut novel,  Kyu, The Unknown: The Coming of Dis (Book 1) is the first in an urban fantasy series set in an alternate world.   The Territories have been unified for a thousand years, brought together under the sword of Harra … Continue reading Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Non-conformist Introvert

  This is so much on my mind right now. As some know, I was laid off from my job back in March. I took it pretty well, this being the third time now I’ve been through this. I knew the struggle to find a new job awaited me, but deep down inside somewhere I … Continue reading Non-conformist Introvert

A World Away – Chapter 5 on Wattpad

I see I've missed mentioning when I've posted the last few chapters of this story. It's up to Chapter 5 now on Wattpad, if you want to get caught up. This is a romance, if you're not familiar with it. Also, it is a work-in-progress, so the final product may be slightly different from what … Continue reading A World Away – Chapter 5 on Wattpad

Star Trek and Nostalgia

I’ve been working my way through the original series of Star Trek, which I have always adored. My family watched it together when I was a child. It was our Friday night ritual. We’d have cheese pizza (being good Catholics, so no meat on Fridays in the late 1960s) and watch first a series called … Continue reading Star Trek and Nostalgia