“De Certains Droits InaliΓ©nables”

As you may know yesterday was International Women’s Day. Being a man, I thought I should best be “quiet.” My piling on with my male opinion was hardly necessary. Now that we are here the day after, I thought I would offer simply this:

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Decided: I’m No Fan Of “Fan Fiction”

Remember my post on writers simply ignoring the existence of copyright as if it somehow doesn’t apply to them? Apparently, Amazon hasn’t caught on yet about James Bond “fan fiction” for sale on the site. Look at this screen capture of an email I recently received: We know how Amazon works by now. Merely because […]

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The “Mysterious” Foreigners

After our Tuesday hike, we had a relatively quiet day yesterday. And, importantly, courtesy of the Spanish (Canary Islands) sunshine….

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Reading At 38,000 Feet

Releasing us to be free to use our mobile devices on board planes has been a real travel blessing and stress reliever. True, most long haul flights now usually have decent entertainment systems. And I usually have a good read of British Airways’s HighLife print magazine, which generally has entertaining articles – including one each […]

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Bring Out The Penguins

I’ve been taking advantage of the Catskills quiet. So I’m having a few days’ pause from my own work. The 18th century gets tiring. I’m also having a read of Adele Archer’s enjoyable International Relations. (Americans. Always the Americans. πŸ˜‰ )

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VoilΓ !: At Last, The Title

Down in the dumps again on Friday night into Saturday morning as you know, I slowly came out of it (as has been the case since October) during the day. At one point, reading a bit of “research” material…. I thought, VoilΓ  ! “The garden at Paris” is a phrase used by a real-life character. […]

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The Evolution Of A Routine

Well, I’ve got the Google+ page up and running. (With a bit of help! Thank you, Adele!) Setting it up jogged my memory back to this post from what now seems so long ago December 2013. In it (back when almost no one was reading this blog! πŸ˜‰ ), I wrote in part: ….Having previously […]

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Now, Google Plus

Happy Wednesday! Adele Archer suggested it, and she’s probably right. So forget the final State of the Union address to be given by the current U.S. President. Presidents come and presidents go, but I have a Google+ page now:

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“International Relations”

I want to share a great find with you: Adele Archer’s blog. She is author of International Relations, and well-worth following: Read the full book description. Of course, you’d suspect I’d like that. And considering you’re here, I figured you would as well. πŸ˜‰ An amusing coincidence: last year, although neither of us knew the […]

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