Thursday, May 11, 2023

Those Last Four Blocks Weekly Link Round-Up


Gotta write fast because I think the charger for my laptop died, and my laptop is almost out of juice. Last week, I mentioned that Denis and I were going to hop on our chariots and head over to Target. We did. We got the latest Covid booster vaccine and then did a little shopping. In case any of you are wondering, I resisted the urge to challenge Denis to a race in a quiet parking lot that we cross on our way over there.
It's a good thing I did.
2½ blocks to go...

Just as we got across one of the busier intersections in Phoenix, Denis' motorized wheelchair ran out of juice. With very little warning, I might add. Just curled up its toes and died. Fortune was with us, thank heavens. The wheelchair isn't that heavy, and Denis was up to the task of pushing it the rest of the way home, AND he had very few aches and pains afterwards. We dodged a bullet on that one, didn't we? (And I've got to run before this laptop curls up its toes...)
Enjoy the links!

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

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
  • The easiest dog breeds to train according to a professional dog trainer.
  • How octopuses use their arms to detect taste.
  • A man has built a furnished home for his adopted squirrels.
  • Meet Billy, the ornery granddaddy of Orlando's famed swans.
  • Outsider animals may be the best at solving problems.
  • Saving bats in Papua New Guinea through"knowledge-weaving" tradition and science.
  • Scientists taught these pet parrots to video call each other, and the birds loved it.
  • The first lion spotted in Chad National Park in twenty years is "beautiful" and "healthy".
►The Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►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.

No matter how busy you may be, don't forget that quality Me Time curled up with a good book!


  1. So sorry to hear about Denis' wheelchair - bad timing! I'm glad it all ended well, though, and that he wasn't in pain. And, oh, I love that Nora Roberts quote! And now, I'm off to Lisbon, before I completely lose it and go on my anti-book-banning rant...

    1. I know. These people are really getting to me.

  2. Glad you and Denis made it home, Thanks for these links, but am dismayed at the book bans Agree with Nora Robertsn, including good luck with stopping a teenager from reading a book. I am reading the sad, but excellent time Demon Copperhead, which just won the
    Pulitzer. A muckraking book with a great protagonist and humor.

    1. Demon Copperhead's title always catches my eye.

  3. I'm glad you and Denis made it home from Target! That's a little disconcerting to have your transportation die like that. Hope you have a great weekend! :D

    1. I hope your weekend is going as well as ours, Lark!


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