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The Girdle of Melian · 3d ago

Bits 'n' Pieces -- Writers' Houseparty, California, Recipes, Inspiration, and A Driverless Vehicle!

h-oh.I've gotten a little lax with my editing...Mostly because I've been reading some Beverly Cleary -- I read her Newbery Medal winner Dear Mr Henshaw, and I read her two-part autobiography...
The Girdle of Melian · 1W ago

February in the Valley: Photos of Snow and Fog and Toblerones

inter is still lingering in the northern hemisphere!We've had lots of fog, due to living in a bowl between mountain chains, but drive up a few hundred metres and there's sunshine and snowThe...
The Girdle of Melian · 2W ago

In Memoriam, Mini Book Reviews, and Little Golden Books

was all set to write a memorial post, commemorating some of the musicians and actors and authors who died in 2016, especially those I didn't note at the time (Elie Wiesel, Leonard Cohen, An...
The Girdle of Melian · 3W ago

IWSG Day and Photos from London and Telford

ack to London...in photo form!These are a handful of photos from our trip in November.Chur...
The Girdle of Melian · 1M ago

Winter in Switzerland Photos

inter!I had all sorts of things planned for today's blog post (and I'm also falling behind in commenting -- I visit you all but haven't had a chance to comment!), but all the ideas and snipp...
The Girdle of Melian · 1M ago

Year-end Knitting and Other Hobbies Review

nitting!And other hobbies...My goals in 2015 were to:1. Finish knitting three more cowls2. Think about buying expensive wool to make, slowly, methodically, and properly, a gorgeous design by...
The Girdle of Melian · 1M ago

Year-End Writing Review and Paul Gallico: Open Your Veins and Bleed

ear-end writing review!I've done this post rather sporadically since the first year I bega...
The Girdle of Melian · 1M ago

Insecure Writer's Support Group Day and a Visit to Ironbridge and Much Wenlock

nsecure writer's support group day -- the first in the new year!Today's question: What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?There are many supposed rules that I don't think are useful; "write what you know" is a particularly pointless piece of ...
The Girdle of Melian · 1M ago

Tolkien in Staffordshire and Birthday Toast

oast for Tolkien's birthday!On 3 January, it's time for the annual toast to The Professor....
The Girdle of Melian · 2M ago

Annual Books Read Statistics, 2016!

ere it is: The Annual Books Read Statistics and Thoughts post.Here are the statistics for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (and the list), 2010, 2009 (and the list).Books Read: 268, including the foll...