Category Archives: Writing life

THE LAST FORTNIGHT OF A WORKING LIFE


The last Fortnight of a working life One can only spend so much time listening to the radio with headphones on, reading emails, soliciting work from colleagues, and trying to come up with something to do, before boredom sets in. … Continue reading

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STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER: ASIAN-CAUCASIAN RELATIONSHIPS


SUMMER LIVING IN THE STRATA – Asian-Caucasian Relationships One Friday evening at 9:30 after a hot day I went to the pool. When it is 35 degrees centigrade I stay out of the sun and wait till sundown to swim. … Continue reading

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NEWBIE AT STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER


NEWBIE AT STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER Thanks for all those who responded to my cry for feedback on the Strata swimming pool abuse by so-called guests. Although I knew I have rights as a Strata owner, I am not always … Continue reading

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DIGITAL PAIN


  Never would I have thought that I would complain about a computer since I became the owner of one with the windows operating program (what was it, 1995?) that made \\dos a thing of the past and the ten … Continue reading

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Vacation in the DORDOGNE, FRANCE


A few years back on a trip to the Netherlands, I also made a side trip to France, and saw the Dordogne, the river, and the Lot, also a river. Friends of mine have a so-called Gite, a vacation house … Continue reading

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RESULTS of WHAT’S ON PAGE 25?


The Blog Hop gave me some interesting responses from blog hoppers and a few new readers, hopefully. The winner will get a free copy of my book and a one from the other 24 authors, PLUS the high end Kindle … Continue reading

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WHAT’S ON PAGE 25? Chick Lit Author Blog Hop


WHAT IS ON PAGE 25? This week I am a participant in the Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. You can win 25 free books and a Kindle if you solve the puzzle and find the secret word in each of … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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Last Night In Twisted River review


BLUEPRINT FOR A NOVEL Last Night In Twisted River by John Irving This second most recent novel from John Irving becomes more interesting as one reads along until the end is reached and all is revealed–or so one might think. … Continue reading

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Finalist in Canada wide short story contest….Canada Writes


I am preparing for a vacation in Mexico, Ajijic, in the Jalisco state, so am not going to be writing much in the next three weeks. Just today I received a notice that I am on the long list for … Continue reading

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