The Indigo Bunting is at the feeder

We saw the Indigo Bunting at our feeder for the first time two years ago.  We missed them last year, but we’re delighted to see them again this year! I snapped these pictures while standing at my kitchen window.  Thankfully, I have a really great camera that has a nice “window” setting and a great […]

“Less” by Andrew Sean Greer wins the Pulitzer Prize for 2018

I’ve added the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction to the reading list.  We’ll be reading it this coming September. Please review the Epilogue reading list for the up-to-date reading list.

SHARED: Flickr bought by SmugMug, which vows to revitalize the photo service

I’ve had a Flickr Pro account for several years now, and I’m glad to read this announcement this afternoon. In the last several months I’ve cleaned up my Flickr account and have started taking pictures with my good camera in my quest to become a better photographer. I’ve been uploading my better pictures to my […]

SHARED: Facebook knows a ton about your health. Now they want to make money off it. – The Washington Post

I think this is pretty creepy. What do you think? “Let’s say you like a Facebook page devoted to breast cancer survivors. It has been a useful forum for comparing treatment options with others who have dealt with similar health issues. There’s only one problem: Facebook has now categorized you as a patient, and you […]

Shared: How Profiteers Lure Women Into Often-Unneeded Surgery – The New York Times

I have a dear friend who had mesh implant surgery about 5 years ago, it hasn’t gone well for her.  She has regretted her decision and for the last year or so she’s been hounded by one of these law firms to join in their class action lawsuit. At the time she mentioned that to […]

Bits & Snips for the week

Michael’s now owns the online business of the now defunct Hancock Fabrics: “We are excited to share with you that the legacy of Hancock Fabrics will continue, as the Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of the on-line business of Hancock Fabrics, Inc. and its affiliated entities to Michaels Stores. Today, Michaels operates more than […]