Monthly Archives: March 2016

No Juice

  Times Without Power By Jeff Salter Though some of us are remarkably resourceful, most of us Americans have become so dependent upon power – particularly electricity – that we hardly know what to do when it goes out for … Continue reading

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Cool Without the AC

As I am writing this post about power outages there is a severe thunderstorm warning and a tornado watch issued where I live. We’re ready if the power does go out. I have several battery powered lanterns and a few … Continue reading

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Why clocks are my worst nightmare

I have the worst luck with setting clocks, digital ones, the ones that blink when the power goes out. The clock on my husband’s coffee maker would blink for weeks. I’d get sick of it and set it. The power … Continue reading

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Lights Out!

This week’s topic is “Stories from a Power Outage.” This is actually something I don’t have much experience with. I sort of remember losing power once in a while when I was young, and once or twice after I had … Continue reading

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Review:The Husband’s Secret

I like to support my local library and join in their activities. It is one of the very few places that has entered the twenty-first century in this town. It is progressive, totally integrated and welcoming of minorities, like me, … Continue reading

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Guest Fox Helen Pollard

Welcome, Helen, to Hound Day By Jeff Salter I love the weeks when we invite guest authors or review other books. Today, my guest is a cordial and talented colleague from Yorkshire, across the Atlantic — Helen Pollard. Tell you … Continue reading

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Loved Landry in Like

This week I am talking about a book I recently finished reading. Landry in Like by Krysten Lindsay Hager. This is the 3rd and final book in the Landry series. When the first book, True Colors came out I purchased … Continue reading

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Guest Interview with Tess Grant

Please welcome Tess Grant, one of my fabulous critique partners and an awesome author. Tell us a little bit about yourself. After nearly ten years as a forensic anthropologist, I semi-retired to a farmette in the backwoods of Michigan to … Continue reading

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Mission: Possible – Guest Author K. S. Moore

My guest today is talented fellow member of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group K. S. Moore. Her debut novel, Angel Beneath My Wheels, released last week. Unlike many of us who started out in the digital book market, K. S. … Continue reading

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“Free” Day ?

We were asked what we’d do with our ‘extra day’, this being a Leap Year; I wish it were that simple. My days don’t often go as planned. If I had all my ducks in a row and all the … Continue reading

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