Top Ten Themes

21 Jul 19
musings of a book girl

24in48 is in full swing and I’m having so much fun doing ALL THE READING! After being in a book slump for over a month, it’s nice to have this weekend to play catch up on my TBR. Here’s how I did on the books I planned to read last week and a look at […]

21 Jul 19
The Captain's Speech

I’ve been using social media for ten years. Sorry, should I have introduced myself before saying that? For some reason, this feels like one of those meetings where you sit in a circle, admit your faults, and try not to get too many cookie crumbs on yourself. I’m not going to do that, it’s too […]

21 Jul 19
Music Mecca

San Francisco native, Josh Gray, is a current Americana artist whose music entices everything from rock to blues to bluegrass. He got his first guitar when he was 16 years old, but he did not perform a live show until 15 years later. He stated, that he “simply was not ready.” He released his first […]

21 Jul 19
The EOFFTV Review

During the 1980s, several episodes of Gerry Anderson’s hugely popular television series were reverse engineered into “feature films” by editing episodes together into something vaguely resembling a coherent storyline. Space:1999 (1975-1977) was the first to get the treatment with Destination Moonbase-Alpha (1978), Alien Attack (1979), Journey through the Black Sun (1982) and Cosmic Princess (1982); […]

21 Jul 19
Teaching in the Tropics

The 2019 Pacific Games officially came to a close on Saturday July 20th, after 5,000 athletes representing 24 pacific nations competed in the two week event. All of Samoa, from Apia to Asau, was decorated in flags, banners, and pennants to welcome each of the teams. When I initially signed up to volunteer at the […]

21 Jul 19
Truth2Freedom's Blog

Abram’s God and Mine Genesis 12:1–3 The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. […]

20 Jul 19
The Robert Taylor Odyssey

Welcome back, friends, to the final installment. If you missed Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3, please click away and check them out at your convenience. That said, let’s finish this up! “Run Free” – “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” (2002) There is no soft intro to “Run Free” – Zimmer begins the propulsive […]

20 Jul 19
Bad Songs List Court

This is the first installment in the results of what wound up being a five-year research project. There will be forthcoming lists in the same format for all years in the current decade. Now, 2010 was right at the end of the extended slump in popular music that happened between the end of 1995 and […]

20 Jul 19
The Independent Learner - wisdom for learners and educators

My blog has earned me an award. OK, I am not receiving an Order Of Australia medal, I’ve not been paid for my blogging, and a lot of thought and typing has earned me a mere 80 views by 40 people. In order to be awarded a Toastmasters certificate (my sister compares Toastmasters awards to […]

20 Jul 19
Romanticist Ideal

I’m standing on the shore of a pond inside a park having a cigarette. The park spans two city blocks and is covered by more than half by this pond. There’s a playground near the back and a common area with benches and a monument near the front. On weekend nights when the sun passes […]

20 Jul 19
FugueStateKnits

Wow – it’s been a long time! There have been many things happening, few things happening, life happening and a lot of knitting happening.  I have been remarkably (for me) monogamous with some projects and have cast on many more.  And I wonder why I have (mumblety mumblety) projects on the needles? Hmmm cannot imagine;). […]

20 Jul 19
Tallis Steelyard

Far be it from me to mock musicians. After all, some of them are competent, accomplished, excellent company and masters of their art. Indeed I would swear to this in a court of law, because I’ve worked with all three of them. Of the others that I have worked with, there are still some whom […]

20 Jul 19
Running Scared

Digested read:  went to Alvaston parkrun for a spot of parkrun tourism.  It was very nice thank you for asking. Undigested read: Yes indeedy, it was an out of this world parkrun, because it offered up an earth rise, and not (m)any parkruns do that, and I particularly appreciated this what with today being  the […]