How Was Your Weekend

If you’re American and like a lot of Americans, you probably celebrated the Fourth of July in something like a stereotypical All-American style. There was family and friends and cookouts and parties and drinking and reds whites and blue everywhere, and of course fireworks. I decided to go against the grain. I decided to remodelContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend”

Road Trip 2015

School vacation week was this week. This year we decided to take a trip back down to the Maryland/Virginia area to visit family. We hadn’t been there in four years. It gave us the chance to catch up with family and a few old friends.  We started in Frederick, got the chance to both chillContinue reading “Road Trip 2015”

NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2

I promise not post progress every single day. I think will tend to make people bonkers. But here we are at the end of day two of NaNoWriMo, and I’m just curious: how’s it going? For myself, I’m justĀ overĀ 6000 words. It’s a nice start, especially since I know that once the work week hits, lifeContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2”

NaNoWriMo 2014 Commenceth

NaNoWriMo started today. For those unfamiliar with this term, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It started 15 years ago in the San Francisco area with 21 people participating. Last year there were over 400,000 people who participated. Not bad for something that started as a tiny idea. So what is NaNoWriMo? It’s aContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 Commenceth”

How Was Your Weekend?

This weekend, like many of the weekends during the school year, was a blur. Ballet classes, Sunday school, grocery shopping, etcetera etcetera–the list runs long. One of the things we did was man a table at the local Farmer’s Market. The town Farmer’s Market has been running for about a month now, and will keepContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend?”

How Was Your Weekend (part 3) – New Books

(Last one, I promise.) Part of the Memorial Day festival in our town includes a library book sale. A buck a hardcover, or a buck for two paperbacks. This year I spent eight dollars and came away with some great reading: Some are books I’ve read before and loved but don’t own (South of Broad).Continue reading “How Was Your Weekend (part 3) – New Books”

How Was Your Weekend (part 2) – Updating the Addams Family Patch

The front part of my house gets no sunlight in the summer. I have a pretty large tree in the front yard, such as it is, and another tree right next to it. And because I don’t really have a house but rather a condo, I therefore don’t really have a yard so much asContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend (part 2) – Updating the Addams Family Patch”

How Was Your Weekend/Review of “The Peacemakers”

Let me do two things at once. Let me describe my weekend using a review as a medium. Sound like a plan? Cool. This weekend was the Massachusetts premiere of a piece of music called “The Peacemakers“. Written by Karl Jenkins, it was originally performed in Cargenie Hall, it was performed in Mechanics Hall inContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend/Review of “The Peacemakers””