Monday, February 22, 2016
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
The fun of Elmore Leonard is the swerving plots, raw violence that comes from nowhere, the narrative voice which is not far from the action. He works in some clever one-liners; I thought it was well written and edited. Crime thrillers tend to feel dated, looking back 30-plus years: no cell phones, no internet, "dial 911" had to be explained, no area-codes on the phone numbers, characters running around looking for phone booths, etc.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
In transition seasons, a few ants find their way into the kitchen from outside. Fact of life; not too serious. (I don't like the idea of pest control contractors spraying poison around the foundation, etc.) So we plug the holes the insects use to get in, and so on. A couple of years ago, I found this little soldier struggling across the counter with his burden of a food crumb; before I dispatched him I took a photo. Then "foto-fun" edited to produce this portrait. Good for a re-visit while I'm laid up with a healing foot.
Photo by Barbara Besler: Battle of Wills taken at Keeneland September Sales about 2 years ago. Sometimes, I enjoy readin...
The Pacific waves were strong that day, the sound of water smashing and crashing, mixed with the fizzy noise of a trillion tiny bubbles bu...
Halloween photo is not mine; borrowed from Facebook post of neighbor's daughter! Starting to read more non-fiction, I happened on a...
Our niece found every other animal there to love---besides horses. She inquired if the cat could be adopted.... the puppy was a favo...