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Something Strange is Going On in Ohio
In a winter of snow, ice, below-zero temperatures, fender-benders, and school closings, Nature sometimes creates its own form of entertainment.…
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Livin’ La Vida Fria: Life in the Polar Vortex
WINTER: most of us have at least one that stands out in memory. The year the snowdrift came over the…
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The Spirit of Christmases Past
This year the 104th Geraldson Family Christmas Party was celebrated in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on December twenty-first. The party has survived…
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What I Wish I Had Known, Part V: Lucy Burdette
This week I am pleased to introduce you to Lucy Burdette, author of twelve mysteries, eight written as Roberta Isleib.…
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Blogs and Bum Glue
     “She generally gave herself very good advice,” Lewis Carroll said of Alice in Wonderland, “though she very seldom followed…
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British Character Actors and East Anglia
As a fan of British mystery writer Caroline Graham, I was thrilled when her “Inspector Barnaby” books were translated to…
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Truth and Consequences
“Everybody, sooner or later,” said Robert Louis Stevenson, “sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Wonderful quote. I’ve used it…
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What I Wish I Had Known, Part IV: G. M. Malliet
    This week I have the privilege of introducing you to award-winning mystery writer G. M. MALLIET, whose books,…
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Making An Impression
This past summer I attended my high school reunion and reconnected with friends I hadn’t seen since that warm day…
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The Race is Not to the Swift
Perseverance is one of life’s great virtues—something we admire in others but shrink back from learning ourselves. This is because…
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