The Shape of Things to Come

A brilliant video which I discovered on Dr. Dawg’s website

My time is coming, isn’t it?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

My mother-in-law Rosemarie and her husband Michael are over for a week-long visit. Among other things, they’re helping us transform our basement into a workable guest room, so that our guests have somewhere to sleep now that, come May, Nora will take the nursery, and Vivian has made the guest room her own.

My mother-in-law is a workhorse. I’d forgotten what the colour of the basement floor was like.

And, in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, we had boiled corn beef, boiled potatoes, cabbage and carrots, all of which are excellent with mustard. Green jello topped things off, though I doubt that this was available to the Irish way back when.

And blogging is a little bit light, as I’m hard at work on my third non-fiction commission. I finished the Science Solves It volume on Endangered plants and animals back on the 7th, and have moved over to a sister publication on Sports Science. I’m in the middle of research in a book about cycling, learning about gyroscopic action, and why triangles are the most stable shapes around.

So, maybe tomorrow, I might give you a snippet of The Dream King’s Daughter, which is closing in on 38,000 words (the length of The Unwritten Girl) and has, I estimate, about four more chapters to go.

In the meantime, here’s one reason why Erin and I seem so tired these days:

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