When my eldest son moved out, he took my his cat Spike with him. So every now and then he taunts me with photos. Like this one. Poor Spike. I insist that I must go to Toronto and rescue Spike and bring him home so he won’t be tortured by […]

Can he look more disgruntled?

I’ve pulled up the “new post” page a couple times since Gizmo Guy’s post, but what a hard act that post was to follow. GG’s a little embarrassed by all the attention he drew — oh, don’t worry, he did say originally send it to me as a post, but […]

Sunday Round-Up

Gah. I’ve always heard things happen in threes. And I’ve generally found it to be true, especially with unpleasant events.  Well, two unpleasant things have happened in the last three weeks, and I find myself now on tenterhooks wondering just what that third bad thing will be and when it’ll […]


Wow, it’s the middle of February already — the time is just flying by. Thanks for your patience while I’ve been hiding away in my writing cave. But this year I made the resolution to stop over-editing and get more work ‘out there’ and that means putting my butt in […]

On Spike and KD

Spike! Meet Spike … the newest addition to the Braemel household.  We adopted Spike yesterday — he’s seven years old and is a big boy so no kitten photos for you. Spike is named after Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now I must confess, I’ve never watched an episode […]