One of the many reasons MacGyver is a perennial favorite:
Scrutinizing his tux-clad appearance in the mirror, he decides with satisfaction that he feels like “Bond. James Bond.”
And then he attempts to flatten his cowlick.
Chuckle for the day: drool-worthy ad for pasteurized processed cheese food… in a “healthy” cooking magazine.
That’s why I love listening to Scott Simon on the radio:
matter of fact statements like, “Well, yuck” before he moves right on to the next topic.
By Joe Ide
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Fiction
Copyright October 2016 by Mulholland Books
Atone for your errors and misdeeds. Use your brain and your talents to make of yourself something you like and respect, no matter what your circumstances are. Although the story takes a winding route to get there, the messages get through.
IQ (Isaiah Quintabe) takes on cases in high crime areas that would otherwise go unhandled: abuse of children, kidnapping, etc. He is intelligent, quiet, thoughtful, perceptive…a likeable protagonist. Some of his clients are less likeable – mostly the ones who have the money to pay the bills.
What I like:
The moniker IQ, short for Isaiah Quintabe.
What I don’t like:
The dialogue is less than believable.
IQ makes for an interesting, unusual character, one with the potential to improve with each successive book if this becomes a series.
Thank you to Mulholland Books and NetGalley for an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
An inchworm is a fascinating critter to observe, as I recently discovered.
S/he would make its steady way up to a pine needle, nibble on it, and push it away. The hapless inchworm sometimes found itself upside down, looking remarkably like a puppy battling a particularly tough blade of grass.
A brief struggle to right itself, then on to the next tidbit: a bit of seed or bark or perhaps moss. Most items fared the same as the pine needles: thrust aside, sometimes spit out, discarded in favor of the next bite.
Ah, the endless interest to be found in watching the littlest beings among us!
Hello to you!
A lot has happened since the last posting on this blog. I’ll spare the details. With renewed vigor, postings will resume on this blog!
I’m looking for camping recipes (or recipes that could be modified for camping) featuring wheat berries.
Parameters: I’m not partial to sweets and prefer savory one-pot dishes.
If you can either provide recipes or direct me to recipes of this nature, please share.
In the Westerns I devoured as a teenager, the good guys made a point of leaving the trails they traveled in a better condition than they found them: moving a branch off the trail here, settling a rock into place there (provided, of course, that they weren’t grievously wounded and/or being pursued by the bad guys at the time).
The lesson has stuck with me: the portages I recently traveled have been left in better shape than I found them. Thank you, Mr. L’Amour.