Rebirth by Aaron Hodges
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Rebirth is an ambitious and exciting beginning to the Praegressus Project series. This series, by New Zealand author Aaron Hodges, is in the same vein as The Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, and other dystopian near-future fiction that puts teams of young adults through a series of brutal tests, the purpose and origins of which only become clearer to the protagonist and the reader as the story unfolds. Continue reading Book Review: Rebirth by Aaron Hodges
Last weekend my husband and I went to a Christmas party given by a local geocacher in Hayward, over in the East Bay. It was a fun party: lots of good food and conversation, and a contest. Every year this person puts out a series of puzzle caches on the first of the month, and at the end of the year, prizes for Fastest Solver and Fastest Finder for all 12 caches are given out at this party.
Continue reading A Writers’ Eye View
I guess it’s a thing now: in my universe, Thursday Doors happens on Friday. You know, maybe I could learn to use the handy dandy Word Press post scheduling function . . . or not. Maybe next week. Continue reading Thursday Doors on Friday: The Norma
With this photo challenge I am discovering that unusual angles are often as good as unusual frames. The branches in this tree look like a spiral, curving around the central trunk. Continue reading Mundane Monday: Branches
My geocaching streak, finding at least one cache a day for the calendar year 2016, is chugging along. I am on day 270 now. (It’s actually good I check now and then because I just found one that I forgot to log 10 days ago, which left a hole in the streak. I fixed that!)
Continue reading Mundane Monday: Framing the Mountains
This year for Mothers’ Day we visited the Filoli Estate in Woodside.This estate is where the TV show, Dynasty, was filmed.
Continue reading Thursday Doors: Filoli
It is only the beginning of September, and summer isn’t officially over yet here in California. But these pinecones seem to herald the beginning of fall. Continue reading Mundane Monday: Pinecones
Geocaching in Alviso, I came upon what looked like an old houseboat on the shores of the bay. It doesn’t look very seaworthy, but I think someone still lives there. Continue reading Thursday Doors: Beached Houseboat
When coming home from a work training late in the evening, I was surprised to have the lights come on and the barriers come down for a train crossing. It happens every day, I’m just usually not there to see it. I found the light and the swift-moving train in the darkness very eerie and beautiful at the same time. For PhoTrablogger’s Mundane Monday challenge #73.
Continue reading Mundane Monday: Train Crossing
Pho Trablogger has a weekly challenge asking people to photograph the beauty in mundane, everyday things. Entrants have the rest of the week to enter, until the following Monday.
This type of challenge appeals to me. I have to say, this theme–mundane, everyday objects–describes most of my photography. I never expected that having an iPhone camera would result in my taking as many pictures as I do. I still remember film cameras–heck, I still remember Polaroid cameras. I have some pictures from those, and even posted scans of them for another challenge.
Continue reading Belated Mundane Monday: Bermuda Buttercup