Revenants Abroad Free through December 31

I decided to make Revenants Abroad free through the end of the year on Smashwords. Amazon doesn't allow a price below .99 unless I put it into the KDP Select program, which I can't do right now. I'm still hoping the Multnomah County Library will pick it up, and it has to be available on … Continue reading Revenants Abroad Free through December 31

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2016, We’re Counting on You

I gave up making New Year's resolutions years ago. Generally, it seems a week into the new year most are already forgotten. It's not that I don't have goals, but sometimes the resolutions I've made were not all that intrinsic to my interests or that important in the long term. Lose weight? Sure. Exercise more? … Continue reading 2016, We’re Counting on You

Survive the Holidays

Sorry to be a Debbie Downer on Christmas Eve when everyone just wants to party and have a good time, but I hope everyone can spare a thought for those who may be alone. I've spent more than one Christmas Eve alone (and other holidays, but we'll skip that for now) and let me tell … Continue reading Survive the Holidays

Some Consolation

This is what I get for going to work when most people are on vacation/holiday. It's a driveway at one of the farms I pass, with their own streetlight, but we'll just pretend it's the moon, 'k? And these trees on the hill. I like silhouettes. I did not set the camera to black and … Continue reading Some Consolation

Blessed Beltane

Blessed Beltane to all my pagan followers, of whatever tradition you follow. Beltane/Beltaine is also known as Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht, and it's one of the four big fire festivals of the pagan year. http://youtu.be/On2CgB_Ya9c   UPDATED:  I changed the video, this is a better version, especially for those who won't be joining a circle … Continue reading Blessed Beltane

Welcome Spring

Click on the pic for a little card. Some of you folks have had a brutal winter, and you may be feeling like Mother Nature let the clock wind down in your neck of the woods, coming to a dead stop in the middle of winter. But fear not! The wheel of the year continues … Continue reading Welcome Spring

Festival of Carols

The annual tradition of the Festival of Carols begins tomorrow on Portland's classical station, KQAC. They play the most beautiful Christmas music composed through the ages, so many pieces and arrangements that you've likely never heard. It's four days of non-stop glorious music so if, like me, you've had all  you can stand of "Rockin' … Continue reading Festival of Carols

What Would Dickens Say?

The season of commercial excess is upon us, unfettered, in all it's foul glory. Like a juggernaut, the exhortations to 'Buy! Buy! Buy!' come fast and furious now, and no matter how much we may bemoan the crass commercialization of this season, most of us will dutifully heed the call, in some measure. Stores opened … Continue reading What Would Dickens Say?

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have swiped this from an email from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, just so you know. I found them after watching "The Big Year" and getting more interested in birding. I still haven't done much about it, but I do love birds, so...   Just in case you're grousing (har har) around the interwebs … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!