Category Archives: OT

Obligatory post-election post

I’ve been thinking about writing this since November 9. God knows I haven’t been able to write anything else; NaNoWriMo went down the tubes for me, as pretty much all I’ve been capable of since That Night is watching British … Continue reading

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Reblog: A Nasty Woman on Election Eve

When I was 6 years old, I learned to sew. Each morning, every girl in my class had to sit, gracefully and silently as elegant young women should, and etch dainty little patterns into a square of cl… Source: A … Continue reading

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The scandalous emails…

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11/8/2016

God help us all. ETA…I posted the above ten hours ago, this morning, after I got to work – late, because I went to the polls first. I shouldn’t have been late, and that’s actually the tale I came back … Continue reading

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Teacher … appreciation week

The above is something I’m seeing a lot this week. I’ve often seen it as a bumper sticker. And every time I have seen it on a car in front of me, I’ve felt a deep-seated urge to ram it. … Continue reading

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This blog may go quiet again when I go to the slammer

Life is interesting, isn’t it? And you know how the Chinese look at the adjective “interesting…” July = a very bad month for me and technology. First of all, three…? weeks ago today on my way home from work my … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Blue Death – Charles Finch

I never reviewed this? But reviews of the books I dislike always go faster! Well, here it is. Alas, suckered in yet again by a beautiful cover and really good title. The title, however, is pedantically explained away very quickly … Continue reading

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With love and thanks to Dorothy L. on her birthday.

Clouds of Witness isn’t my favorite of the Lord Peter novels – but I think I’ve said before that’s like saying “my least favorite chocolate” or “my least favorite Beatle”. And this does have some of my favorite Peter-Bunter scenes, and … Continue reading

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Badly behaving author alert – sort of: “Smith Publicity”

So I had an email a day or two ago from, apparently, an entity called “Smith Publicity” plugging two books (for what it’s worth, The Mortis by Jonathan Miller, and The Confessional by Reiny Pierson). I responded asking that my … Continue reading

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Tracfone customer service: worst ever?

I haven’t written about what I used to call “adventures in customer service” in a long time, but I’m kind of considering this a public service. I hate cell phones. In my experience there’s no such thing as a clear … Continue reading

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