No, not the dog, though GAH she got big! The blog! The blog! It looks totally different now (as does the dog…), and I think it’s a better fit for Things that Probably Aren’t Books, which is my best stab at a topic for the moment. I’m really happy with this theme, and I’m kind of… Read More Transformation: Complete! I think.
Awwww what? A post? Gah, it’s been a long time. Yes, this does mean your Very Favorite Blog is coming back, and SOON! I just need a minute to sort things out. So this page is gonna look silly for a few days until I get everything looking and working like I want it (note… Read More But wait, there’s more!
Before our weekend trip to Pensacola, Florida, Penny was already an interstate traveler, as she visited the Wildflower Trails Festival in Linden, Texas (at which there were no wildflowers or trails) in April. This, though, was a much longer trip – hours longer, even, than our trip to Mandeville earlier this year. We took the long… Read More Puddles in Pensacola
Palmer and I spent most of Saturday hiking Sugar Cane Trail around Caney Lake near Minden, Louisiana. It was a seven-mile proper Trek that didn’t offer much elevation, though it offered more than enough distance. It almost killed us, in fact. Okay, not really. We just weren’t quite prepared for how far that was. I… Read More Tick City, Louisiana (+ a surprise!)
Okay, that’s kind of a lie. It’s not technically a lie because “mountain” is actual name of the place. This “mountain,” though, really only qualifies as a largish hill. The actual hiking elevation was less than 200 feet, and the whole hill tops out at a whopping 535. So I jumped onto a bench by the… Read More We climbed a mountain!
When I was a kid, I lived for Betty Virginia Park. Okay, that and Hamel’s, but we’ll talk about that another time. Betty Virginia was the queen of parks. It had the Biggest and the Best playground equipment, which, as we know, was all that really mattered. Remember the rocketship? GAH! The rocketship! (Luckily, Shreveport-based Sweet… Read More Betty Virginia Park is STILL my favorite in Shreveport
Several months ago, I happened to look out my bedroom window during a rainstorm to see a tree bubbling. Really bubbling. I spent a few minutes wondering what in the world it could be, but I didn’t pursue it and eventually forgot about it – until I realized the tree had died. Really, these trees… Read More More about fungi than I ever wanted to know
It’s a beautiful day. A clear blue sky and a break from the South’s rainy season. Penny and I had to take advantage of it. Penny and I go hiking about once a week, but we’re what I call Level One Hikers. The Red River National Wildlife Refuge‘s yellow trail was the longest and nature-iest trail we’d… Read More How had I never been to Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park?
Yeah, yeah, it’s been a while. We’ve had a couple of false starts, but we’re going to get back on track…right? The truth is that I haven’t been reading much lately. Hardly anything, really. In my defense, I’ve been busy. Besides work, I’ve started a second round of grad school (this one is Thesis Monster-free!),… Read More Let’s try this again…
This is what happens when I see a pretty disaster pr0n movie trailer and think I’ll like the book because of it. Okay, it’s not terrible: it’s run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic YA. You know what to expect. In my defense, I didn’t know it was YA until I picked it up at the library and saw the YA… Read More 2016 Book #1: The 5th Wave