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Ah December!

       Ah December, when the lion of winter arrives in force and holiday giddiness goes into hyper drive.  And no matter the genre, radio stations across the United States play holiday music.        Decorative lights are hung from gutters on homes and garages and on outdoor trees.  Some people inflate balloons…

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Review of White Heat by M.J. McGrath

White Heat by M.J. McGrath plays out on Arctic islands off of Greenland. Edie Kiglatuk, the book’s main character, is a part-time teacher and a guide for hunters on Ellesmere and other islands. At the start of the book, she guides two men – Felix Wagner and Andy Taylor – on a hunt. The longer…

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Starting Fresh: Rewrites & Editing My Story

    I am very pleased with all the work myself, and another person did to hone my time travel story so it would be ready to post on my blog. However, just because it was good enough for the blog does not mean this story is ready to publish. No way! How do I…

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We had such a short time together…

  I had a lot of fun writing my time travel piece and posting it on my blog during the last three months! It was a relief not to have answering the question “What topic will I write next for my blog?” However, by the time I began posting the third and final act of…

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My Review of the film Black Tulip

  The Black Tulip is a film set and filmed in Afghanistan. The film was released in 2010 with a broader release in 2012. It is about the Mansouri family who opened a restaurant called “The Poet’s Corner.” The name of the restaurant comes from Mrs. Farishta Mansouri’s father’s book shop. He ran it until…

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Snickelfritz — A Bath Survivor

    My parents have a cat named Snickelfritz. He has long legs and black and white fur that forms a Zorro like maskon his face. Snickelfritz is not a fighter; instead he is quite the feline gentleman. He is well loved and is allowed to go most places in my parent’s home. Recently, he…

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Cleaning A Desk Entails More Than The Desk

Cleaning a desk entails way more than the desk itself. There is the area underneath the desk, and if there is a closet or shelving in the office better count those areas too. If there is an area that can be used near the desk, it will be used. I have learned from my own…

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My Review of the book The Detective

  The Detective is by James Patrick Hunt. He has written ten books including Maitland, Maitland Under Siege, The Betrayers, and  Police and Thieves. The Detective is the first book I have read written by Hunt.  It is set in 1970s Chicago in the aftermath of one of the worst snowstorms the city has experienced…

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Driver-less Cars

Google, BMW and Audi are developing driver-less cars. These vehicles will have extremely complex programming to ensure that everything “under the sun” is taken into account to prevent accidents on the road. These cars are being tested now. Initially I thought this would be great. I sometimes develop horrible back pain during the work day…

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