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A More Perfect Union

I’ll get back to Flash Fiction Tips soon — over the weekend or early next week.  But I’ve also posted about history on this site; with Thieftaker, my first historical fantasy, coming out later this year, it seems appropriate that … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Storms

We’ll get back to writing tips on Monday.  For today, my thoughts are with those who were hurt in yesterday’s storms, those who lost homes or loved ones.  My family and I were deeply fortunate.  There were violent storms in … Continue reading

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A Winter Day’s Dilemma

It’s cold out.  Not eye-watering-tears-freezing-on-your-face cold, but cold.  Raw, is probably the better word.  It’s foggy and windy, and it was snowing earlier.  Nasty, nasty day.  And I’m sitting here on the couch, typing on my laptop, a fire in … Continue reading

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A Parent’s SAT Angst

My daughter is in the dining room right now, sitting down to take a practice SAT.  She’ll be at it for four hours. I still remember taking the SAT.  I remember my scores, even though it’s been over thirty years … Continue reading

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“…To Ourselves and Our Posterity…”

Over the past two weeks, my younger daughter has had an interesting assignment in her middle school humanities class.  The teacher had the kids reading not only the U. S. Constitution, but also all twenty-six amendments to the Constitution.  The … Continue reading

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A View of Costa Rica, part III

Monteverde and the Costa Rican Cloud Forest: Two hours and fifteen minutes out from San Jose by car, as the road turns from asphalt to dirt and rock, and begins its at times harrowing ascent into the highlands, a question … Continue reading

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A View of Costa Rica, part II

People and the Culture: Before I continue my descriptions of our time in Costa Rica, I have a few confessions to make. I’ll start with a big one: I don’t speak Spanish. When I was in middle school I was … Continue reading

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A View of Costa Rica, Part I

We spent Thanksgiving week in Costa Rica, visiting my older daughter who is an exchange student at a high school in Monteverde — the Cloud Forest School, it’s called. Today, and in days to follow, I will share my impressions … Continue reading

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A Change of Pace: A Ribs Recipe!

Yeah, I know.  This has nothing to do with history or Boston or writing or any of the other things I normally post about on this blog.  But my house smells really, REALLY good right now, and I thought I’d … Continue reading

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