Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Weekend of Stroke

My 62-year-old husband had a stroke Saturday afternoon. We were about to go to the movies, but he wanted to take a nap first, feeling a little off from battling a cold all week – he thought. He took a 500 … Continue reading

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Beefy Rice

Danny and I have been battling colds all week, and yesterday was the first day I felt like going to the store or cooking. However, due to some transcribing, I did not get around to dinner preparations until six o’clock. A pound … Continue reading

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Michael Connelly, author of over twenty novels, including THE LINCOLN LAWYER, has written another doozy in THE SCARECROW. Jack McEvoy, an L.A. Times crime reporter from THE POET, returns at the end of his career. He links some grizzly murders in … Continue reading

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Randy Susan Meyers, the daughter of a wife-beater, has written a very heart-wrenching novel about two young girls whose father stabs to death their mother – THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTERS… On the eve of Lulu’s 10th birthday, she lets her estranged … Continue reading

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By a Spider’s Thread

It has been a couple years since I have read Laura Lippman, author of The Last Place, The Sugar House, Baltimore Blues, Charm City, Butchers Hill, In Big Trouble, and more. Her mystery/crime fiction series features Tess Monaghan, a former Baltimore cop turned private investigator. By … Continue reading

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Coffee Cups

Coffee cups that come with sets of dishes do not interest me. I like collecting single cups and mugs – pretty cups, unusual cups, and souvenir cups. My favorite coffee cups reflect most of my philosophy of life – “Sit long, Laugh … Continue reading

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“The Artist”

Yesterday, Danny and I went to San Antonio to see “The Artist” at the Bijou. (New Braunfels theaters usually do not show artsy films.) Filmed entirely in black and white, it was sparsely subtitled until the last few minutes when there were voices … Continue reading

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