First Swim of the Summer

When COVID began, our local pool closed. Then, when it was OK to re-open it, it was under renovation. I'm sure it'll be lovely when it's all done, but it means our town has no pool - for pretty well all of summer. But tonight, being on the opposite side of the continent, and staying … Continue reading First Swim of the Summer

The Mandalorian

OK. Confession time. I absolutely love The Mandalorian. I've just watched the most recent episode - the one featuring Ahsoka Tano. I'm not going to go into details, in case you haven't watched it yet, but I'll just say that for me, this episode was incredibly satisfying, sad, emotional, and...just...right. I think it's because The … Continue reading The Mandalorian

Well, That Was An Interesting Week…

It's Sunday night, and I have 'been in' New Zealand most of the past week at ConZealand, this year's WorldCon. By 'being in' New Zealand, I was of course referring to being at the convention 'virtually.' This has been the very first completely online WorldCon, courtesy of COVID-19. As everyone has been fond of saying … Continue reading Well, That Was An Interesting Week…

They’re Here!

About six weeks ago, I wrote about the huntsman spider guarding her egg sack in our rain gauge. Since then, we've been away, it's rained a little bit (not enough to endanger the egg sack), and every day I've been out to check if the babies had arrived. I'd actually come to the conclusion that it … Continue reading They’re Here!