Archive for the 'Tea' Category

Photo spam and tea…

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

I’m working on revisions for my short story for the Hieroglyph Project, and wishing I had a lot more time to work on it. I am full of partly-gestated ideas, and not sure how to make any of them crystallize. Especially since I’m having serious trouble focusing today. But I will put on my big [...]

Gravity delivers.

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Shadow Unit ebook volume 13 is out and available for download wherever fine pixels are pushed! The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit hunts humanity’s worst nightmares. But there are nightmares humanity doesn’t dream are real. The BAU sends those cases down the hall. There, Stephen Reyes and his team pursue criminals transformed by a mysterious force: [...]

An ARC and a cup of tea…

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The standing desk is working out well so far. Although I ran four miles this morning, and my desire to be on my feet is… mitigated by that fact. However, there are incipient crocus emerging through the snow in the front yard, which means we’re well into Mud Season: and I got a box of [...]

When I get a little money, I buy books and tea…

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Upton Tea (A local company, very close to here in Hopkinton Massachusetts) is my preferred tea purveyor and has been for years. Inexpensive, perfect customer service, and what they don’t spend on marketing they pend on providing awesome tea at low prices. I celebrated a long-delayed check with some green tea, which arrived today. And [...]

What a day for a new year…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

…okay, a bit late, but I’ve been busy! I’ve recommenced work on Steles of the Sky, which cannot be finished soon enough to suit me at this point, but will probably take another couple of months at least. It’s the Only Thing On My To-Do List until it’s done. And then I have a metric [...]

It’s the wrong trousers! And they’ve gone wrong!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Good: I ran ten miles this morning at an average pace of 10:46. Ten miles. I am now sitting in my comfy chair with an icepack on my ankle, but this is not a bad thing. (I didn’t hurt myself; I’m just old.) Let’s hear it for ice packs. Basically, I kicked a whole BUNCH [...]

We work. We run. We live.

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Climbed last night, and feel pretty good about it–and ran this morning, and feel even better about that. The climbing was at the more technical of the two gyms I frequent, and I got up a 5.9 pretty easily and the first third of a 5.10b. I will come back to that one–and it won’t [...]

The road winds ever on–

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

I got 3200 words yesterday, which makes up for being a bit, er, distracted on Monday. (Friends, hurricane, you know how it goes.) Today, I have to try to get quota before leaving to go rock climb, so that’s what I’m going to do essentially the instant I hit post on this blog. I’m just [...]

Because everything is better with dragonflies…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tea today:Stash’s wonderful Mangosteen Green with half a lemon in it. Teacup today: dragonfly bowl. Look at the color of this stuff. It’s jut beautiful. Taste is tart and fruity, a tiny bit astringent. Yum. Sun is coming out. We lost a lilac and some gutter: we got off easy, considering what’s going on just [...]

Overture to a Frankenstorm…

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It’d be a perfect gray, blowy day if we didn’t know what was coming. It’s actually quite beautiful out, if a bit windy and misting rain. I did not run this morning; Wednesday I hope to resume regular training. Today and tomorrow will be yoga days, and my body will probably be the better for [...]