Thursday, August 04, 2022

The Fifteen-Minute Lake Weekly Link Round-Up

 


The visiting nurse continues to be pleased with Denis, his progress, his attitude, and his vital signs. Now, if we could just get the physical therapist to show up! I have a secret goal-- something that I really want to do at the beginning of October, and it all hinges on Denis's recovery. That means getting the physical therapist in gear.
 
Other than medical professionals showing up, it's been rather quiet here. Quiet and extremely humid, which is something I do not enjoy. I was beginning to think that this year's monsoon was going to pass by Casa Kittling, but this past Saturday, we finally got some rain-- and more than just a sprinkle or two.
 
 


Fortunately, it wasn't enough rain to fill the pool with mud, and although it looks as though you could go fishing on Lake Kittling, the water-- once it stopped raining-- was soaked into the ground in about fifteen minutes. That big cactus out front is very happy, as are all the rest of the trees and shrubs.
 
I hope your summer has been (and continues to be) a good one. Enjoy the links!
 
 

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
 
►Book Banning & Censorship◄

 
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
 
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
 
►The Wanderer◄
 
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Did Khutulun and other warrior women actually fight in the Mongol Army?
  • The Governor of Texas says that Bo Jackson covered all the funeral expenses of the Uvalde victims' families. 
  • Harini Nagendra and The Bangalore Detectives Club
  • Meet Romay Davis, the 102-year-old Black female Army vet honored with a gold medal for her groundbreaking service in World War II.
 
►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.

Stay cool. Stay healthy. And Don't forget to curl up with a good book!

16 comments:

  1. It's really good to hear Denis is doing so well, Cathy. I hope he continues to make good progress, not just for his health, but so you can meet that goal. That rain looks intense! I hope it didn't do any damage. Usually, as you know, I focus on your 'Indiana Jones' links. But this time, it's different. That comment about history is too important. We have to teach and know the history that actually happened, even if it makes us uncomfortable. I've been in the education business for a long time, and I've come to firmly believe that any kind of censorship in reading and learning is damaging at best, and tragic and dangerous at worst. Every teacher needs to have that quote memorized, and live by it.

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    1. The rain didn't do any damage, nor did the toadchoker we had at 4:30 AM Thursday morning. The plant life at Casa Kittling is happy indeed!

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  2. We got hit by some pretty heavy rain within the last week. My first thought was that it must be monsoon season in Arizona. (OK, maybe my first thought was how nice it was not to be roasting.)

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    1. Yes, that not being flash-fried on the hoof is very welcome!

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  3. I LOVE that quote about history. Everyone does need to read that and then teach it to others. And I'm only a little jealous of all your lovely rain. ;D

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    1. I wish I could share, but we need every single drop we receive-- and more!

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  4. I'll admit that I'm 'more than a little jealous' of your rain. Could you convince it to head east and south a bit. Goodness, we could use it. We are parched. Glad to hear that things are going well for Denis at home and here's hoping the PT get the program moving soon!

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    1. The PT showed up Thursday afternoon and will again on Monday afternoon. Progress!

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  5. I wish some of that rain would mosey on over our way. I can't remember the last time we had a substantial rain. Things are parched here.

    That's a wonderful picture and quote. Thank you for including it.

    I looked at the list of great locked room mysteries and realized I haven't read any of them! More for my TBR list.

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    1. Substantial TBR lists are de rigueur, n'est pas? ;-)

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  6. Glad to hear Denis is settling in. We are very dry this year which is not usual for us. The grass is crunchy. According to the forecasters, we should get some rain today... unless it goes to the north or maybe to the south. Sigh.

    I'm off to check out the list of locked room mysteries. Have a good weekend!

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    1. You, too-- and I hope you get some rain!

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  7. This whole business of banning books, or even mere words, is truly disturbing. What's next, book burnings? If this is not incipient fascism I don't know what is.

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    1. I agree, David-- and I've shared some links in that Book Banning & Censorship section in which the person has-- indeed-- wanted to burn the books. This is deeply, deeply disturbing.

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  8. Glad to read that Denis is improving, and that your flora are happy about the rain. Thanks for these links. Always interesting, although the book banning is maddening, as you and other commenters have said. What is so wrong with children reading and thinking about more than their own experiences and environment? Don't get this. And I have read about people who want to burn books. Horrendous. If you don't like a book, don't read it, but allow others to do so. No censorship, please. All of those reading lists bring me to add on to the lists.
    And Elly Griffiths delivered in The Locked Room, although I did shed a tear or two.

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    1. I seem to remember reaching for a tissue myself.

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