A toast to the queen of cozies

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When I began my writing career back in the mid-90s, I had no desire to write fiction. No siree, Bob. My path, or so I thought, would be paved with true stories. Stories that mattered (or at least that’s what they tell you in journalism school). But I suppose I don’t have to tell you what happens to the best … Read More

Season’s gratings: songs on my last nerve

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For many of us, the day after Thanksgiving marks the official all-clear for listening to Christmas music. It’s the day when, after an 11-month um… quarantine, if you will… the sounds of the season blare 24/7, spreading Christmas cheer in our stores, restaurants, offices, and homes. I dare say it can be a real free-for-all. Trying to squeeze a million … Read More

A day in the life at Moonshine University


Every now and then, we all experience something that reminds us of childhood. Maybe it’s the smell of a long forgotten scent, or the sound of a favorite song on the radio. For me, it’s the angst that comes with having to take a test. And it was the latter that filled my being when I earned the title of … Read More