Goodbye, Twinkle

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are!Up above the world so high,Like a diamond in the sky… Those were the lyrics that my grandfather—Papa, as we call him—were teaching my then two-year-old niece. It was early 2020 or so. A tiny kitten, who had no name at the … Continue reading →


Eleven days. I was fully prepared to say goodbye before Oreo came back into my life. He typically likes to stay out and about but generally remains within the yard. I thought he was lost forever. But, he came back. He did shed a little weight, which might not be … Continue reading →

Pictures of cats

If there’s anything truly good about the World Wide Web, it’s that people can share cat pictures

When life gives you lemons...

You know, sometimes you just get tired of drinking all that lemonade. August started out great. It was the best month, financially, that I’ve had all year. I celebrated Theme Hybrid’s 10-year anniversary. And, I paid up all my hosting fees to keep the site going for its 11th year. … Continue reading →

Early 2017 homestead

As this year’s spring season gets underway, I’ve already gotten the garden fever. That’s just a given for me after waiting and planning all winter. Here’s a look at some of the homestead so far this year. I’ve got a few other things planted that I hope to show in … Continue reading →

Happy 13th, Smeagle!

While everyone was celebrating Thanksgiving this past week, my oldest cat, Smeagle, was celebrating his 13th birthday. He wasn’t particularly fond of the camera. The above shots were the best I could get him to pose for in the last few days. Yes, Smeagle is named after the Lord of … Continue reading →

Why I haven't blogged much this year

“When are you going to write some new WordPress tutorials?” people ask. I’ve been getting emails off and on this year about why I haven’t blogged as much. Generally, when I haven’t blogged in a while, it’s because I get a bit burnt out or am working too much on … Continue reading →