Sorry for the posting drought but it couldn’t be helped. I have off for the next week and had to pay the piper for it. In other words the day job. In addition, nothing grabbed my attention enough that I had to write. The waking world has taken on a strange dream-like or nightmarish quality that disorients the chronicler. What formerly would have been astounding events has now become mundane. More riots? Sure. Statues toppled? Check. Cities burned? Are there still any un-burned? Supreme Court outrages? Whatever.
I just finished Spellbound, the second volume in Larry Correia’s Grimnoir series. I’ll write up the review but right upfront I’ll say it’s very good. I’ve always liked his Monster Hunter books but this historical urban fantasy is even better. I’ll rave about it soon in a post but now I’ve got to get the third volume on order to see how it turns out.
Believe it or not, I haven’t done my taxes yet. Actually this is my signature move. I always wait until the deadline. It’s a family tradition. But this year my laziness has actually driven me to take advantage of one of the tax services to prepare my forms. I can only imagine how painful this will be. But they say suffering is good for the soul.
A week off in July is the high point of my New England year. It is the least likely place in the calendar for snow and full of the things that are most likely to make me smile. There are lightning bugs (or fireflies if you like), fireworks, watermelon, barbecue, ninety degree days, dragonflies, butterflies even a swimming pool if I want. I might even find a preying mantis in my garden. I can spend hours trying to get a good shot of a hummingbird or a fox or a tiny golden bee. I can watch favorite old movies way into the night and make believe I’m a kid again.
So forgive me if I’m a little delinquent here at the site. I’m sure to have some good stuff this week.
“If I had my way, I’d remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead.”