Monthly Archives: July 2014

Caring for a parent

I’ve just had to cancel a trip today to go take care of my mother. She’s 89. We’re not exactly a long-lived family, so she’s now outlived her siblings, her husband, and his siblings. And while she still lives by … Continue reading

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Chapter 24 of Prophecies and Penalties

Emily Fisher is going to be tried by the Children of the New Revelation for corrupting the young and for being a demonolater. She is confined to her residence, not by the High Council, but by her half-sister to protect … Continue reading

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A brief introduction to Ms. Sanderson

Back in December, I wrote a Christmas ghost story,┬áNightfeather: Ghosts, about a curious young woman named Sanderson, who lived in a not-particularly-desirable community called Farnham, and her even more curious encounter with ghosts, some of whom were over a century … Continue reading

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Chapter 23 of Prophecies and Penalties

Emily Fisher has escaped the spiritual hazards of Sacred Mountain. Now that she’s recovered from her ordeal, it’s time to return to more mundane concerns, such as solving Stephen Nash’s murder. But while she’s been convalescing in Lakeview, new developments … Continue reading

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It is good to be the king

Today’s the 37th birthday of the heir to the throne of Sweden (Happy birthday, Vicky!) and tomorrow’s the 329th anniversary of execution of the would-be heir to the British throne, the Duke of Monmouth. Americans are rather ignorant of monarchies, … Continue reading

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Chapter 22 of Prophecies and Penalties

Every step she takes, Emily finds her own past curiously intertwined with the murder investigation she is conducting. So she decides to engage in some spadework, to try to understand some of the strange phenomena she’s encountered by retracing her … Continue reading

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For love of maps

I grew up a map fiend. No, this is not a statement of my spiritual status, but instead a proclamation of an abiding interest in maps. When I was a kid, we got many maps through┬áNational Geographic Magazine, which tended … Continue reading

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