I hope 2015 is off to a good start for everyone.
My November PerNoReMo went well. I ended up with a good idea of what that manuscript needed. And December saw the initial scribblings for some new scenes and the fleshing out of some existing ones. I’m still at a loss, however, as to what to post on the blog these days.
Because there’s a simple fact I’ve struggled with for nearly two years. Continue reading
After three years of blogging, I know December is busy for so many of us. We leave shorter comments on some blogs and shift to “likes” on others. Our visits to yet others disappear. And too many of us feel guilty for doing so. Continue reading
Today we have my first “repeat review” for an author through NetGalley. If the Shoe Kills was written by Lynn Cahoon and is the third book in the Tourist Trap Mystery series. The publisher, eKensington Books, categorizes the book as Mystery. Continue reading
As you know from a recent post, I’d hate to see English lose its more complex tenses and moods or vast array of adjectives and adverbs. But when it comes to spelling reform, I’d be all for it. Continue reading
Last week was uber busy with getting a big mitigation report out for one of our work projects. That really limited my time to visit other blogs, so I hope you’ll forgive my shorter-than-normal comments or apparent absence. It also meant I didn’t spend as much time with my PerNoReMo as desired, but I hope to make better progress this week. So today we’ll finish up the travelogue posts from my September trip to England with “The Walk” along a chunk of Hadrian’s Wall. Continue reading
Generations of American school children from the 1930s through 1970s learned to read with Dick and Jane. Who could forget such classic lines as:
“See Dick. See Dick run. Run, Dick, run!”
Overly simplistic, even for the time, I escaped their clutches thanks to my older sister, who taught me to read before I started school. It was soon apparent to my first-grade teacher that I could read above level. And so one of my classmates and I were given separate lessons at the third-grade level—with several non-Dick-and-Jane books. Continue reading
So as I work on my PerNoReMo, we’ll keep this post simple. Here are some photos from York that my husband and I took in September. York features some wonderful old Medieval and Renaissance buildings and the wall that protected the old city.
We stayed in a hotel located in a building dating from the 1700s that had been built against one of the Medieval gates, which you can see at left below. The view at right is back up the street from the hotel.