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Choosing the Right Time to Act (or Not)

Two of Swords I have previously discussed the Tarot card that followed the first two drawn, here. Strangely enough, I was now faced with a financial dilemma in the late 1980’s: how can I succeed when my path isn’t clear? … Continue reading

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His Last Novel, Published Posthumously

Silverview (2021) The fact that I didn’t know this one existed until a whole year later means that, since John le Carré’s death in 2020, the publicity machine must have abated somewhat. I read it in one day, all 215 … Continue reading

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Ingrid Channels Personal Fire Dragon Poetry

B*tch: a Reclamation (2022) You might wonder why I would buy a book of poetry intended for women. Well, in the first place, I have lived most of my life surrounded by women. Secondly, I have read and admired Ingrid’s … Continue reading

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So, What About the Man “Behind the Staircase”?

Michael Peterson (October 23, 1943) We are so quick to judge others, especially if they are ‘different’ from us. Michael Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife in 2003, although he maintains his innocence, to this very day. This chart … Continue reading

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Is “Call the Midwife” an Aide-mémoire or Something More?

Jennifer Worth (September 25, 1935 – May 31, 2011) This PBS-BBC series is fascinating. As a glimpse of British life in the 1950’s and 1960’s, it is without peer. But is it just a memory piece, or is it a … Continue reading

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From Ugly Duckling to Literary Swan

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) Today is his 217th birthday. And I never thought to do his birth and death charts before. Silly me. This time is based on his birth certificate, so it is … Continue reading

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It Looks Like I’ve Been Writing My Next E-book

Yesterday in History I’ve even chosen the cover (see above). But instead of actually publishing another non-seller, I’m going to link the first nine chapters here, for reference sake. Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter … Continue reading

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Canadian Journalist Decodes Mysterious Links

Malcolm Gladwell (September 3, 1963) Well, he’s actually British born, but raised and educated in Canada. Malcolm Gladwell is a mixed blessing to us all. He seems to be able to go behind the scenes and discover what makes us … Continue reading

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[Text Message]: “I Think I’m in Over My Head”

Safe (2018) As any parent knows, we would do anything to keep our children Safe. But sometimes we can go too far. *Spoiler Alert* for the video below… I think I’m getting the hang of Harlan Corben’s writing, after this … Continue reading

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The Writer who Got Away with Mordor

J.R.R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the first “Lord of the Rings” film was released to cinemas the world over. This concept came from the mind of … Continue reading

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