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Virtual Everything, Again

Last weekend, I facilitated a book club virtually.  There weren’t many people and we hardly talked about the damn book, but it was nice to see that group.  (Plug:  Next up is Dan Egan’s Death and Life of the Great Lakes on May 17. …

Virtual Everything

I may have mentioned that in my youth, I was really into cruising.  Driving around for the sake of driving around and not going home.  This weekend I learned that we can’t do that because there are no public restrooms open and eventually I…

Getting Some Damn Exercise

Illinois’ stay at home order will go through at least April 7 (and I have been already been working from home for a week).  The Chicago weather is not cooperating and I happen to be stockpiled with Girl Scout Cookies.  I’m not ready to…

Product Review – Blueland Cleaning Kits

It started with an ad on Facebook.  Or maybe Instagram – I’m certain that both have me tagged as being particularly bougie.   A company called Blueland is trying to reduce waste and the shipping of water-based products by developing cleaning products of the…

Project Linus 2019

I was going to use IG to post these, but the pics are cutting off so:  

The Great Chocolate Debacle of 2015

It started with an article in Vanity Fair magazine entitled The Bitter, Not-Sweet Cadbury-Chocolate War.  From the May, 2015 issue which I read…probably mid-July.  The summary reads, “British-expat enclaves across America are furious over a recent move to halt the import of U.K.-manufactured Cadbury…

Posts I Have Been Pondering and Not Writing

For when I start writing again: Dogs and DNA Testing New Visit with the Dog Trainer Car Shopping All the Cars I’ve Loved Before Books and Book Clubs Penny Wars  

The Rest of the Aurora Teagarden Series, by Charlaine Harris

Books 58 – 63 I said after A Bone to Pick that I really hoped the series would get better, and it did.  The idea that there were so many, many murders in small town Georgia is laughably improbable, but Harris makes a running…

This. Is. Awesome.

And I decided to test my new “pro account” by checking to see if I can finally embed video:

Back in Town – Atlanta 2012

I am back from a few days at a conference in Atlanta.  That city I vowed never to visit again.  I did not take a single picture, but I finished a book and have plenty to say about running a good meeting. But now…