Possibilities

If we were having coffee I would tell you that if I got to sleep earlier maybe I would not sleep in and feel groggy during the day. But I have found that I sleep better if I go to bed later. Another reason I have been staying up is my habit of watching streaming TV in the evening. Lately, I have been hooked on ‘Professor T’, the Belgian version. I mentioned before that I really like police procedurals and mysteries. Professor T, aka Jasper Teerlinck, is an interesting character. He has some quirky personality traits but is a genius at solving mysteries. The supporting characters are good too. I like the secretary, Ingrid Sneyers. She has some very funny lines. I don’t mind reading the subtitles and it doesn’t get in the way of me understanding and enjoying the series.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been reading books again. One reason is I joined a book group. I haven’t been crazy about some of the books except for ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel. Since I liked that book so much I decided to read another one of hers, ‘The Glass Hotel.’ I like the way she connects each character’s story to others. They all seem to be headed for a bad ending though. I’m about half way through the book so I’ll let you know.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that through genealogy research I got into reading about the fishing fleet of Nova Scotia in ‘The August Gales, the Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic 1926 and 1927,’ by Gerald Hallowell. I began to notice in the death records of some cousins that they were ‘lost at sea.’ One cousin, Warren Knickle, was the Captain of the schooner ‘Mahala.’ Then I noticed others were lost at sea on the same date, August 24, 1927. They went down on the Mahala as well. It turns out there were some ferocious storms in the North Atlantic where many boats were lost. Unfortunately, many of the crews were related to each other, fathers, sons, brothers, cousins. It could take weeks to verify that the ships went down because there was no ship to shore radio at that time. It made me appreciate the hard, and dangerous job they had.

‘Storm at Sea on a Moonlit Night,’ by Aivasovsky

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I saw another roadrunner on Tuesday but my photos were too blurry to share. I did find something interesting today, a collection of fruit pits on the patio. I had seen one of the roadrunners looking up into the Fan Palm in our backyard. I wasn’t sure if it was looking at the date-like fruit or some insects. Now I a pretty confident it was checking out the fruit. It has recently ripened and one of the roadrunners must have snacked on some.

Fan Palm with fruit
Something has been eating the fruit, roadrunner

Also sharing with Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Natalie the Explorer.

24 thoughts on “Possibilities

  1. Gary A Wilson

    Hi Deborah,
    You are the second person to mention Professor T to me and now I’m going to have to track it down. Are you watching it via NetFlix or ?? I too like shows like you describe, but we don’t have any broadcast TV here, only DVDs, NetFlix or Prime.
    Thanks for the insight.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Well we are wireless here. I watch Professor T by Walter Productions on the PBS app I have through Amazon Prime. It is the Belgian version. There is now a British production but I think I like the original better. Thanks for stopping by, Gary.

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  2. Janet Alcorn

    Streaming TV has been interfering with my bedtime too. Husband and I are rewatching the first five seasons of Lucifer before starting the 6th (and final… *sob*) season.

    It’s fascinating how genealogy research can lead us into interesting nooks and crannies of history. The personal connection makes all the difference.

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I didn’t know how big the fishing industry was in Eastern Canada in those days. I have learned some history through my research. Nova Scotia looks very pretty, haven’t been there.

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