The Long Answer

Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing to write about. Other times, it feels like everything needs to be written down but the words that would capture the thoughts are just out of reach. Quite often, I experience a hybrid of those two extremes where everything that can be said, no matter how carefully chosen the…

Windfall

Together Mr and Mrs. Jha and their adult son, Rupak, are experiencing a windfall.  Anil Jha has worked his entire adult life in computers and his wife has worked with craftswomen, helping them secure markets for their local products.  Now both those pursuits have paid off. Their adult son, Rupak, has devoted himself to getting…

#Eclipse2017

Did anyone actually get any work done around midday today when the world, or at least our part of it, paused to watch the solar eclipse. The eclipse didn’t happen the same way in New York, so I watched two YouTube feeds showing the event happening at different times in idaho and in South Carolina….

Running Plans And Otherwise

It’s been a couple of weeks since I ran. I was hoping to resume last week but recovering from my not-a-glamp camping trip took the better part of a couple of days and then the next few days got so busy what with trying to catch up on all that I had missed. Hopefully, this…

A Closer Book

My reading goal this year is to complete 102 books and I planned to record a short review or recap of each book on my YouTube channel as a way to remember not just what the book was about but also how I felt about the reading experience. That’s when I started my A Closer…

Book Blogger Hop

You know they say don’t judge a book by the cover but do you ever judge a person by their book collection? Today, I’m joining the Book Blogger Hop where the question of the day is: When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t…

Laid Back

Unbelievably, it’s goal time again and this time I am happy to post my new goals because just a  few hours into the new week, I’ve already started accomplishing them. I have a camping trip this weekend so the days before will be pretty consumed with planning for the trip and then executing the plan….

New Blog

Over the years that I have been blogging, I have met lots of bloggers. Some of them are in it for the long haul and have been writing consistently since then and I visit their sites frequently and share links to their pages whenever I can. Several of my favorites, however, no longer post on…

Make Me Happy

In general, I am happiest when I am spending time with the people I love but James tagged me to respond to a few prompts regarding things that make me happy. The request is very timely because I had a few mishaps earlier this week and I needed a reminder of times I have been…

The stuff dreams are made of

Some have said they dream in color but I dream in words. In my dreams, I come up with brilliant stories, the stuff the great American novel might be composed of. Then I wake up and I struggle to write sentences any more complex than, The cat is big. And the cat can run fast….

#BooktubeAThon Movie Magic

This week, I’ve mentioned, is the BooktubeAThon, a weeklong reading phenomenon taking place on YouTube. While the objective of any readathon is to read as much as possible, there are specific challenges regarding book choice and how they are read. Additionally, since all the participants interact through video connections (which we do all the time),…

Unique Blogger Award

One of the perks of having a blog is being able to participate in the games that bloggers play. Yes, just like any other club, sometimes bloggers get together and pay social games. The objective is to get to know each other better, to ask another blogger questions that (s)he might never think to answer…