Jury duty – just mark me as “unwanted”

Kevin had jury duty last month in the federal district court, and almost as soon as he was done, I got a notice in the mail to report in January for the state/county courts. And one the following week to report in February for the city courts. Oy. Now, I’m…

Keep a sharp eye out for those tricky adverbs

Literally.┬áPossibly.┬áProbably.┬áLikely. Red flags for the critical thinker as they allow a speaker/writer to make an assertion designed to elicit an unwarranted response. You don’t strike fear in a heart by saying “There’s a 10% chance that would happen” but by saying “It possibly could happen.” People bypass the generic adverb…

Making my craft room a really happy place

So I’ve been back in my painting togs of late. Got a burr under my saddle to redo my craft room, which took a bit of convincing myself since that mural I had on the one wall took me forever to paint (not to mention the math involved!), but it…

Bookpile: June 2012

Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production – It’s a textbook, it seems. But one of the most untextbookily written textbooks I’ve ever read. Is it the topic area? As in, you get a lot more creative types in the theater department than the history department, so theater…

Somewhere on the back roads southwest of Dallas …

Guess crappy weather in the past few years was the final straw and they’ve just given up.