Ah, the bookshelf . . . what an interesting place these nooks hold in the universe as a reflection of taste, wonder and intrigue. Last time, I started with bookshelf #2 and #3. Today we are double dipping again with #4 and #5. Bookshelf #4 is . . . no books, but a party amongst toys and miscellaneous objects, only. These toys and things don’t like books:
If you remember a while back, we did a segment here on SDMcKinley.com called Friday Fun Links. Fun links have evolved into Friday Fun Trifecta, where I will feature one thing of each – music, book and visual arts. Welcome to Friday Fun Trifecta #9, in appreciation for artwork.
Last week sadly, there was no Friday Fun post, so this one comes a day early. I had come down with a bit of a viral cold, nothing too serious. Thank God. I’m still in a bit of recovery mode with little twinges here and there along with slight lethargy. The cold came in sort of a blessing in disguise, since I strangely felt like sleeping and finally got some good rest in this past weekend.
Such a joy it is to hear the music that Adele and her crew put together with Set Fire to the Rain. I absolutely love a nice concert / live performance and this one is more than great, if not better than the original recording, performed at the Royal Albert Hall. The fact that the live performance is so great, it says something in itself about the talent behind the song.
On a slightly unrelated note, I greatly favored Rolling in the Deep as her first hit as well. I’m not a big hits person, but when it’s good, it’s good. Right? The Rolling in the Deep song came at a time in my life that was rocky, ( and so was the music industry ) to say the least and this music helped me through. Thank you for that, Adele. I remember wiring up a lantern battery to my DC radio, so I could listen without municipal power and it worked a charm. Such bitter-sweet memories that I wish to never repeat. Never again.
Ah, the bookshelf . . . what an interesting place these nooks hold in the universe as a reflection of taste, wonder and intrigue. Last week, I started with bookshelf #1 and today we are double dipping with #2 and #3. Bookshelf #2 is . . . no books, but a party amongst toys, only. These toys don’t like books:
Welcome to the post for Bookshelf #1, where I’ll show you the top row of my book shelf just after some tidying up. Then, later I will continue onto the next shelf. There’s several different places to store the books, here, there, everywhere. Things make it onto the bookshelf, of course that aren’t books. 🙂 This is something of a natural order.
Speaking of natural: You ever try to eat a raw potato? It might make sense, right? You can get a whole sack of potatoes for five dollars and then your hunger is raging for nice, nutritious treat to fill your stomach, but then, it doesn’t agree. Something similar to birch bark. It never does settle.
Instead, I’m vouching for some Pepperidge Farm toast with butter and year old Christmas jelly that settles greatly:
This section of the game is called “For Whom the Bear tolls”.
If you want to see me drive crazy through the woods like a drunk sailor on a unicorn trike start at the beginning. People battle starts at like 5:20, almost three minute bear battle after shooting the bell twice at 9:20 with . . .
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WARNING: Some elements of this post are NSFW, as also the suggestive themes and premise of this book and movie. The movie is Rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.
S.D. McKinley.com presents a quick dive into the book and film, A Scanner Darkly.
I must not have been as big of a fanatic I thought I was about the story A Scanner Darkly, because I just learned that the movie was first a book by Philip K. Dick.
Let start this article out by saying thank you to fellow indie author Theresa Dale for the awesome review on my book, How LJ and Rom Saved Heavy Metal:
Be on the lookout for my review of her book Asylum soon ( I got one ahead of it by Mr. Lee Hall and I’m in a bit of a backlog at the moment with everything )
Now, lets get to the point. I have read a lot of books over the years. Here are some recommendations that spring to mind. Enjoy:
Occidental Mythology was published in 1964 and is a non-fiction book about eastern mythology. It’s old style of writing and informative knowledge about the subject is magically captivating. It ties together similarities between the different religions covered in the book.
It’s difficult for me to feel connected to other people through common social media such as Facebook and Instagram. That is why I love blogs that aren’t fueled by monetary bureaucracy and the narrative. I am slowly discovering such nooks and gather them into my feed reader. I use Feedly for syndication of reading material. If you aren’t familiar with RSS, that is how it works on the back end ( WordPress sends these feeds out through a /feed ( <- you can view my feed by clicking, although it won’t look very pretty, it is for computer mouths ) at the end of the main site URL ). I used to use Google Reader until Google canned it for other projects.
I happened upon this article outlining the race boat drivers that were lucky enough to test a uniquely designed outboard racing motor. One of them was my father ( Rich McKinley ):
The lucky seven..Here is the seven drivers that was hand picked by OMC to race the unique designed racing outboard:..Jimbo McConnell , Mike Downard, Rich McKinley, Jonny Sanders, Tom Posey, Barry Woods and Bobby Witt. This is an incredible letter from Jack Leek at OMC to Jimbo McConnell. Thank you Cathy McConnell/ Source: Svera.se /
Beyond the darkness, way past what you can see or even imagine is a massive wheel turning. It turns and trudges through people’s existence of experience, memories and dreams. Sometimes is tugs at your soul. Sometimes it pulls at your soul so hard you have no choice but to write. If you don’t write something down it will probably eat your lunch before it is able to hit your stomach. Then, after it eats all of your lunch the wheel will eat at your soul and consume the whole of you if you don’t give it what it wants…….
I gave the wheel what it wanted and I wrote a book.