Hi, y'all. The next Dresden Files book drops tomorrow. It's been years. I know where I'll be! Except... I'm right in the middle (well, 43%, according to my Kindle app) of The Priory of the Orange Tree, and it is SO GOOD, y'all. So.good. I think I'll put it down to read Peace Talks, and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: July 13, 2020
One thing I know is this: if you get a chance to leap for a brass ring, even if you're absolutely certain that everyone else is in a better position to make the jump and has longer legs than you do besides, take the leap anyway.
Happy Pride Month -- and...
Hiii! How are y'all tonight? Not a lot of musing on my end at the moment, I'm afraid; it's been a scorcher for the past few days here. Hot weather saps my energy and makes my thoughts muddy and nebulous. It also negatively affects sleep when one constantly tosses and turns trying to get a … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 22, 2020
Hi, y'all! Did you have a good weekend? We did; yesterday we celebrated my oldest child's FIFTEENTH birthday!! Where does the time go?? Other news: I'm working on getting my Etsy shop up and running again after spending my mask-making time with it in Vacation Mode; I want to list my pendants and chainmaille bracelets. … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 15, 2020
I've been keeping a Covid-19 diary (not particularly faithfully; slightly less often than once per week at this point) with stats and my impressions, etc. just in case it has historical value/interest someday. The entries are usually hurried, more of an afterthought, but life is kind of like that these days, scattered and demanding, so … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 8, 2020
#BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #JUSTICEFORGEORGEFLOYD Black lives matter. The job of the police force is -- or should be -- to protect and serve the citizenry, the banner of which absolutely always must include every citizen of color. Good police officers de-escalate confrontation. They are willing to put their own lives on the line rather than cross … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 1, 2020
(Not going to address The Day, since I have an international readership, but if you're in the USA and offended that I didn't, pretend I did. :-p) Hi! How's it going, y'all? The weather's heating up here, so we've become popsicle fanatics again (no air conditioning in our creaky old-but-wonderful house). Later in the week … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 25, 2020
Hey, friends! How are y'all tonight? I hope your Monday hasn't felt too "Monday"-ish. I guess the biggest "news" here is that I've decided to release my next poetry collection in Esperanto first, then English (maybe both simultaneously, but I doubt I'm up for that!). The poems weren't composed in Esperanto though (I'm not quite … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 18, 2020