Category: Questing

2017 Reads, Books, Mystery Series

Alex Kava’s Before Evil Chronicles Maggie O’Dell’s Early Days as a FBI Special Agent

Before Evil by Alex Kava (Maggie O’Dell Book 0.5 ) Several days ago I finished Before Evil the latest release from one of my favorite mystery writers Alex Kava. Before Evil is book 0.5 as it is a prequel to A Prefect Evil which is Book 1 in Kava’s Maggie O’Dell series. A Perfect  Evil was the first Alex Kava book I read. I loved it and I’ve read almost every book since. About Maggie O’Dell Maggie O’Dell is a profiler with the FBI and over the course of the eleven books that comprise the series Maggie has faced some pretty big challenges....

2017 Reads, Books

Recapping My September through November Reads

An Attempt to Catch-Up on My August-November Reads Ok so while I haven’t posted on this blog, I have been fairly active in the various aspects of my life that I discuss on this blog. And while I can’t catch up on everything in one post, I will try to hit a few of the highlights and then try to catch up over the next week or so. Back in the middle of August, I was having a hard time writing new posts, so I started a new blog A Sixties Man, because,well, that’s what I am! I was born...

Classic Rock, Genealogy

An Introduction to My Family Tree

The Beginnings - The Karn - Ashton Family Lines I believe it was probably more than a year ago now, when I wrote that I was going to write more about my family heritage. So I guess it's about damn well time I got started, don’t you think? So let’s begin, I was born in the hospital in Riverside, New Jersey. My mother thinks she was there but she was never sure! They zonked her with some strong drugs and the next thing she knew, I was in her arms! Anyway all the DNA evidence points to the fact that...

Music, New Age, Running

A Fine Morning Meditation, A Good Run, Then the Fall….

And I Don't Mean the Season..... Morning Meditation Music Yesterday morning I started my day with a 30-minute meditation. The soundtrack for the meditation was Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol 2) from the Ambient New Age band Marconi Union. According to their website Marconi Union.... ...... were asked to write a piece of relaxing music in consultation with Lyz Cooper, the UK's leading sound therapist and founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy. During the process of recording the track, a number of musical ideas captured their imagination. Unable to explore them all in a one piece but keen to work...

2017 Reads, Books

Where My September Reads Took Me – Part I

Where My First Three Reads in September Took Me..... Ok so now that we are eight days into October I think it's about time that I took you on a little trip. On the trip we will visit the places I was taken by the books that t I read in September. New Orleans - Night of the Living Demon Slayer - Angie Fox Our first stop is New Orleans, which was the location of  the seventh adventure of Demon Slayer Lizzie Brown chronicled in Night of the Living Demon Slayer. The adventure was put to paper by Angie Fox....

Jazz

Meditation Music from Miles Davis’ Classic Bitches Brew?

An Afternoon Meditation with Miles Davis' Bitches Brew Over the last few weeks I have been doing a 20-30 minute afternoon meditation which has several times just turned into a power nap. Today unlike yesterday, I used a musical soundtrack. Now, the album Bitches Brew is not exactly your typical meditation music, it is however, an album that I used to sit and listen to on a weekend night when I was in college. Yes , on a quiet weekend night, the lights would go off in my dorm room and “Miles Runs Down the Voodoo” from side 2 of...