Julie’s World

A Binary Life: Is the Digital Age a new Dark Age?

Fair warning — I’m thinking deep thoughts about the digital age in which we are living. Or semi-deep, anyway, as I’m sitting here at the computer, drinking coffee and scrolling through Smithsonian magazine. I’m thinking about the history of the world. (I warned you) We started out pretty vague, right? Clans, tribes, groups of humans, with… Read more »

Today, life is an octopus

Yup, today is an octopus kinda day.  Actually, more like eight octopuses* because eight writhing tentacles just isn’t enough to describe the kind of wild, all-over-the-place kind of day I have facing me. What’s on my plate?  Let’s look, shall we? writing (duh! but I need to hit a certain minimum page count in order… Read more »

Spamalot! and NOT the musical!

Okay, folks.  Time to check out your spam folders.  You just may be a winner! Mr. Wang Shu, for example, wants me to keep his proposal top secret. Apparently, he would like me to contact him about “details as regards to the transfer of $6,500,000.00 to you. This money initially belongs to a client who… Read more »

Five Minute Fudge Recipe (this stuff is awesome!)

This is the best fudge I have ever had. Swear. I am not a fan of candy store fudge. This fudge has the right texture, the right taste, and it is so, so, so easy to make. (I only make it during the holidays, otherwise I would have to buy new clothes every other week… Read more »

Share your wildest shopping spree purchase (and maybe snag a set of Shadow Keeper novels and an early read of Release Me!)

About two years after we were married, my husband and I were driving down Interstate 10 in California from Palm Springs, returning to our rented house in Orange Country. We drove through a smallish town, Redlands, and thought it looked pretty from the freeway. Being avid explorers of small towns and obsessive model home visitors,… Read more »

Haiku to you, too!

When I was in elementary school, we studied poetry, like most kids do. And we had to write a Haiku, like most kids do. I still remember mine (prepare to be astounded): Hippopotamus Why do you like gooey mud So brown and sticky? Catchy, eh? And on a similarly random note: When my oldest was… Read more »

Celebrate Autumn with a Blog Hop, Naming a Character, and Dishing About Crisp Air, Falling Leaves and Fuzzy Socks

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and the scent of burning wood fills the air. It’s Autumn, folks! And even though I’m in Texas, where the change of the seasons isn’t very dramatic (we go from green leaves to dead leaves), I am loving the new hint of chill in the air–even if… Read more »


Tonight is Bunco night. I’m so excited! To be honest, I didn’t even know what Bunco was until I saw it on an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. Based on that episode, my understanding is that the game involves drinking, gossiping and name calling (this should get interesting!). Oh, and there are dice… Read more »