A Black Day

October 12, 2015: A black day I’ll never forget.

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“You Are Here”: Dublin

On Friday evening we flew to Dublin from nearby London Luton airport for a weekend visit with Irish friends…

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The Answers We Always Seek

My cousin (my late novelist uncle’s son), his wife, and their three sons have lived for years in Newtown, Connecticut…

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Church At The Weekends

It’s another Sunday here in Hertfordshire, England. We went to church last night. As we left, this post began to come to my mind. I’ve never been what my late mother used to call “crazy Catholic.” She wasn’t either; but she wasn’t really vocal about either her belief or disbelief. She accepted communion in the […]

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“Just going out for a drink with her, dear”

As a romantic fiction author, I could not resist addressing this here. This NYT article is primarily about a survey regarding attitudes when it comes to people interacting and socializing with those of the opposite sex . . . who aren’t their spouses: It being Twitter there as well, quickly matters moved into snarks about […]

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The Four Questions

As a writer, over time you find you are generally asked these questions in order (over and over by different people): 1) What are you working on now? 2) When will it be finished? 3) (After it’s finished.) How is it doing/going (meaning selling)? 4) Sold the movie rights yet? (Asked usually with a laugh, […]

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Shelved In Vermont

It’s a rainy, windy, ugly morning here just north of London… I am in the earliest stages of writing another novel – I’ve got a dozen or so pages of “brainstorm” and I’m working on an outline. Also, I’ve just done what you should not do after you have completed the “magnum opus” and are […]

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