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Slowing Down…

Immature eagle flying

I haven’t really been around on the blog much the last couple of days.  Actually, I might not be for the next few days either.  Possibly the next few weeks….  I might change my mind and be back tomorrow.  I might decided to stay away except for the prompts and challenges.  Or I might be gone for a while.  Not sure yet.

Anyway, this is just a heads up so if in few days you won’t say, “Hmm, i wonder what happened to Trent?  Did he get abducted by aliens or something?”

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 9th of September, 2017

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong French Sumatra Roast!  If you’d rather, I have a variety of tea, though I prefer just back tea, like English Breakfast or something.  It is cool with a bit of an autumn nip to the air, but it will warm up nicely.  Later this week we will have some warmer weather.  The fall nip though – the trees are already changing!  And the Blackeyed Susans are mostly gone!  The sometimes last until November!  And where are we?  Some of you may recognize the picture of that sexy Moog synthesizer as being taken in New Hampshire.

I know I said about million times that I was on Cape Cod for my end of summer vacation last week.  So this week was a week of return.  I returned to New Hampshire and did stuff around the house.  I returned to work and caught up with all of the work.  I returned to some of the works I had in progress. I returned to my exercise routine (still getting back into it…)

But with all of these returns, I can’t actually think of a lot that I did. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 2nd of September, 2017

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of a strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage.  Actually, I’m a lot later than usual, and it is lunch time.  So there are a wide variety of beverages available.  It’s a beautiful day outside, if a little cool.  September brought mid-fall with it!  But still, the sun is shining and it is gorgeous.  Maybe we can sit in the back yard as we chat.  Oh yes, in case you were wondering and didn’t know my little key for photos, that stack of Beatles mugs up at the top means that I am still on Cape Cod.

This week is my typical end of summer vacation.  Even before I bought the cottage down here, the last week of August (sometimes the first week of September) is always a week that I spend down here.  And for almost a decade my parents have joined me down here.  It’s a nice little end of summer get away, even if it is to a place i go all of the time.

Besides visiting with my parents, and things like that, I did some of the typical Cape Cod stuff.  I spent some time on the kayak, walked on the beach, took long walks in the woods, played with the puppies, etc.  I also relaxed, did a little bit of writing, talked to some people and stuff like that.  So it’s been a nice week. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 26th of August, 2017!

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you large mug of a strong Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage.  It is a gorgeous day!  I’ve already been out quite a bit, including a long walk on the beach taking pictures of seals.  It’s sunny, warm but not hot, and just perfect!  And where am I?  Some of you may recognize the picture at the top as being on Cape Cod.  The Edward Gorey mug should give it away….

This has been a busy week.  Work was very busy with several projects going on.  One day I had over seven hours of meetings scheduled..

This week was also the official launch of my book, The Fireborn.  Here is a link to the release party.

Thinking of links, after doing a coffee share for someplace around three years, I have decided to make a change.  When I first started, a lot of bloggers I followed did recap posts, so i thought the coffee share was the perfect place.  Nobody seems to be doing that any more, but I still did out of habit.  Funny thing is, I think I can count the number of times someone went back to look at an old post from a coffee share on using the fingers on one hand.  It’s just a waste of my time and your eyeballs.  I’m sure you want to know more about what I’m doing, not what I’m blogging. Continue reading

Release Party! The Fireborn

Fireborn Cover

In the shadowy area where myth and history collide

Hello!  Welcome, welcome!  Come on in.  I have some fine wine open and other beverages available.  There are several types of gourmet cheeses and crackers.  I have fresh veggies and a variety of dips, if needed.  Some fruit.  Hmm, am I missing anything?

2000 Pavillon Rouge Chateau du Margaux

Oh!  The book! Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 19th of August

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of Dark Roast (not sure what’s all mixed in it ;) ), a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It’s an odd day out there, but after pouring rain all day yesterday, I am going to have to get out in it.  I hate spending the day inside!  And the last few days have been…, well, that’s what the coffee post is about isn’t it?  And where am I today?  Some of you may recognize that photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

The big thing about this last week was that I spent Thursday through Tuesday in Colorado.  I did a lot of hiking and other stuff like that.  It was a good time.  I’ve just started going through photos and will have a couple of photo posts later, but here is one I liked: Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 12th of August

Coffe on the Road

Hello!  I can’t come to the blog right now.  Please leave a message at the…

Oh, hi!  I’m sorry, I’m not home.  I’m traveling.  Yep, I am far from home and have a full agenda so I don’t really have time to talk.  We can sip some coffee and such, but…

Where am I?  Well, I have no idea since I am writing this on Wednesday, but i do know it is someplace in Colorado.

Don’t worry, there will by photos to come!! Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 5th of August 2017

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welocome!  Come in our of the rain and I’ll grab you a large mug of Cafe Domingo, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It has been hot and steamy here the last few days, but not quite a heat wave.  yesterday was a little cooler, “only” around 85 F/30 C (it had been hovering just under 90), but it was much more humid.  Some intense “pop up”, heat/humidity induced thunderstorms rolled through in the afternoon, cooling it down for about an hour, but then it grew uncomfortable again.  After today’s rain it should be nice.  And where are we?  Some of you in the know can tell by the photo at the top that we are in New Hampshire this fine Saturday morning.

I can hear some of you mutter, “Cafe Domingo, what?”  I’ve been experimenting with coffee lately.  I’ve tried a few supposedly “craft/local style” Caribbean and Latin American style coffees.  Not bad, but I think I’ll stick with my dark roasts.  In fact, I’ve grown very found of Sumatra Roast.  It is very rich, yet silky smooth.  I’ve been enjoying it even more than my typical French Roast, though a blend of the two is great as well. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 29th of July

Hello!  Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea or some other warm beverage.  Or Cold beverage, I guess.  I mean, it is summer!  Today, though is an odd day.  It is a little on the cool side – still shorts and short sleeve shirt.  It’s very humid and cloudy.  Not the greatest for being outside, though that never stopped me ;)  And where are we?  From the photo at the top, some of you may know that we are on Cape Cod this morning.

I just got back from taking a long walk on the beach.  Isn’t that how you like to start your morning?  I’ll watch the weather and may get out on the kayak.  Some friends will be in town, so I’ll spend part of the afternoon socializing, which is an odd activity for an introvert ;)  So I don’t know exactly what I am doing today, but I know I’ll stay busy. Continue reading