Friday, October 12, 2018

An Arizona Sunset Weekly Link Round-Up

Another quiet week at Casa Kittling with only one humdinger of a thunderstorm that woke me from a sound sleep at 4 AM to liven things up. I've been reading and knitting up a storm, and adjusting my schedule now that I'm not spending afternoons in the pool. I think I'm quietly charging up my battery for the next three eye procedures because I know there's upcoming downtime when I won't be able to do so many things that I enjoy. But don't worry-- my priority is still having two properly functioning eyes, so I'm not complaining about the route I have to take.

Arizona Sunset, October 7, 2018  ©Denis Barlow

The one thing that I wanted to share with you this week (besides the links) is the photo Denis sent me Sunday evening. My timing was definitely off that day. While I was at home taking a shower, my husband was at work at Sky Harbor International Airport and able to take a photo of this breathtaking sunset. It is my not-so-humble opinion that Arizona has to be one of the best places in the world for jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets. I wish you all could see the photo full size because your mind would really be blown. (Am I the only one who talks about minds being blown anymore?)

Time for me to mosey on out to the corral and see what the sunset looks like tonight. Head 'em up! Moooooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • In the 1950s, Walt Kelly’s comic strip about a cute opossum named Pogo was syndicated by over 450 newspapers. It was also frequently censored. (And I had no idea when I read this strip every day as a child.)
  • It's no mystery why fans and authors gathered for Bouchercon in St. Petersburg, Florida. 
  • The Wonky Donkey: a viral video of a grandmother makes this picture book a bestseller.
  • The voters who disappeared from the rolls.
  • Stories bad and good: Understanding Appalachia through reading.
  • The novelist who wrote about How to Murder Your Husband has been charged with murdering her husband. 
  • Why does the US change so many book titles?
  • A bookseller's lament: the books we're drowning in. 

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • 87 elephants were found dead near a sanctuary in Botswana. 
  • Toxic chemicals banned twenty years ago are finally disappearing from Arctic wildlife.
  • 92 military dogs are coming home from Afghanistan after a job well done.
  • Biologist Johnnie H. French works at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory, the world's only full-service forensics lab for wildlife crimes.
  • In the last decade, four birds went extinct and four more are likely gone.
  • A new species of translucent, gelatinous fish has been discovered in the deep sea. 
  • How this popular garden plant may spread parasites that harm Monarch butterflies.
  • India's giant, technicolor squirrels.

►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. What a gorgeous sunset, Cathy - thanks for sharing. And I'm glad you're taking the time to shore up your resources for the surgery; I think that's wise. Now, for me, it's off to that Roman tomb...or that Aztec temple. Hmm....hard to choose this time!


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