animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


Ideal Tree Service finally showed up today. I guess this has been a busy summer for trimming trees. They trimmed two oaks in the front yard and a maple in the back. I’m really happy with the job they did. If you’re looking for someone in the Johnstown area, I …

proving ground

Way back when, I read another book by this same author, Peter Blauner, and I couldn’t put it down. If I recall correctly, I stayed up half the night reading it. Unfortunately, the same was not true for this novel. While good, it didn’t pull me in like that. I …

second act

I should have heeded the critics’ warnings on this one. But I figured it would be worth it just to look at Milo Ventimiglia for a bit. Turns out, he was hardly in the movie. Not good. My rating: 2.5/5