Monthly Archives: May 2012

Movie Review: Battleship (2012)

Battleship (2012) 3.5 out of 4 stars Terry and I caught this movie at the theater over Memorial Day weekend.  Fitting, since it resurrected the USS Missouri from a mothballed battleship museum to our last stand against an imminent alien … Continue reading

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Book Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Ahmed (4 Stars)

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed 4 out of 5 stars Read in May 2012 I liked Throne of the Crescent Moon a lot. I loved the characters. I liked the setting, although the world building relied on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Insurgent by Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars I eagerly awaited the arrival of Insurgent. I devoured Divergent last fall in hours, unusual in that I normally read two to three books simultaneously over the course of a … Continue reading

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Protected: My Family Memorials

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Transist of Venus FAQ

One week from this Tuesday, at exactly 5:09 p.m. Central, Venus will begin it’s transit across the sun.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime observation opportunity and it is visible to nearly the entire world, so there really isn’t any excuse to … Continue reading

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Lazy? or Distracted?

I spent too much time standing around on a sidewalk, staring up at the sun, moon, Venus and stars last week, when I should have been striding along it.  Apollo only got half the walks he usually gets in a … Continue reading

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Remembering Roxy: Knock Knock!

My Memorial Day weekend edition of ‘Remembering Roxy‘ catches me scrambling after an incredibly chaotic week at work. I usually aim to publish these posts a few minutes past midnight on Fridays (thanks to automatic scheduling from WordPress).  Not only … Continue reading

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