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Meyer Malone

The day I’ve been dreading for the last several years has finally arrived. This morning, my beloved cat named Meyer Malone, died. He’s gone. My heart is broken. 1,469 more words


Cocktail Hour: The Lonely Silver Rain

The The Lonely Silver Rain is the last of 21 novels in the Travis McGee series written by American author John D. MacDonald. All 21 stories have a color descriptor in the title, and when I began to make my own cocktail recipes I concluded that most of those titles would also serve as great names for bar drinks. 221 more words

Cocktails & Recipes

Freelancing & Retirement in Installments

“The etymology of freelance is exactly as it sounds. In medieval days if you were a ‘free lance’ you were a knight without a lord. You were a mercenary. 555 more words


Not a productive asset.

Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.

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Discovering John D. MacDonald at 100

Were he still alive John D. MacDonald, the prolific American crime writer, would have celebrated his centenary this year. 2016 was also meant to be the year Hollywood brought MacDonald a whole new audience. 2,288 more words

Cape Fear

Tough guys, part 1

I’ve been making a study of American crime fiction. Here are my takes on the debut novels or opening novels in a series by three well-known authors: Donald Westlake, John MacDonald and George Higgins. 1,121 more words

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