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The Times, They Are a-Changin'*

To say that the 1960s was a decade of major change is an understatement. It was a time of so many social, political, economic and other changes that some people have called those years ‘revolutionary.’ And perhaps they have a point. 1,410 more words

Agatha Christie

I've Gotta Get Back Inn Time

After a busy month, I was more than ready to answer the call of the road again.  So it was that I found myself traveling the highways and byways of our great country to the little town of Greenfield, IA and the… 1,307 more words

B & B Reviews

Of Fear and the Age of Reason

I’ve been writing like crazy (in shameless self-promotion, there are examples here and here) and recently it led me to the Enlightenment, in particular, as it unfolded in Great Britain. 796 more words

Random Thoughts

Home, Where My Thought's Escaping*

Plenty of crime-fictional characters travel in the course of their work. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, for instance, doesn’t really have a settled place to live. And although Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot likes his home at Whitehaven Mansions, he also travels quite a bit. 976 more words

Agatha Christie

Serial Detectives

When I was a very little boy I had an uncle who was essentially bed-ridden for many years for reasons that I am still unclear about. 429 more words


A Well-Known Fact

It is a well-known fact that any one exposed to Hollywood longer than six weeks goes suddenly and incurably mad.

The Four Of Hearts
by Ellery Queen
(Signet, 1970) pg 9


Don't Care If It's Chinatown or on Riverside*

If you’ve ever been to New York City, then you know that it defies easy description. It’s a city with a long and rich history, and today, it’s a mix of so many cultures and different kinds of people that the word ‘diverse’ doesn’t even begin to describe it. 963 more words