Truly, Madly, Deeply

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Truly, Madly, Deeply

Karen Kingsbury



Tommy Baxter, a smart, athletic eighteen-year-old, announces his new life goal- He wants to become a police officer.

His mother, Reagan, is in shook. She was sure her son was destined for far greater things… And all of them far less dangerous.

Luke, Tommy’s father, is well aware of the dangers of being a police officer, but he is supportive. Luke can see the many personality characteristics of this profession being a good choice for Tommy from Tommy’s life from childhood.

The plot twists even further. Tommy’s high school sweetheart is diagnosed with cancer.

Now Tommy has to battle for his life goals while assisting Annalee Miller in battling for her life.

A passionate read.



Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

The God’s of Guilt

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The God’s of Guilt

Michael Connelly



Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller, defense attorney, is at it again.

This time, Haller receives a very pointed text, “Call me ASAP – 187.” This is the code for the California criminal code- MURDER.

Haller learns that his client is accused of the killing of another former client, a prostitute who he had formerly tried to rescue from the profession.

Apparently, this former call-girl had returned to her practice in Los Angeles.

Another great Michael Connelly read!



Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

Seed Starting Pots

Seed Starting Pots


If you want CHEAP seed starters…. MAKE YOUR OWN.

Get started NOW!!!

Here is how to make NEWSPAPER Seed-Starting Containers.

Here is a New Use for PAPER TOWEL TUBES.



Written for DIY Gardening.

The Goes Wrong Show (BBC)

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The Goes Wrong Show (BBC)



The Goes Wrong Show is a British comedy… live-theater.

If you are in to purely quirky… this one is for you.

During each of the supposedly serious plays, an assortment of theatrical catastrophes happen- one right after the other.

There is much humor… sometimes approaching humor to the absurd.

There are only a few episodes, but if you enjoy stupid funny… You will enjoy this one.



Written for Movie Critiques.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (My Two Favorite Characters)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (My Two Favorite Characters)

What better way to end and begin a New Year than relaxing and enjoying a StarWars marathon.

This time, as I watched these classics, I began noticing the wide array of character personalities that George Lucas created for his acclaimed series.

I thought you might enjoy a few of my StarWar-deian academic endeavors…

My two favorite characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens are Unkar Plutt  and BB-8.


Wookieepedia

Facts about Unkar Plutt You My (or May Not) Know.

  1. Unkar Plutt wes a Crolutian.
  2. He was a seller of junk: weapons, scraps from Rebel and Imperial spacecraft, broken droids.
  3. Unkar Plutt purchased has merchedise from the scavengers who inhabited Jakku.
  4. Upon the purchase of a scavenged item, Plutt would trade survival rations.




Wikipedia

Facts about BB-8 You My (or May Not) Know.

  1. BB-8 was an astromech droid. Astromech droids were usually mechanics on the starships.
  2. His white dome wes ball-shaped as well as his body (white with a few striped of silver and orange).
  3. BB-8 was extremely loyal to his master, Poe Dameron. He would even get into some of fights that Poe found himself involved in.

FYI: Thanks you Wookieepedia for your assistance in honing my knowledge of the many beings from Star Wars.



Written for Movie Critiques.

Prodigal Son

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Prodigal Son



This is a relatively new crime/drama centering on the tattered lives of the Bright family.

Martin Whitly, the renowned serial killer known as “The Surgeon”, is serving time for crimes committed. He was turned in to the police by his son, Malcolm. Malcolm was just a boy when he told the police about the killings committed by his dad.

The Whitly family were a very well-to-do family, not only because of the status of Mr. Whitly’s occupation, but because of the societal status of his wife.

The Whitly’s had two children. Malcolm- who has changed is last name to Bright- had worked as a profiler for ten years with the FBI. He was tasked with hunting serial killers. Malcolm now is a consultant for the NYPD.

The Whitly family’s daughter, Ainsley, is now an investigative reporter.

The father, Martin, is incarcerated in an asylum. He was found guilty of committing (at least) twenty-three murders.

The mother, Jessica, is an alcoholic still seeking to regain her former position in high society.

While the totality of the themes of each of the episodes is the unthinkable, I enjoy watching the characters in the story attempting to redeem “life” that was forever altered by their relationship with “The Surgeon”.



Written for Movie Critiques.

“In for a Penny…”

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“In for a Penny…”



At first, I passed it off as two drunks trading archaeological war stories. I had never heard of Horacio McQuoid, and after completing my BA in Archeology at Cambridge, if he were of any relevance to the primordial world, I would have read of him at some time.

But hearing them lower their voices as their discussion seemed to become more heated, intrigued me. I ordered another boilermaker and settled in. I really had no place else to go.

They talked for another ten minutes or so and then left.

I was disappointed that I didn’t learn much else about this MacQuoid fellow, nor this mysterious skeletodial artifact. I left the waitress a generous tip. It was a Friday night and I had monopolized a top-drawer table for almost two hours.

Walking passed my drunken friends’ booth, I saw a ratty booklet laying on the seat. It looked the size of an old journal. Trying to be as inconspicuous as possible, I retrieved it and slipped it into my side pocket.

I left.

As luck would have it, my two drunken friends were at the trolley station just ahead of me. I had already wasted half my evening on them, so I stood two pillars down from them and waited. What was another two hours? It might prove informative if I knew more about them.

When they boarded, I followed.

I sat two seats behind them. I found a used copy of The Illustrated on my seat to peruse, so I settled in for the ride.

Soon, their conversation riveted me to my seat. Snatches of phrases captivated me. A scuba expedition… the Aegean Sea… Cyclops unearthed… Odysseus … an underwater temple to Poseidon … a Siren graveyard …

Either these men were massively delusional, feeding into one another’s fanciful imaginations, or I had stumbled upon a mythological impossibility.

Apparently, these drunken buffoons had discovered the historical proof to the stories of Homer …

Disembarking with my newfound friends, I shadowed them into the lobby of the Dorchester. To stay here, they, or someone they knew, had a silver spoon.

Catching their names and suite status at the registers, I nearly maxed out my Visa. This weekend, I would truly live out the old saying, “In for a penny…”



Written for Tuesday’s Writing Group (Write a story using the following ideas: Character- person who will do whatever it takes, an eavesdropper. Other – rest area, glue. The main character has to change during the story. You cannot kill the main character.)

Written for Sunday Afternoon Writings: A Zoom Writing Group. Requirements: Idea: Your legs have gotten stuck inside a fish. No matter what you do, you can’t convince people that you are not a merman. Take the prompt a twist it any way you like.

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Share Your World 3-1-2021


Share Your World 3-1-2021

By MELANIE B CEE



  • Is every piece of truth worth telling?   (Credit to the magnificent Cyranny for this one)
  • Whom do you miss more Freddy Mercury or Prince?  (If you don’t know who those people are, just skip this question.  It’s cool).
  • If you could only email or text people for the rest of your life (no other form of communication), which would you chose? 
  • Would you prefer to work the midnight shift at a really creepy out of the way motel OR work alone for eternity?
  • Bonus question because yes, these are a weird bunch this week:   What’s one secret you’re still keeping from your immediate family? (no details required.  You could say something like “The lost weekend in 1982”.  You can also answer “Why I NEVER keep secrets from my nearest and dearest!”).

Is every piece of truth worth telling?   (Credit to the magnificent Cyranny for this one)

Are you ‘telling to truth’ to help a situation or are you really only unburdening yourself so that you will feel better but the person who now knows ‘the truth’ feels incredibly worse?

Whom do you miss more Freddy Mercury or Prince?  (If you don’t know who those people are, just skip this question.  It’s cool).

Pinterest

Wow! I never knew. When did they name the planet Mercury, Freddie. And are the planning to name the other planets as well? I guess Pluto won’t get a Name since it already really is a famous name.

If you could only email or text people for the rest of your life (no other form of communication), which would you chose? 

From my viewpoint, texting and emails are curses that technology has placed on humanity. They allow people to ‘seem to connect’ but never actually say anything.

Would you prefer to work the midnight shift at a really creepy out of the way motel OR work alone for eternity?

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Bonus question because yes, these are a weird bunch this week:   What’s one secret you’re still keeping from your immediate family? (no details required.  You could say something like “The lost weekend in 1982”.  You can also answer “Why I NEVER keep secrets from my nearest and dearest!”).

Funny Gifs


Written for Share Your World 3-1-2021.

Resident Alien

SyFy

Resident Alien

A New Show on SyFy. 



New on SyFy, this science fiction- mystery show follows the escapades of an alien, forced to crash-land on planet Earth, as he tries to fit in with a secluded town in Colorado.

He ‘high-jacks’ the body and life of a retired doctor and the doctor’s cabin. He tries to learn about the normal life of humans by way of television shows,

His isolated life is put-to-an-end when he is forced to visit the town and conduct an autopsy on a murdered victim.

I have only watched the FIRST installment… but I like it!



Written for Movie Critiques.

Last Man Standing

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Last Man Standing

The Final Season



Mike Baxter, the senior executive and director of marketing for OUTDOOR MAN, a outdoor sporting goods store in Denver, Colorado.

Mike Baxter is joined in this family comedy-drama by his wife and three daughters. Two of the daughters are married. The youngest is in the military.

The Baxter family are a family rooting in traditional American values while on-the-fringes they are involved in outside coalitions.

A FUN watch!



Written for Movie Critiques.