Danger Zone

Today a woman nearly slammed into me.  Had she actually connected, there is no doubt in my mind that I would not be here writing this. 

Austen Gets Dressed

Okay, this is my last (for the time being) Jane Austen themed post.  Remember, I’m not that much of a fan, but the era is one of my favorites, and given my recent posts on education, are a couple of additional sites to which I wanted to give a shout out. 

Austen Eats – Again

Previously, I mentioned my unorthodox idea about teaching late 18th/early 19th century Euro-American history via a Jane Austen-themed event.  I even posted a link for late 18th/early 19th century foodstuff.  Well, here’s another – the blog that accompanies those films. 

The Best Advice

When I was in the army (many, many years ago), I worked in a legal office.

A Classmate

I learned, completely by accident, that a high school classmate passed away two weeks ago. We had one class together – Advanced Biology – and while we were cordial and even shared a joke or two, I don’t think that we ever shared another word once the course ended. Her obituary indicated that she led…

Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman

You may recall that I had problems with the US Postal Service a while back. Well, they’re up to their old antics, it seems. 

Austen Eats

While this is only tangentially related to my Jane Austen posts, I thought that it’d be a cool addition, especially for those who are really into Ms. Austen’s world…

More Time with Jane Austen

With my recent discussion on Jane Austen, I thought that it might be appropriate for me to list the materials that I would use in preparing the event. 


I read a lot.  Too much, I think. A few years ago – well, about twenty-five years ago – I started reading science-fiction, a genre I had generally avoided before then.  Not knowing what constituted “good” sci-fi, I turned to some friends at a bookstore and asked for their recommendations.  “What would you consider to…

An Evening with Jane

Just had the strangest idea yet. (And if you knew just a tenth of what I come up with on a good day, then you’d understand the profound nature of that statement.) 

Happy 2016! Now let the nonsense begin . . .