War of the Worlds uitzending bestaat vandaag 75 jaar

Vandaag, woensdag 6 november, is het 75 jaar geleden dat Orson Welles een hoorspel produceerde voor de radio over de invasie van wezens van de planeet Mars. Een hoorspel dat op zich heel erg waarheids getrouw in elkaar was gestoken alsof het echt gebeurde. Waar het hoorspel echter met name bekend om is geworden is de paniek die er onder de Amerikaanse bevolking zou zijn uitgebroken omdat men dacht dat de invasie berichtgeving echt was....more

Taller than the trees

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.~ Henry David ThoreauWe’ve been busy here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch.  The electrical guys are finally finished with their work in the kitchen and we now have light.  Light in a kitchen is a wonderful thing.  With the new lighting, I might be less likely to chop off a finger while prepping food.Read more......more

Budget-Cutting the Hard Way

(Note:  This is the piece that won me third place in the Robert Benchley Humor Writing Contest.  Am I making too much of this, considering it’s only–come on!–Third Place?  Probably.  It it seems pathetic to you, I’m sorry.  It is pathetic) ...more

remembering southern california

Haha - I can relate.  We lived there for about 18 years in various towns - great memories but do ...more

Deadlines, do I have deadlines...

Of course, the answer to that is YES. More to the point, I have two looming deadlines for two different jobs--one is Friday and one is Monday and neither job is finished--and I'm a freelancer, and missing deadlines is a not a good way to get hired again. So, naturally, I've just spent some time tracking down the etymology of the word "deadline." ...more
De Tao van Nico What, me procrastinate? :D (Procrastination, from the Latin for "a putting off ...more

The calm before the storm

 Super typhoon Haiyan, locally known as “Yolanda” is heading our way and according to the news it has *maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of 230 kph. The storm has actually entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility around 12:30 AM earlier and is expected to hit Cebu Friday at around 3:00 AM. Now I’m not going to pretend that I totally understand meteorology. In my vocabulary, I only have 4 terms when it comes to storm intensity. Light: Bad hair day. ...more

Don't change a thing, baby girl.

I am participating in NaBloPoMo for November and trying to post once a day. Blogher provides some prompts for participants to help get the creative juices flowing. Today's prompt is a bit of a disappointment for me....more
rereader I've heard good things about "The Paper Bag Princess" but I haven't read it. I'll have ...more

Fish Story

My birthday is during the first week of March. I was due sometime in April, but my mother was “high risk” and I was measuring larger than I should have been at that point (yes, already with the thinking bigger than I actually was).  Thinking they had mis-calculated her due date, labor was induced....more

First Pitch at Lowell Spinners

This summer we attended a Lowell Spinners baseball game with members of our church. My 5 year old son, Ryan, got the privilege of throwing out one of the first pitches of the game.This photo was taken by the photographers at the game! I love how it shows him having thrown the ball, the ball in mid-air and you can see his name on the big screen to the left of him. A very cool photo shot!...more

Wordless Wednesday ~ NaBloPoMo

Life is good.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sleep deprived mother of two, Preshus Me blogs at Preshusme.com and tweets at PreshusMe....more