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Month: June 2016

Outlander first impressions

Outlander first impressions

Unfortunately there can be way more than one   Once, in grammar school, I passed some junior girls in the corner of a stairwell hunched over a Trapper Keeper. They were assiduously writing, they confided in hushed tones, a Harlequin romance. At the time I didn’t think it would go anywhere, but perhaps it did and Outlander is it. I cannot believe the number of people on the internets fanatically in love with this book/show and they will not suffer…

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Filters? What filters?

Filters? What filters?

I took JR back home for a visit recently. I hope you get the Gilligan’s Island reference. As it turned out, the airport staff alarmed us for nothing. I found out when we landed from my rather annoyed brother, that our original flight had arrived on time and I didn’t need to freak out and get on a new plane after all. I would call it a waste of time except this story came out of it. Unfortunately, we didn’t…

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Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory

    They want Coke. “How much Coke are you allowed to have? I say as I open the refrigerator door. Would your mom mind if I gave you some?” “I think we’re ok,” the boy of 8 says. “With ice cream!” said the younger girl, who has just finished first grade. “In the morning?” asked the boy, piqued. JR listens anxiously. I never give him soda. You can see the wheels turning as he computes that if they get…

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