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Humor during the Pandemic

Humor during the Pandemic

EMAILS YOU GET If you’re like most people who are spending a lot more time online during this COVID-19 siege (and you must be or how are you reading this), then you must have received a flood of emails about … Continue reading → ...
Widow Discrimination

Widow Discrimination

Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex and much more is illegal and violations are often front-page news. Legal action and lawsuits often are the results of such discrimination. But ever hear of widow discrimination?No? It does exist. It … Continue reading → ...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Since I’m a history buff, let’s start with a little background as to how this tradition of making New Year’s resolutions began. According to History.com, Babylonians four millenniums ago made vows to the gods to repay old debts and return … Continue reading → ...
Move from Hell

Move from Hell

When we moved recently from California, it was the move from hell. Although I am no longer a fan of California, I’m not saying it’s hell. Well, maybe not exactly hell, but . . . let’s not go there. No, … Continue reading → ...
Daylight Savings Time- The Big Fraud

Daylight Savings Time- The Big Fraud

While anyone who reads my blog knows, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. But there is one conspiracy, one built on money and myth, that I want to expose. It’s Daylight Savings Time- The Big Fraud. Every year, we set our … Continue reading → ...
Gourmet, Gourmand, or Foodie?

Gourmet, Gourmand, or Foodie?

I want to chat about food diversity, but first, what is the difference between a gourmet, a gourmand or a foodie?  Having lived more than a few decades, I am amazed at the changes in so many areas, including the … Continue reading → ...
I Am Santa Claus

I Am Santa Claus

In 1897, eight year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper, asking if there was really a Santa Claus, saying that one could always believe what she read in the Sun.? Some of her friends had … Continue reading → ...
Murder in the Foothills

Murder in the Foothills

My latest book, The St. Nicholas Murders, is now available on Amazon.? It’s a bit of murder in the Foothills for Christmas.? The book is a cozy mystery, meaning there is no foul language, explicit sex or graphic violence.? Something … Continue reading → ...
Kirkin’ of the Tartan

Kirkin’ of the Tartan

Let’s start with the apocryphal history of the Kirkin’ of the Tartan (a.k.a. the Kirking of the Tartan or the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan). In 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie, the son of the claimant to the British throne, James III, … Continue reading → ...
The St. Nicholas Murders- A Cozy Mystery

The St. Nicholas Murders- A Cozy Mystery

The first of my Father Robert Bruce mysteries, The St. Nicholas Murders, will be out in a few weeks. Unlike so many crime-solving priests in novels, Father Robert Bruce is young, fit and handsome.  As an Episcopal priest, he can … Continue reading → ...
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