Here is a thought-provoking post from author Christopher Lansdown's website: Dysfunctional Families in Murder Mysteries I was recently watching the Murder, She Wroteepisode It’s a Dog’s Life with my eldest son and it occurred to just how much dysfunctional wealthy families are a staple of murder mysteries. It’s not the wealthy part that’s at all surprising—it’s well known … Continue reading Reposted: Dysfunctional Families in Murder Mysteries
In the spirit of the season, take a look at this interesting article from Popular Mechanics, readers. I have never been blessed with the sight of an Aurora. The last time one came this far south was during the Civil War. Normally, Auroras “sing” – that is, they generate a high series of notes reminiscent … Continue reading Man-Made Aurora – Coming Near You!
….and straight on ‘til morning. One of my novelettes has been accepted by a publisher. The novelette, “Halcyon,” will be appearing in an issue of Cirsova Magazine next year. Thanks to the editor of Cirsova Magazine for this wonderful opportunity and for the professional, courteous communiqués. I am thrilled to be part of one of … Continue reading Bulletin: Second Star to the Right….
Thanksgiving Day always struck this author as a rather sedate holiday. It falls directly between Halloween and Christmas, toning down the hype for the former and preparing for the avalanche of cheerful preparations for the holiest night of the year. Where Halloween is celebrated with costumes and games and Christmas in eager anticipation of gifts, … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Day Meditation
Rest in peace, Mr. Lee.
I was once told that the last word anyone would hear on Earth would be: “Ooops.” Reading stories like these, it is easy to believe that statement. We are all very lucky that no one was seriously hurt or killed in these incidents…. A German Warship Was Scorched By Its Own Missile The American-made SM-2 … Continue reading Now THAT Is a Spectacular Misfire!
There is a reason why this author refers to the original Star Wars film trilogy fairly often in her articles. When I was small, my father and I used to play a little game which we still return to every now and then. He would cover his mouth with one hand, breathe deeply a couple … Continue reading A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away….