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Owls Everywhere

Owl symbols are everywhere I look this holiday season in bathroom plaques, ornaments, and gift ideas for book lovers. Many ancient people such as the Mayans thought of these animals as harbingers of death or illness.  The Early Christians believed … Continue reading

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Tis The Season

Photo by Dean Hesse It’s the season to give based on Saint Nicholas of Myra, an early Christian bishop, who gave secretly to people in need. According to the era, he would’ve worn simple robes of grey or brown, not … Continue reading

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Mindfulness at Thanksgiving

I can’t believe I bought that expensive bread in Avondale, Georgia. I am mindful as I pay over eight dollars a loaf for gluten free-bread at a bakery that I am in the minority of folks that have that option. … Continue reading

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Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit by Amy Stewart

This historical novel was a freebie given to me by the author at the 2018 Bouchercon Literary Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. The protagonist is based on New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff in the early ninetieth century. The Kopp … Continue reading

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The Vampire Effect Applies

The narrator in Sacred Fount by Henry James, published in 1901, applies the theory that as one party to a relationship gains, either physically or intellectually, the other loses, is drained by the “sacrificer” until depleted; thus, the vampire effect. … Continue reading

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Hometown Spook Light

  Recently, I revisited my research on the spook light phenomenon in southwestern Missouri because I wanted to share a scary story based on some truth and folklore at a book signing. My mother told a story about seeing a … Continue reading

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Who Drew SunBonnet Sue?

Primers and quilts go together to me. The SunBonnet Sue drawings have quite a history, and quilts are on my mind as the air grows cooler in the mornings. I’m thankful to the women who made the quilts in collaboration … Continue reading

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After The Performance Glow

laughingsquid.com For some people the endorphins kick in and the high lasts for a couple of days after a performance. For me my body’s engine keeps running while I am physically and mentally exhausted. My sleep patterns and eating patterns … Continue reading

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My Spirit Is Dance

  While working on a piece for the upcoming Altered Book Project performance about sisters, these thoughts bubbled to the surface. When I am gone No epitaph for me. Instead, give me a little dance in your garden With the … Continue reading

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Cat Tips on Being Neighborly

Kyle Brooks & Black Cat Tips                      Pete the Cat Artist James Dean Kyle Brooks is a Lithonia artist who leaves his art around town for the public to enjoy. If … Continue reading

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