Review: Revenger

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds It has been sometime since I’ve been both surprised and sucked into a space opera. I was surprised because I felt this tale starts rather slowly, but builds momentum rapidly. I wasn’t prepared to like it after the first few pages. Then, I started to enjoy …

Yoga Toolkit Review

Yoga Toolkit by Rica Lewis is an honest and slightly irreverant introduction to Yoga. It is sub-titled “A Beginner’s Guide to Finding Magic & Momentum on the Mat”. There are no drawings or photographs of impossibly flexible people tangled in tendon-snapping poses. Instead, we find simple explanations of basic concepts …

Time to Write

Rachel Poli is a blogger I’ve been following for some time now. She’s a fine writer and I wanted to thank her for a recent post. In it, she challenged other writers to create a story using a first line she supplied. The line is… “The doorbell rang at one-o’clock in …

Pigma Brush Pen

Every once in a while, I trip over a new tool that I just cannot do without. Such is the case for the Pigma Brush series from Sakura Color Products of Japan. I was sorting through some felt-tip markers in the fine art section of a local A.C. Moore store …

Kubuntu 16.04 vs 14.04

Like most of us, I’ve lost things stored on my computer from time to time. This has made me more than a bit obsessive about backing up stuff I consider critical. I also know that the average life of most electronics is about five years. Few hard disk drives give …