Friday, March 28, 2014


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If you flip this picture so the moon cups the other way, you'll have this morning's moon on the way to work. I love the moon.

The sky to the east was just beginning the barest lightening of color to herald the sunrise. And I got to thinking about how, at the end of a program at the planetarium, they lighten the horizon, showing off the silhouettes of buildings and trees, letting the sun rise on a new day. I love planetariums.

It's been a long time since I've gone to a program. Technology and what we know about space has changed. (Yeah, it's been a long, LONG time.) Planetarium programs have changed, too, to show us this new knowledge and far distant aspects of space in brilliant, simulated colors. 

But today I hunger for an old-fashioned planetarium show. The voice from behind the control panel explaining the sights overhead. The stars in simple glory as they appear here in Nebraska. Or in South America. Or the North Pole. A simple light points out each star as the sparkling dots are connected to create animals, heroes and gods that peoples named so long ago. Then it's fun to see an image overlaid--although my imagination has no problem performing that task itself! And how the stars move in a night, a month, a year.

And yes, I'm wishing for the gentle music signaling the sun.

There's a planetarium at the museum in my home town. So we had plenty of school field trips and summer excursions there. Perhaps that's where my love of space, stars and the moon began. How about you? Do you have any favorite planetarium memories?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BEAT IT - Misty Mountains Jackson Mix (Full Version)

It;s been awhile since I've shared a parody. Well, this isn't really a parody, more like a really, really cool cover.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Read an Ebook Week 2014

Anytime is great for reading an ebook, but this week is even better. There's a wealth of free and specially reduced price books at Smashwords this week...

...including four tales from The Double Keltic Triad.  

By Keltic Design is free for the week! Fires of a Keltic Moon, Keltic Flight, and Wild Keltic Carouselle are all at 50% off! 

Stop by my author page at Smashwords for links to each book and their coupon code. Or click on the covers below to go directly to that page. Can't be any simpler than that! And I love simple.

And of course there's a virtual library as Smashwords where you can lose yourself while discovering books to thrill your soul. It's a good thing.

Now, if you will excuse me...I've got to go read an ebook! Have a great Read an Ebook Week everyone.