Category Archives: art

Down to (Rich) Earth

This week The Hound asked: If you could spend one evening in a multi-millionaire’s home:1. what’s the first thing you’d want to see?2. what would you expect to find? NOT expect to find?3. what could ruin that experience (of spending … Continue reading

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In Tune with Toons

This week’s theme of discussing cartoons was my idea, so where do I start and end? I had an older brother and sister so I was watching cartoons as soon as my mother brought me home. I adore the original … Continue reading

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Hard to Beat Bugs Bunny

But there were MANY great cartoon characters back in the golden age By Jeff Salter Let’s get a few details out of the way before I begin.1. I’m calling the ‘golden age’ of cartoons as the ones on network TV … Continue reading

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Is a Thousand Words

Still the Value of a Picture? By Jeff Salter Topic: Looking at the photos on your phone (or camera, if you still use one), what place or type of event do you tend to photograph most often? Some background / … Continue reading

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The Man/Woman/Kids Who Came to Dinner

I posed this question:If there was a weather-related reason that you had unexpected guests stranded at your house, how would you keep them entertained? What would you do if the electricity was also down? I was delighted to see how … Continue reading

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Like a Kid Again

When I proposed this week’s topic “Tell us about books that you have introduced to by your children/grandchildren”, it was because we had already touched upon just about every angle related to books we loved as children, and I realized … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Kings

Actually, it is one King. Or, one could argue, nine Kings or more. As readers and my colleagues here know, I am a fan of Stephen King. I do not usually recommend his work to people, however. The reason for … Continue reading

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Gone, and Some Forgotten

Angie, the Tuesday Hound, asked: “Is there a book from your youth that you would love to have a copy of now?” I must have mentioned these before, since books have been a major part of my life.  My mother … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jennifer Girardin

I met today’s guest online and was captivated by her varied and beautiful posts. Jennifer Girardin is the author of the Moriston House British Mystery Series, and many of her posts reflect that life. Welcome, Jennifer! Your posts are often … Continue reading

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Heeeere, Shippy, Shippy, Shippy!

This week:  If, suddenly, after all your years of writing, your “ship” finally came in and your titles were receiving wide acclaim (and sales… and INCOME), what would you like to do with that “positioning” to help aspiring writers? That’s … Continue reading

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