Thursday, September 29, 2016

Book Event: Around About Books on Oct. 1


Around About Books is having a Ten Year Anniversary/Halloween all Day Event. In addition to games, snacks, huge sales and drawings and more, 31 Authors will be in attendance, talking about genres, books and writing, and signing copies of their novels.

The event runs from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm. I plan to be there from 9:00 am until at least 7:00 pm.

Hope to see you there!

Link for more Information: Happy Anniversary/Halloween

Location:
8 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373Phone: (937) 339-1707

Monday, September 26, 2016

The End of a Good Thing: Myles' Pizza Pub in BG Closing


Anyone who graduated from BGSU would know of this fine pizza establishment. In my opinion (matching that of countless others), the best pizza ever.

Visited often while attending college, and have returned whenever possible since.

A truly sad day arriving this weekend...

Article Announcing (Including Video):
Myles Pizza Pub Closing this Weekend


At Myles's Pizza Pub in 1985

Monday, September 12, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Glory of the Stars by Angie Lofthouse



On the vast generation ship, the Kingdom of Heaven, President Jeremiah Black’s word is law. It is doctrine. It is the voice of God.

400 years ago, the First Families boarded the Kingdom of Heaven to leave behind a wicked Earth and find a new home where they could build Zion—on a planet they named Canaan, a place the ship wouldn’t reach for a thousand years. Only their descendants would see this new world. But after so many years, conditions on the Kingdom of Heaven are much different from what those First Families had planned.

When Nephi Packard of Telestial Deck runs afoul of President Black and his High Council, he learns the hard way why Leftovers like him don’t mingle with the Celestials. While recovering from his harsh punishment for violating the rules with Black's own granddaughter, an archangel appears to Nephi, and a calling to restore the true gospel to the Kingdom of Heaven turns Nephi’s life upside down. Now, armed with the word of God, Nephi and his friends from Telestial Deck must bring light, truth, and freedom to the citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven without getting cast out of the ship into Outer Darkness for heresy by President Black and his Celestials.

The Glory of the Stars is a testament to faith, courage, and the power of God.

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Look for it soon. 

Link for more information http://www.angielofthouse.com/
 

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Thylacine (Tasmanian Wolf) Videotaped in Feburary 2016


I came across this article (link here)  which included a brief, blurry video of what is suggested to be a Thylacine in South Australia in February of this year.

Hard to tell for sure from the video, but it's interesting, and sparks a bit of hope that the animal isn't yet truly extinct.

Here's a direct link to the video:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Quote from American Gods by Neil Gaiman (and Observations on Life and Death)


I was listening to America Gods by Neil Gaiman, and a scene with the main character, Shadow, dealing with his own mortality stuck out:

"We do not always remember the things that do no credit to us. We justify them, cover them in bright lies or the thick dust of forgetfulness. All of the things that Shadow had done in his life of which he was not proud, all the things he wished he had done otherwise, or left undone came at him in a swirling storm of guilt and regret and shame and he had nowhere to hide from them…

The examination did not stop. Every lie he had ever told, every object he had stolen, every hurt he had inflicted on another person, all the little crimes and tiny murders that make up the day, each of these things and more were extracted and held by the jackal-headed judge of the dead." --From America Gods, by Neil Gaiman

The quote made me think and reflect, and here are my observations based upon it:

I think there are a  lot of 'what ifs' and 'if onlys' we all have with respect to our relationships with others, especially family and those close to us who have passed.

Over the years I have learned to forgive, and sometimes ask forgiveness (maybe I'll improve with the latter).

My belief is that it will all be sorted out eventually in Heaven, and there, of course, none of it will really matter.

Monday, August 8, 2016

In Memory of Jerry Doyle (from Babylon5MusicVideos)


Jerry Doyle recently passed away. If you didn't know who he was, he was an actor (mainly Babylon 5) and a radio talk show host.

Anyway, here is a video posted, that touches upon the character he played on B5, Security Chief Michael Garabaldi.

The last statement he makes in the sequence, Jerry Doyle speaking himself, seems pretty much on target: