Things Get Spooky for Finn McSpool

Halloween is still a few weeks away, but things are definitely getting a bit spooky around my neighborhood. Of course, Finn McSpool thinks himself a fearless explorer so he was eager to tag along with me for a walk one morning. A walk that soon had him fleeing for the safety of his usual spot … Continue reading Things Get Spooky for Finn McSpool

Ireland: Land of Beers, Breakfasts, and Beastie Friends

You'll be glad to know that Finn McSpool has made it safely home after over two weeks of traipsing around the land of his birth. I was ready to jump into all the adventures this wooly monster had in Kilkenny, Cork, the Aran Islands, and Dublin, but Finn insisted on a post to highlight his … Continue reading Ireland: Land of Beers, Breakfasts, and Beastie Friends

Finn McSpool Plans to Meet His Maker

Ooh, that's an ominous title, isn't it? It's quite true, though, and I didn't even know about it. See, the other day, I heard some paper rustling. Since I was cranking out a novel and had my notebook firmly pinned down with my writing hand, I knew it wasn't my paper. It was time for … Continue reading Finn McSpool Plans to Meet His Maker

Finn McSpool Gives New Meaning to Bee Sting Lips

Last week we left our intrepid Beastie, Finn McSpool, in the midst of a messy kitchen with something that resembled a wheel of cheese. Of course my loyal readers won't be fooled into trying to slice that hunk of pseudo-cheddar to add to their platter of Christmas nibbles - well, maybe you would since I … Continue reading Finn McSpool Gives New Meaning to Bee Sting Lips

A Very Beastie Birthday in Portland, Oregon

As promised many moons ago when I revamped my blog, although I no longer have a regular travel feature, I will occasionally share any┬átravel adventures I do have. Last week was my birthday and to celebrate I decided I'd take a tour of Portland's Japanese Garden. While I do love gardens, there were a few … Continue reading A Very Beastie Birthday in Portland, Oregon