When I Call Your Name by Vince Gill

When I Call Your Name — This Friday’s Song

I was in the mood for some classic country this week. "When I Call Your Name" by Vince Gill fits the bill perfectly for this Friday's song. Gill's voice is pitch-perfect and complimented by Patty Loveless doing backing vocals. Hope you enjoy!
Expeditionary Force Mavericks

Expeditionary Force Mavericks: Deathtrap and Freefall

My latest "read" was actually the two books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force Mavericks series, Deathtrap and Freefall. This is a spin-off of Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. Like the main series, Alanson's world-building and story arcs in the Mavericks series are well done. The development of some of the key characters from the early books in the main series was solid. It was actually a nice break from the "Joe-Skippy" show in the main series.
Mountain Music by Alabama

Mountain Music — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is Mountain Music by Alabama. We have had a couple of weeks of sustained hot weather here in Tallahassee. Teresa and I have been thinking about planning a trip to the mountains in north Georgia since they are only about a six-hour drive away. That conversation brought this song to mind.
Creedence Clearwater Revival

Who’ll Stop the Rain — This Friday Song

It has been raining almost every day for the past week in Tallahassee, so "Who'll Stop the Rain" by Credence Clearwater Revival seemed like an excellent choice for this Friday's song. It was a choice between this and another CCR standard "Fortunate Son" which has come to mind for some reason quite a bit this past week as well.
Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts

Summer Breeze — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts. This is one of my favorites, but I am not really sure why I picked this particular song this week. It may be because it's the middle of June and a warm summer breeze is blowing across our back porch. Perhaps, the breeze is just making me feel nostalgic.

Valkyrie and Critical Mass

My latest "read" was actually the next two books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. I read Valkyrie (Book 9) and Critical Mass (Book 10) in May and June. Both of these entries in the series had complex plotlines and big "cliffhangers" at the end.

Only the Good Die Young — This Friday’s Song

Heading into summer, I was in the mood for something really upbeat. "Only the Good Die Young" by Billy Joel fits the bill, so it is this Friday's song. If you follow me, you know that I have been a Billy Joel fan since The Piano Man was released in 1972. I have shared several of his songs before. Hope you enjoy!
Date Night at Lucilla May 23

Relaxed May Date Night at Lucilla

Teresa and I made a return visit to Lucilla Tallahassee for our May "date night." We were actually supposed to go a few weeks ago for Mother's Day, but I was fighting a nasty sinus infection that weekend. Joseph Richardson graciously rescheduled our reservation for us. We had a great meal and a very relaxed "date night."
Outdoor Showers Are a State of Mind

Outdoor Showers Are a State of Mind

Here is my latest "Wicked Cool" find. It is an article from last summer about how outdoor showers are "a state of mind." As we roll into the summer, this "bucket list" project may finally need to get scheduled.

Two of My Tina Turner Favorites

This Friday's song is actually two songs by the amazing Tina Turner. I picked "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "Proud Mary". The world is much richer for the gifts this strong and amazing woman gave to all of us.
Beyond Paradise Cast

Beyond Paradise — What We’re Watching

Our latest BritBox find was Beyond Paradise. This new British crime drama is a spinoff of Death In Paradise. It stars Kris Marshall as Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman. Definitely recommended for the watchlist.