The Blue Muse

The Blue Muse Exemplified in the phrase "deep thoughts, but mostly other things," The Blue Muse is a general-interest blog focused on telling stories about travel, general aviation (non-commercial), cooking, teaching/post-graduate education, photography, communication and everything in between. Most posts feature interesting, humor-infused "slice of life" tales from a personal viewpoint.

Web Site: http://thebluestmuse.blogspot.com/


Words with friends: Collaboration makes better writers

Jan 30, 2016
Words with friends: Collaboration makes better writers

I love the stereotypical image of a writer: A solitary figure, holed up somewhere chain smoking and drinking buckets of booze coffee, surrounded by piles of books and articles and balled up manuscripts. Or enigmatically penning the next great American novel in a coffee shop, maybe in a black turtleneck, …

Words with friends: Collaboration makes better writers

Jan 30, 2016
Words with friends: Collaboration makes better writers

I love the stereotypical image of a writer: A solitary figure, holed up somewhere chain smoking and drinking buckets of booze coffee, surrounded by piles of books and articles and balled up manuscripts. Or enigmatically penning the next great American novel in a coffee shop, maybe in a black turtleneck, …

2016 theme: ‘Bitches get stuff done’

Jan 17, 2016
2016 theme: ‘Bitches get stuff done’

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve spent a good number of days at the airport with my father-in-law, Ray-Dad, wrenching on airplanes. The Cessna 182 I fly is months overdue for its annual inspection and as a Christmas gift, Ray offered to assist me in completing the examination and repairs. While I …

2016 theme: ‘Bitches get stuff done’

Jan 17, 2016
2016 theme: ‘Bitches get stuff done’

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve spent a good number of days at the airport with my father-in-law, Ray-Dad, wrenching on airplanes. The Cessna 182 I fly is months overdue for its annual inspection and as a Christmas gift, Ray offered to assist me in completing the examination and repairs. While I …

2016 theme: ‘Bitches get stuff done’

Jan 17, 2016
2016 theme: ‘Bitches get stuff done’

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve spent a good number of days at the airport with my father-in-law, Ray-Dad, wrenching on airplanes. The Cessna 182 I fly is months overdue for its annual inspection and as a Christmas gift, Ray offered to assist me in completing the examination and repairs. While I …

Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Dec 1, 2015
Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Since it’s officially December, I can wear my Christmas crazy with pride. Things are full tinsel around the house and I’m looking forward to three favorite traditions. In order of their happening this year… 1. Our annual White Elephant extravaganza. It started with a toilet monster and a Hello Kitty toaster. We’ve …

Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Dec 1, 2015
Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Since it’s officially December, I can wear my Christmas crazy with pride. Things are full tinsel around the house and I’m looking forward to three favorite traditions. In order of their happening this year… 1. Our annual White Elephant extravaganza. It started with a toilet monster and a Hello Kitty toaster. We’ve …

Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Dec 1, 2015
Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Since it’s officially December, I can wear my Christmas crazy with pride. Things are full tinsel around the house and I’m looking forward to three favorite traditions. In order of their happening this year… 1. Our annual White Elephant extravaganza. It started with a toilet monster and a Hello Kitty toaster. We’ve …

Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Dec 1, 2015
Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Since it’s officially December, I can wear my Christmas crazy with pride. Things are full tinsel around the house and I’m looking forward to three favorite traditions. In order of their happening this year… 1. Our annual White Elephant extravaganza. It started with a toilet monster and a Hello Kitty toaster. We’ve …

Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Dec 1, 2015
Christmas traditions? Yes, please.

Since it’s officially December, I can wear my Christmas crazy with pride. Things are full tinsel around the house and I’m looking forward to three favorite traditions. In order of their happening this year… 1. Our annual White Elephant extravaganza. It started with a toilet monster and a Hello Kitty toaster. We’ve …

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