Monthly Archives: October 2018

Tone Poem Tuesday

I’m not sure what’s in the water over at WNED, the local classical music station, but they seem to be on a kick with this piece. I’ve heard it three times in the last two weeks whilst driving to various … Continue reading

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Bad Joke Friday

Overheard at work: Why is the graveyard so noisy? Because of all the coffin! Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

Gene Kelly singing Lerner and Loewe. I’m not certain it gets much better than this. It’s from Brigadoon, sung by American hunter Tommy as he walks through the heather with the beautiful Fiona, early in the story when he and … Continue reading

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Progress: I has it!

Hey all! Time for a long-overdue check-in as to what’s been going on. 1. First, and most importantly, I’ve finished the first draft of The Song of Forgotten Stars, book iv: The Savior Worlds. Huzzah!!! If you’re wondering, the manuscript … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

I post this one every year around this time, because it’s spooky and amazing: “The Isle of the Dead” by Sergei Rachmaninov. Share This Post

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DONE

So this happened over the weekend: At last. At long, long, lllooonnnggg last! This book took very nearly an entire year to get done, after I started it for NaNoWriMo last year. Oy! By way of stats, the first draft … Continue reading

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Something for (Friday)

It’s been a somewhat crazy busy week between work and my relentless focus of late on finishing the first draft of FORGOTTEN STARS IV (which I may well complete this weekend) and breaking in a new computer after my trusty … Continue reading

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Holding pattern….

I got my trusty laptop in 2012. I bought it then even though my previous machine was still working because Windows 8 was about to come out, and I didn’t really want any part of Windows 8, so I grabbed … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

Giacchino Rossini’s overture to his opera William Tell is an interesting piece. First, the opera itself is almost never heard anymore, due to its very long performance time and its awkward libretto (from what I’ve read–I’ve never actually heard or … Continue reading

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Scenes from an autumn weekend

This weekend was our annual getaway to Ithaca for the Apple Harvest Festival, which we then supplemented yesterday with a trip to Letchworth State Park. Photographic goodness abounds! (New thrifted shirt–flannel with banded collar! Hooray!) (We couldn’t really get to … Continue reading

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