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Go Where You Wanna Go*

Most of us have a fixed place to live. It may not be where we grew up, or where we think of as ‘home,’ but it’s the place we return to when the work day is done. 1,302 more words


I Went Down to the Chelsea Drugstore*

You probably visit them without even thinking about it. Perhaps you have a cold, or need a headache remedy. If you’ve been to see a doctor, you may have a prescription. 1,117 more words

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Dressed for Death // by Donna Leon

In this, the third installment of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series, Brunetti finds himself investigating an unusual death.  While I have read the first two books in the series,  523 more words

Book Review

Review of Donna Leon's Falling in Love

Over the years I’ve travelled many times to Venice with novelist Donna Leon. I’ve got to know the historic Italian city through the eyes of her enigmatic hero Commissario Brunetti who has a far more nuanced appreciation than the average tourist, or tourist guide.  293 more words


The Cotton Is High -June 16

“The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.” … 306 more words

Summer Time -Livin Is Easy

Guilt-free mystery juggling...

It’s Wednesday…it’s more than “hump day.” It’s the third day in my four ten-hour workweek. So while I may do a little bit of writing, I’m probably going to opt to lose myself in someone else’s writing instead…guilt-free. 71 more words

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I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You*

People who live in the limelight often get a lot of scrutiny. The same thing happens when someone is in a high-stakes career (e.g. trying to become a law partner). 1,115 more words

Agatha Christie