Summer Solstice will return to Stonehenge this year. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20th into the morning of June 21st. — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

We all need a little positivity in our lives, so we are pleased to announce the 2021 Summer Solstice celebrations will return this year – if the lockdown restrictions are lifted as planned. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20 into the morning of June 21 – the same […]Continue reading “Summer Solstice will return to Stonehenge this year. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20th into the morning of June 21st. — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information”

Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipe

Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat, was invented in 1958 by Vince DeDomenico, the son of an Italian American businessman. It was inspired by a pilaf recipe given to his sister-in-law by an Armenian immigrant. A boxed convenience food consisting of vermicelli combined with long grain rice sautéed in butter and then simmered in water mixedContinue reading “Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipe”

My Mind Castle is Constantly Besieged

If you’re a fan of, or at least somewhat familiar with, the BBC’s Sherlock you’re probably acquainted with the concept of the Mind Palace. Well, mine is a Mind Castle of the motte and bailey variety. When I think of palaces I think of the fancy dwellings of Disney Princes and Princesses, or of MadContinue reading “My Mind Castle is Constantly Besieged”

MLK Day in 2021 — I’ll Call It Like I See It

“As I began doing the research for this email and was reading the speeches of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I had no idea that the events – the breach of our national Capitol building on January 6th  would occur.  As the news broke on January 6th I was shaken and I was horrified.  There are […]Continue reading “MLK Day in 2021 — I’ll Call It Like I See It”

I dreamt of blogging, so I guess I’ll blog about dreaming

I grew up in a two bedroom apartment in New York City, on the third floor of an old five storey brick building, with my single mother and younger sister. I spent my entire childhood, my formative years, in that apartment, in that building, on that street, through my teens and well into my earlyContinue reading “I dreamt of blogging, so I guess I’ll blog about dreaming”

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even the normally extremely rowdy family of mice that took up residence in my oven last spring and rendered it inoperable by chewing up all the insulation. Outside, however, was a different story. As I lay down for a long winter’s nap, I couldContinue reading “‘Twas the night before Christmas…”

What to expect from this blog going forward

Now that National Novel Writing Month is over, I figured I’d let you all know what you can expect from this blog in the near future, since last month I blogged almost exclusively about NaNoWriMo. But first let me just say welcome to all my new followers, and thank you for joining me on thisContinue reading “What to expect from this blog going forward”

NaNoWriMo 2020: A Retrospective

Well, I did it! I somehow won NaNoWriMo, despite all my procrastinations and mini-vacations and a few major distractions! Just barely, though… by the skin of my teeth. 10,008 words with 14 minutes to spare. I felt like my fingers were gonna fall off. This was because the night before, when I should’ve been writingContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2020: A Retrospective”

Another Power Outage

Last night there was a storm with high winds, so I was prepared for the power to go out again. Not prepared in the sense of having bought a backup generator, because let’s face it, given how the pandemic is going, that’s not about to happen any time soon. But I had a cooler ready,Continue reading “Another Power Outage”

NaNoWriMo: Day 10

Yesterday wasn’t such a good day in terms of National Novel Writing Month, or even just my writing in general. Earlier in the day I had to wait down by my driveway for my no-contact deliveries for over an hour, and then when they finally came I had to haul all those groceries up theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Day 10”