Journal

I Found you By Nate Smith

I Found You — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "I Found You" by Nate Smith. Smith has a compelling personal story and a unique style. I thought this song which blends the themes of redemption and "timing" was very well done.
Larry Fleet and Zach Williams

This Too Shall Pass — This Friday’s Song

It has been a very difficult time for so many people across Florida since Ian slammed into the coast and then cut a path across our beautiful state. Lives have been lost, homes destroyed and businesses ruined. When this new song by Larry Fleet and Zach Williams came up in my YouTube feed yesterday, I thought it was the perfect choice for this Friday's song. It is a reminder that with faith, hope, and love, we can overcome anything. I hope you enjoy "This Too Shall Pass."
Hopetoun Brown and other performers who sang the Saint James Infirmary Blues

St. James Infirmary Blues — This Friday’s Song

Discovered this version of the St. James Infirmary Blues by Hopetoun Brown while I was learning more about Tami Neilson. She is featured in this version along with Finn Scholes and Kingsley Melhuish. It is a great rendition of this classic song.
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.