Primarily this website is a place I can practice my web-editing skills. It’s set up using WordPress, and edited in CSS, with some other files toyed in HTML. Fairly basic tools out there.
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest - B There definitely seems to be a trend so far this year, with my discovering books that 15 year old Ashley would have loved. For the last year Priest's name has been all over the corner of blogosphere which I inhabit. And since she's from that Chattanooga place which so many of [...]Read More
Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand B If you like a sense of eerie with ugly undertones, this is a great book for you. Me? I'm not so much into the ugly, I like being creeped out because I'm scared, not because the world isn't a beautiful place. However, the atmosphere and mood is very well executed, nothing is being laid [...]Read More
Everything is Illuminated - by Jonathan Safran Foer - A - The weaving of viewpoints and stories was a bit strange. And in fact, it was because of this that I had a slow time getting into the book. Much like reading a collection of short stories I didn't want to leap from one into the next, I wanted to simply read a [...]Read More
Pretty isn’t it!
Tomatillo Pepper Sauce
Roast in the oven (the grill is preferred but sometimes you can’t do anything about the rain) until the exterior begins to blacken and char. Roast whatever you have on hand, in this case I did:
2 long sweet peppers
1 spicy pepper
2 little green peppers (yes I know it’d be easier [...]
Obviously livejournal being down on a day that I really have the desire to blog was the required impetus to finally do something about it!
I wanted to make a list of kitchen gadgetry that I feel has changed my life and can recommend to others. Unfortunately that’s easier said than done. I’m still of the [...]
Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
I admit, I’m a Stephenson fan. Not everyone is. I’ve read almost everything he’s ever put into print. His ideas thrill my imagination on a myriad of levels. Mostly though, he combines the excitement I get when doing recreational math with my love of a well turned phrase. Yes I said it, [...]