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Thievery Ran in my Blood

I was ten years old when I became a thief. More than 60 years later, I learned that thievery ran in my blood.

My 4th great grandfather, John Pippen, born in England in 1702, was caught stealing, possibly for food to stay alive. 552 more words


Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist was Charles Dickens’ second novel. No longer is the plot disconnected and episodic like in The Pickwick Papers, but Oliver Twist has a much tighter focus and a stream-lined plot compared to its predecessor, while still possessing a few irrelevant, but interesting episodes (such as the humorous marriage of the arrogant beedle that tormented Oliver in his childhood, Mr. 477 more words

Miss Julia Throws a Wedding

Warning: Plot spoilers ahead.
None terribly serious; you’ll figure them out yourself soon enough.

As a writer myself and a devoted reader of Charles Dickens, I marvel at how he was able to write so prolifically. 1,306 more words

Ann B. Ross

Oliver Twists

Following our episode on Unadulterous Affairs, we got comments asking us to have a part 2. With Oliver Twists, we attempt to respond to those requests. 58 more words

The Magic of Black Cats

Today – August 17th – is Black Cat Appreciation Day, so I dedicate this post to the sweet memory of my best-beloved, Oliver Twist (1996-2013) who was also known amongst his friends and admirers as Oliver T, Oliver Man, The O-Man and Oliver the Black. 416 more words


The Role of 'Parents'

Charles Dickens was born 7th February 1812 in London. England. He was the second of eight children of John and Elizabeth Dickens and appeared to have a rather idyllic childhood, with a self-taught education, enabling him to read voraciously. 405 more words


Cat Blessings

Since today is “Throwback Thursday,” I thought I would share a piece that I wrote about a year ago for my previous blog …

My mom baked some cornbread this week. 587 more words