Miscellany on this page:

Book Reviews
Video Game Reviews
Film Reviews
Favorite Quotations
Yoga & Meditation
Master's Thesis Research

Book Reviews

Perhaps it would be more fitting for me to entitle this section Book Reports instead of Book Reviews, as more often than not I really don't write a review, but merely post my thoughts. Granted, you can probably figure out from those thoughts whether or not I enjoyed the book.

August, 2008Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra
June, 2008The Talking Earth
May, 2008Matilda
May, 2008My Side of the Mountain
January, 2005(Yet) Another (Naughty) Book-buying Spree
December, 2004Everybody's Book of Facts
December, 2004The Sexual Responsibility of Woman
December, 200490 Frogs
November, 2004The Poetry of Maya Angelou
February, 2004The Household Book of Poetry
December, 2003A Book of Luminous Things:
An International Anthology of Poetry
Unknown, 2000Backcountry Bear Basics
Unknown, 2000Cold Mountain
Unknown, 1999A Walk in the Woods


Video Game Reviews

The following list is not entirely inclusive of the reviews on this site. For reviews of graphic adventures, please see the Graphic Adventure Reviews on my Interactive Fiction page.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Park Patrol
Four Houses
I Spy Spooky Mansion


Film Reviews

I don't write up too many film reviews, possibly because I live in a remote area about one hundred miles from the nearest theatre, and consequently I rarely films in the theatre. Generally, by the time I've seen the movie, so has half the Western World, so what's the point of writing it up? Still, every now and then, I jot down some thoughts...



Favorite Quotations

Favorite quotations on nature and conservation
Favorite quotations on poetry, literature, and writing
Favorite quotations on random subjects


Yoga & Meditation

Thoughts on shape, movement, and function of the body
Restorative yoga and a unique meditative experience
Photographs of the yoga area in my home
A Meditation and Relaxation Guide
Downloadable MP3s for Relaxation


Masters Thesis Research

I obtained a master's degree in historical archaeology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000.

My thesis project was an analysis of the the historic cemeteries in three regions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Cades Cove, Cataloochee, and Hazel Creek. Headstones are compared with respect to size, epitaph content, symbols, and kin terms across time periods, genders, and ages. It also is a potentially good source for genealogical information, as it includes a burial inventory and map for each cemetery in the three districts of the park that were studied.

Freely downloadable, 1.84mb. Right click here and save to your hard drive. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Copyright 2000, Jacqueline A. Lott. You may print a copy for your own reference, but it may not be distributed without written permission from the author.