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You Wear Smug So Very Well*

Most of us know that no-one’s always right, and no-one has all of the answers. Still, there are some people who are so convinced of their own perspective that they’re unwilling to even consider the possibility that they may be wrong, or that there may be other perspectives out there. 1,070 more words

Agatha Christie

Beyond the Prototype: Libraries as Convivial Tools in Action

How important are the technologies found in a library to the actual library? Are libraries simply places where various tools and technologies are used, or can libraries (themselves) be viewed as tools?

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Character Study

I’m working on the book again, trying to get some of the characters and plot unstuck in my mind, and decided to do this as a character study for the main guy, Ted Duffy. 1,672 more words

Writing

Endless Irritation, Endless Aggravation*

It never fails, does it? You’re busy with your life, when something happens to disrupt your routine. It may be someone coming in to fix the boiler/air conditioning/etc., or it may be that your access to the Internet isn’t working. 1,023 more words

Agatha Christie

Chapter Forty: Vaughan's Erasure

When Vaughan awoke, the two ladies were holding him.

He was still on the sofa, but was now leaning back into the enormous chest of the fat lady. 1,356 more words

Childhood

Three Lives for Evangeline

“I sure don’t know how I ended up like this…oh, never mind, I’m just in a mood today. It will pass.”

Evangeline pushed the stroller along without a hitch despite her girth and tired feet. 4,561 more words

In The Spotlight: Michael Hogan's Burial of the Dead

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Some crime novels are as much literary novels as they are the stories of crimes and investigations. 1,030 more words

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