Friday, October 21, 2016

The Some Things Never Change Weekly Link Round-Up

It's a given. Some things just never change. You may not always know why, but they don't. Sunshine always makes me happy. I don't know why; it just does. I can't stand the taste of coffee. My mother said it was because my very first taste was of my grandmother's notorious brew. She may be right.

I always want to know the names of birds and flowers and trees wherever I go. Why? Search me!

I would imagine that I share the next item with several of you: I don't feel comfortable leaving the house unless I have something to read with me. Sound familiar? I've been that way since I started carrying some sort of purse.

I may also share the next tidbit with a few of you as well. I imagine you've been peeking at the photo to the right. Yes, that's me. Someone woke me up one morning, and I was not amused. I am not a morning person. I never have been. I love to watch the sun rise, but I'd much rather it be on my way to bed, not because my alarm's gone off at the crack of dawn.  

It takes a while for the morning fog to clear my brain, and heaven help you if you wake me in the middle of a deep sleep and make me talk! I may be perfectly coherent to my ears, but whatever I'm saying will be complete gibberish to you. Can this night owl get up early? Of course-- when I've got a good reason to. I got up at 4 AM every day for years. (Money was involved.)

I have to admit that I do like being able to indulge my nocturnal ways. There's something about writing in the wee hours of the morning that is so peaceful and satisfying. But it's time to stop blathering. Let me grab a flashlight and head on out to the corral. These links I've been saving are going to be rudely awakened by a bonafide night owl. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Meet Irena Sendler, the female Schindler who saved 2,500 children during World War II. 
  • How black women did the math that put men on the moon. 
  • How my grandfather (MacKinlay Kantor) went from the Pulitzer Prize to complete obscurity.
  • Ann Cleeves, master of the village noir.
  • The pep talk that helped Monet create his most beloved work. 
  • John Chrenka, a World War II D-Day veteran who was awarded the Legion of Honor, has died at the age of 94. 
  • William Playfair, the Scottish scoundrel who changed how we see data. 

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. That's such a cute 'photo of you, Cathy, even if you don't look exactly pleased. Funny how things about us never seem to change. As for me, I've always been a morning person. Yes, as you're going to bed, I'm pouring a cup of coffee for myself. Funny how biorhythms are.. Anyway, I have an ancient gate to explore, now, if you'll excuse me...

    1. I knew this about you a long time ago, Margo, just from checking the times on the comments you leave!


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