Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the 27th book in the series, if you include the two short story collections. By this time, Fidelma has gained a reputation for being a sleuth. She has married Eadulf and has a growing son named Alchu. Fidelma has left […]Read more "Review: Penance of the Damned"
If you have been affected by the layoffs, let me just say: “That sucks!” and “I feel your pain.” In August 2022, I was unexpected laid off from Collins Aerospace due to corporate restructuring. As a contractor on loan from a contracting agency, it was easier to just cut my position and reassign my documentation […]Read more "Affected by the layoffs?"
Happy New Year to my faithful readers! What does your 2023 look like? We are just 2 days in and it is too early to tell. I echo many who hope this year is better than last year. The last few months of 2022 was rough for all. Some of you might have lost a […]Read more "Happy 2023!"
The word “Grinch” has pretty much entered our common parlance courtesy of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch is a green, pot belly, pear shaped, furry monster whose “heart was three sizes too small” and head was not screwed on straight. Personality wise, he is cynical, misanthropic, and possibly jealous. After all, […]Read more "The Grinch Inside of Us"
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” – Hebrews 4:15 To date, I don’t think anyone has ever preached on this verse as part of the Advent Season. After all, it has never […]Read more "The Meaning of the Incarnation, Part 2"
Every year at Christmas, there are messages on the Incarnation – God becoming flesh and dwelling with us. Usually, the preachers would exposit Luke 1: Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear Christ in her womb. Mary, an ordinary peasant girl from Nazareth, asked the basic question: How can I as virgin accomplish this? […]Read more "The Meaning of the Incarnation"
Since I started Duolingo in 2018, Duolingo has been tracking my progress. Here are my 2022 stats:Read more "Reviewing 2022 – Learning Languages Stats"
Until perhaps even as 100 years ago, winter was never the busiest season in the United States and the rest of the Western world. When the economy was primarily agrarian in nature, this was the cycle: springtime = planting; summer = growing and tending; autumn = harvest, and winter = rest. However, “rest” did not […]Read more "A Reversal in Winters"
To all my followers on this blog, Happy Thanksgiving! You might ask: What if I live in a country that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving? Even so, it is still a great time to count all your blessings in our life. You might also ask: This year sucked. There is a war in Ukraine that drove up […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving"
A week and a half ago, I was driving to work when a motorcyclist slammed into my mirror and then zoomed off. He may or may not have been involved in another collision because just a few miles up, there was yet another motorcyclist-involved collision. Naturally, I called the cops to report the hit-and-run. The […]Read more "A Motorcyclist Smashed My Car Mirror"