Sunday, November 24, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019

These files may have stumped Have submitted to them for tagging.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The GoldfinchThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One thing I like as a bonus in a book is for it to tell me things I didn't know before, like what it's like to do another trade or skill. I got details of two lifestyles I hadn't known before. There is another author I like, who also does this: Tracy Chevalier. With her books I've seen details of painting, tapestries, quilting, underground railroad. With this book, I got details of the ugliness in antiques trade and the drug trade.

I also like a book to have at least a little closure; either positive or neutral. This book did that. I was so relieved.

The protagonist character of this book was well developed; another plus. And I found myself hoping for many things for him. I also keep thinking about various what-if scenarios, as a person might do with their own life choices.

But my favorite part was how it turned into a little bit of classic Russian literature, with various characters spouting philosophical. I like reading about the characters being representative of various point of view that the author may have been struggling with. I found it very thought provoking.

But I give it 4 our of 5 stars, I think, because through so much of it I was not happy about it but I kept reading because I was so curious about how *bad* the situation would get. I don't really like being a rubber-necker so much.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Best Design Tools for Improving Your Home


Wandering around Home Depot until inspiration strikes is a terrible idea. If you've got a loose idea for a redesign, re-arrangement, or physical improvement to your house, apartment, or even a dorm room, we recommend these computer planning tools for the job. More » 

new layout

Well, my blog has been kinda broken for a while - it would auto-redirect. I've changed my layout and hopefully it won't redirect anymore. After several years I suppose it really needs to be freshened up.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

well-loved grill, 20 years old, some accessories might be removed

well-loved grill, 20 years old, some accessories might be removed

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Brevard Manatees 2011 Schedule

The site doesn't have the same print rev of the schedule brochure that is available at checkout counters, so I scanned it in for reference:
I also input all the dates into a Google Calendar [click here]. Note, this season starts in April.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Puerto Rican Statehood debate

Ok, I only just heard about the debate today, so I'm a bit out of touch. So I googled the topic and found what seems to be a good objective review of the issue:

Friday, March 05, 2010

Awsome site for helping kids decide on careers


Introducing IMPACT: Make a Difference Through Participation

Linking careers to current events can help students see how their career plans can have an impact on the world around them. XAP and Bridges are proud to introduce the IMPACT site -- a dynamic site aimed at linking events in the news with career planning. Our first focus is the earthquake in Haiti. Find out how many careers and volunteer opportunities are involved in the process of rebuilding Haiti.

Visit the site: