Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 21, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #29

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #29

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

– Thomas A. Edison

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”

– Thomas A. Edison

Today’s theme = Thomas A. Edison

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 21, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #26

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #26

What is your favorite late-summer treat?

My two cents, but please share yours:

The nectarines are huge and juicy this summer. So I’m going with nectarines topped with a little vanilla ice cream. A light version (omitted the corn-flour thickener) of chicken tortilla soup is running a close second.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 21, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #25

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #25

What was your favorite book that you read this summer?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This was a tough choice, because I read so many great books, particularly a couple of fun fantasy series by JA Andrews. However, my favorite was The Immortality Code by Douglas E. Richards. This near-future science-fiction thriller gives a nice peek into the world of quantum computing. Enjoy.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 14, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #28

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #28

“If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that’s what this Olympic medal represents.”

– Clara Hughes

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“The Olympic Gold medal in 1968 was definitely the highest moment of my career. It was a dream come true. I was a 19-year-old boy, and it was just amazing to be standing on top of the podium and hearing the National Anthem in the background.”

– George Foreman

Today’s theme = The Olympics

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 14, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #24

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #24

What is your favorite sport to watch during the summer Olympics?

My two cents, but please share yours:

I thoroughly enjoy gymnastics and diving, but my favorite event is rhythmic gymnastics. What those athletes do with their chosen props, the advanced skills they display, is absolutely amazing.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 14, 2021

Movie Corner – 2021 – Post #6 – Perfect for August

Movie Corner – 2021 – Post #6 – Perfect for August

What movie would be perfect to watch in August?

My two cents, but please share yours:

For this Olympics month, I’m going with an icy romantic comedy, The Cutting Edge (1992). This cute figure-skating film features Roy Dotrice, Moira Kelly, and D.B. Sweeney. Enjoy.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 7, 2021

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #27

Favorite Quotes – 2021 – Post #27

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

– Yoda

My two cents (or another favorite quote), but please share yours:

“When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back.”

– Yoda

Today’s theme = Yoda

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 7, 2021

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #23

Picoblog Question – 2021 – Post #23

What summer comfort food have you been indulging in this week?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Lately, I’ve been cooking lighter versions of my winter casseroles. Today’s casserole was a microwave version of mac-and-cheese with diced ham.

To lighten things up, use a healthier version of canned cream-of-chicken soup mixed with an equal amount of shredded sharp-cheddar cheese, season with a teaspoon of dry mustard, and melt in the microwave. No heavy cream. No processed-cheese product.

This recipe also makes a great base for queso. Just add your preferred Tex-Mex fixings. Enjoy.

How about you?

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | July 7, 2021

Book Corner – 2021 – Post #6

Book Corner – 2021 – Post #6

What are you currently reading, and are you enjoying your books?

My two cents, but please share yours:

For fiction, I’m starting The Immortality Code by Douglas E. Richards. I’ve read several of his techie-spy-thriller books and loved them. Based on the first chapter, this story promises to be even better.

For nonfiction, I’m just beginning The Great U.S.-China Tech War by Gordon G. Chang. I picked up this short book, because it ties in with The Immortality Code.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | June 30, 2021

Happy Independence Day – July 4, 2021!

Wishing all of my friends, near and far,

Happy Independence Day – July 4, 2021!

Enjoy the Celebration!

Cheers, Ashley

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