Journal

Here Comes the Sun Video Cover

Here Comes the Sun — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles. This song has always been about "beginnings" for me. I am starting a new gig next week and thought it would be a good choice. I picked the 2019 video mix which is pretty true to the original recording. Hope you enjoy!
J’s Mongolian Beef Bao

Street Food Friday

Made our second visit to J's Asian Street Food on Friday. We both had had a long week and wanted something simple and relaxing. We had some interesting new dishes. We left satiated and relaxed.
If I Were Your LOver by Kip Moore

If I Were Your Lover — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "If I Were Your Lover" by Kip Moore. This new song has a solid, uptempo beat that is classic Kip Moore. The video features Morgan Wade. It is pretty "steamy" and a bit dark for a Moore video.
Joe and Skippy illustration with cover of Trouble in Paradise by Craig Alanson

Trouble on Paradise — Latest Read

Enjoying the Expeditionary Force series by Craig Alanson. Just finished Trouble in Paradise, a short novella positioned as Book 3.5 in the series. It was a quick, entertaining read. Will be picking up Book 4 shortly.
Threat Warning by John Gilstrap Featured Image

Threat Warning — Latest Read

Finished up Threat Warning which is the third book in the Jonathan Grave series by John Gilstrap. This one took shortcuts with both character and storyline development. Will probably read one more to see if it gets back to the level of the first two books.
Indian Matchmaking

Indian Matchmaking — What We Are Watching

We were looking to take a break from British murder and mayhem shows, so we decided to try Indian Matchmaking on Netflix. We are usually aren't big fans of "reality" shows, but thought this one could be fun.
Deep Sleep by Steven Konkoly Cover and Author Photo

Deep Sleep

Finished Deep Sleep by Steven Konkoly. This was an Amazon First Read from earlier this year. It is a brand new series from Konkoly with a new lead character, Devin Gray. It does bring back some characters and story arcs from his earlier series. It clearly played to the news cycle's focus on Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.
Meyer Lemon Crème Brûlée

Date Night Southern Style at Lucilla

Lucilla has been on our “try it” list for quite a while. They specialize in New American cuisine that blends southern traditions with contemporary elements to create some very unique dishes. I was in the mood to try someplace new for our August date night and decided it was time for us to visit.
More Than a Feeling by Boston

More Than A Feeling — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "More Than A Feeling" by Boston. This song was released in 1976 as the lead single on the band's debut album. I have lots of good memories from that time. I had taken a break from college and moved back to the North Shore of Boston the year before.
Paradise Craig Alanson Featured Image

Paradise by Craig Alanson — Latest Read

Just finished Paradise, Book 3 of the Expeditionary Force series by Craig Alanson. Alanson continues to leverage the success factors from the first two books, especially the "pithy" dialog between Joe and Skippy. Another light, fun summer read.
Wild Palomino by the Zac Brown Band

Wild Palomino — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Wild Palomino" by the Zac Brown Band. This version features Cody Johnson. He seemed to have lost his way personally and professionally over the past few years and it showed in his music. This song is the type of very personal, classic country ballad that made us fans. We hope is is the first of many more.