Olympic fever is going strong right now, with the Summer Games in full swing in Rio. There’s something wonderfully ironic about lounging on a sofa, chowing down on Cheetos, and staying up past one’s bedtime (making the next-day’s early-morning walk unlikely) in order to watch dedicated athletes strain every muscle and sinew to earn the…

   
  Hi everyone, I have missed you! If I had known my cicada post was going to stay up as my most recent offering for the past six weeks, I might have picked something else…. The reason for my silence is a sad one. My dad passed away three weeks ago. The deterioration of his condition…

   
  Here at K.B. Owen Mysteries, we typically talk about historical culture and the mystery genre, though I do get off-topic from time to time, as life and interesting tidbits of pop culture creep in. Even so, I hardly ever blog about bugs. My post about pollinators comes close: https://kbowenmysteries.com/posts/its-national-pollinator-week/ But there’s a first for…

   
I’m in the midst of a family emergency at the moment, which is fortunately beginning to wane. In the meantime, since March Madness is upon us, I thought I would re-post this tidbit about the beginnings of women’s basketball. And if you will pardon the the personal bias…go, Lady Huskies! 😉 The game of basketball…