Monthly Archives: May 2013

Firespotting! Interesting Ideas, Every Day!

I’ve been reading Firespotting pretty regularly for the last few weeks. The idea is ideas. You read the ideas and rate them. If you have an idea that you’d like someone to develop, you put it on the list. Good ideas bubble to the top and bad ones fall off the bottom. There is also […]

Job interview in the city

I leave at about 10:30 this morning for a 1PM interview in midtown Manhattan.  

Chicks Arrived

6:47am the post office called to tell us that our new chicks had arrived from Ohio. They were a day late. I went down and got them. The chicks were cold and lethargic. I put them under the heat lamp. two could not stand on their own and I started giving them water with honey […]

Richard Powers Original Painting

Richard Powers painted many of the Science Fiction covers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. I have always admired his work. I would love to own this painting. Spring Sale Richard Powers Original Surreal Painting “A Break in The Clouds” | eBay.

Happy Mother’s Day

Here’s Mom and the doll she entered into this year’s DAR craft contest.

Ray Harryhausen died today

The man was absolute genius. I remember watching The 7th Voyage of Sinbad when I was 7 years old – probably the first movie that I was allowed to go to by myself. I was absolutely blown away. The Man Responsible For All of Your Favorite Monsters, Ray Harryhausen, 1920-2013 |

Making Light: North Country Computing

North Country Computing Terms (a little dated now): Log On: Making the wood stove hotter Log Off: Don't add any more wood Monitor: Keeping an eye on the wood Download: Getting the wood off the truck Megahertz: When you're not careful getting the firewood Floppy Disk: What you get from trying to carry too much […]

Gruff Behind Bars

Gruff, the stray cat that lives in our basement, was injured in a fight. His leg was terrible damaged and very infected. The vet thought that he might have even lost the leg if it had not been treated in time. We have never brought old Gruff to the vet before. He did not try¬† […]