Explore My Latest Posts
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.…Read more.
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…Read more.
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…Read more.
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.…Read more.
Blogs and Bum Glue
“She generally gave herself very good advice,” Lewis Carroll said of Alice in Wonderland, “though she very seldom followed…Read more.
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…Read more.
Truth and Consequences
“Everybody, sooner or later,” said Robert Louis Stevenson, “sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Wonderful quote. I’ve used it…Read more.
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,…Read more.
Making An Impression
This past summer I attended my high school reunion and reconnected with friends I hadn’t seen since that warm day…Read more.
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…Read more.