testing MarsEdit 4 for macOS

Here’s another option for writing posts while offline.

So far MarsEdit 4 looks inferior to the WordPress.com app for Mac.

I can’t seem to edit in HTML view. There are far fewer formatting options.

But if you want to check it out, look for MarsEdit 4 in the App store.
MarsEdit example


William Prince – Earthly Days

What a voice!

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.


William won the Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year 2017.

He’s a member of the Peguis First Nation from Manitoba.

You might not find him with a Google search. Unfortunately William Prince looks a lot like Prince William to the Goog.

Apple Music – Taylor Swift – Reputation

Though I haven’t listened to ANY music in at least a decade, I decided to give Apple Music a try.

Three months free.

Listened to Taylor Swift’s Reputation first. Not bad. But none of the songs jump out at me. Immediately.

Sales have been extremely good. Perhaps double her previous album, 1989Reviews mixed.

I was thinking Taylor Swift has peaked.

Look What You Made Me Do is catchy. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Ready For It is OK.

I REALLY like her duet with Sheeran.

… Maybe I’m not over Taylor Swift yet.

Daniel Silva – Mark of the Assassin & Marching Season

The Mark of the Assassin (1998)

The Marching Season (1999)

Those are prequels to Silva’s much more famous Gabriel Allon spy thrillers.

Michael Osbourne is the hero of these two. He faces Jean-Paul Delaroche, the world’s most dangerous assassin.

I’d say the Osbourne books are as good as the Allon series. Highly recommended.


In 1999, after publishing The Marching Season, the second book in the Michael Osbourne series, I decided it was time for a change.

We were nearing the end of the Clinton administration, and the president was about to embark on a last-ditch effort to bring peace to the Middle East. I had the broad outlines of a story in mind: a retired Israeli assassin is summoned from retirement to track down a Palestinian terrorist bent on destroying the Oslo peace process. …

The Accidental Series – Daniel Silva on the Gabriel Allon series

linking Blog photos from Flickr and Google

The first version of the grapefruit is linked from my Flickr account.

Ron planked grapefruit

This version of the same is linked from Google Photos.

Flickr does not store the photo on my site so it could be less reliable. Google sends a copy of the original so it’s less likely to fail.

Thanks Warren.