Hero Time

I just started reading The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, which is second in a series of books by Alan Bradley.  The series has a unique heroine–11-year-old Flavia de Luce.  Flavia loves chemistry, and she seems to find herself solving mysteries.  Yes, she’s a little bit dark and thinks about her death occasionally while…

Current Anne

Isn’t it strange how certain smells and sounds and even songs can conjure up the same memory every time you run into them?  The smell of boxwood plants always reminds me of eating watermelon in the summer at my great uncle’s farmhouse.  I’m seven years old again every time I smell them. For the past…

Planning for the Abyss

Yesterday’s haiku left a lot to be desired in the humor department.  That’s just how Microsoft makes me feel sometimes.  I had one big project that I needed to finish, and my computer decided that it wouldn’t open the Excel file that was necessary for that one project.  It made me grumpy. Today is new…