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Someone Has Altered the Rules*

As I post this, today would have been Sally Ride’s 64th birthday. Along with her many accomplishments, one thing that’s always stood out for me about Ride is that she wasn’t bound by the cultural ‘rules’ of the time. 1,113 more words

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But it Don't Take No Detective*

When most people think of crime novels, they think of a story with a mystery (usually about a murder or series of murders) and the sleuth who solves the case. 1,153 more words

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Girl, I'm On Your Side*

Sometimes we all benefit from the guidance of someone who’s more experienced and knowledgeable. Those mentor relationships are often organic, and they benefit both people involved, really. 1,448 more words

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She's Never Had a Nickname*

Nicknames are a big part of many cultures. Sometimes they’re simply shortened versions of people’s names. Other times they’re descriptive (e.g. either ‘Curly’ or ‘Baldy’ for someone with no hair). 907 more words

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Where Are You Now?*

Some fictional characters are interesting enough, or sympathetic enough, or in enough of a difficult situation that you wonder whatever happened to them after the events in the story. 1,257 more words

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I Got the Feeling That Something Ain't Right*

Have you ever seen Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window? Even if you haven’t, you probably know the premise: L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies is laid up with a broken leg; to pass the time, he begins to observe what’s going on in the other apartments that face the same courtyard his does. 1,075 more words

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I Never Claimed to be a Hero, And I Never Said I Was a Saint*

Many crime novels are told from the point of view of the sleuth. The sleuth may or may not be a professional (i.e. police or PI), but in either case, we see the story unfolding from that vantage point. 1,228 more words

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