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Kindred Spirits

I’m spending today and tomorrow at “Moonlight and Magnolias,” the Georgia Romance Writers annual conference.  I learn so much from the speakers and the other writers, that I can hardly imagine missing it. One of the greatest things about hanging out with these other writers is the camaraderie.  I was talking to another attendee about…

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Castle, Season 7

Castle is my favorite TV show.  I’ve been watching since the 2nd season, straight through, “don’t bother me at 10:00 on Monday night,” without fail.  That said, I was extremely irritated by the end of season six, robbing us, as they did, of the wedding they’d been building up to the entire season.  I was…

A different kind of amusement

European Holiday, Part 7: Munich

I have a real soft spot in my heart for German music boxes, so imagine my delight at the biggest music box I’ve ever seen: the glockenspiel in the New Town Hall at the Marienplatz in Munich.  Think of it as the biggest cuckoo clock in the world, without the cuckoo.  I tried to video the…

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European Holiday, Part 5: The Dolomites

Ok, so age probably doesn’t have anything to do with it.  There are plenty of 55 year-old women who can walk up a mountain.  It must be the obesity and sedentary lifestyle (I am a writer, after all) that caused me to have a near-death experience as I struggled to draw every breath, chest-heaving, lungs…