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The Name on Everybody's Lips is Gonna be...*

As this is posted, it’s 70 years since Elizabeth Short’s body was discovered in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. This still-unsolved murder case got a great deal of public attention at the time, and it’s not hard to see why. 1,239 more words

Agatha Christie

The Blue Album: A Nostalgic Trip

(as I mentioned earlier: so, since I decided to relaunch this blog on January 2nd, I decided to start reposting some older stuff — material that was on here before I abandoned this blog / picked it back up. 2,188 more words


Piano Lessons

There are pictures of me in every album, at every age: fluffy white-blonde hair sprayed into submission, floral dress over white tights or frilly socks and black mary janes, smiling at the camera with the black and white keys of a piano stretching to my left.  597 more words


I Couldn't Sleep at All Last Night*

Most of us have circadian rhythms that guide us to be awake during the daylight hours, and asleep at night. We might be ‘morning people’ or ‘night owls,’ but we tend to get our sleep sometime during the night. 961 more words

Agatha Christie

See You, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard*

When children are in the classroom, they’re supposed to behave themselves, and many do. What’s more, classroom activities are usually structured and choreographed by the teacher. 1,146 more words


You're Keeping Secrets From Me*

How well do you really know your children? Loving and caring parents want to believe that they know their children very well, and perhaps they do. 1,135 more words

Agatha Christie

Self-Publishing: The New Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, one lucky fellow named James W. Marshall found gold in California. For the next seven years, hordes of hopefuls flocked to the West Coast state in hopes of striking it rich with a pickaxe and just a bit of luck. 2,505 more words

Life As Me