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The Anecdotard returns: ship’s surgeon II

My first job was to become familiar with my small domain, the sick bay. It was in effect a tiny hospital, with four beds, but its everyday function was as a clinic with desk, chairs, storage cupboards, the Board of Trade manual on emergencies at sea, a complete set of dental forceps with instructions, etc. 844 more words


Adventuresses Club Press 2: The Nun Ensign

That’s correct, we have another book out! This time I’ve delved back to the 16-17th centuries, to bring you the impossibly block-busteresque life of Catalina de Erauso, the Nun Ensign. 95 more words


mini-reviews: phenomenal woman and mom & me & mom

I simply adore Maya Angelou. I read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 2008 just as I was finishing grad school and was awestruck by her tenacity and wisdom and way with words. 303 more words


Seducing Holmes, 5

We went out on our second date two days later.  He picked me up at my apartment and we had lunch at a pub before taking a long hike through the woods to a beach facing Puget Sound.  119 more words


Seducing Holmes, 4

Sitting in my car, alone, in the afterglow of our first date, unkissed, I had this moment where I wondered if perhaps he wasn’t really interested after all.  222 more words


11. An Irish welcome

I had been counting down to Saturday 7th Feb for nearly a month. Having the trip to look forward to really gave me something to focus on away from work, which made it all seem more bearable somehow. 3,844 more words

{ remarkable vacation }

the day was bright and bleached and we
had traipsed across some parking lots:
a melon scent was in the air,
or maybe it was apricots — 70 more words

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