Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Death Artist

by Jonathan Lofer, © 2002, Harper Collins hardcover, first in series featuring Kate McKinnon Rothstein.  mystery–thriller Kate McKinnon has been off the NYPD force for a decade when the murders begin. The first victim is a young artist whom Kate has nurtured … Continue reading

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Ah, Fall!

Here in southern California it’s finally feeling like Fall. Cooler days and crisp nights are just right for me. We don’t get much Fall color here, not like the relatives in the east get, but there is a tiny bit. … Continue reading

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Board Game for Readers

~ ~ ~ I just came across an advertisement for this, and it looks to be right up my alley (as they say). Those of us who love to read may find it irresistible, though I have only seen this … Continue reading

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Back to Normal

Charlotte, our nine-year-old cat who was very ill with thyroid tumors, has come through her radioactive iodine treatment with flying colors. She’s put on weight and is stronger and obviously feeling better. At her Friday visit to the vet – … Continue reading

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Saturday Soundtrack #1 – Pan’s Labyrinth

Beginning today, I’ll post a “Saturday Soundtrack” (SSt) each week. I’m NOT going to be including sound bytes. I’ll assume you know how to find those if you want them. I’ve long held the opinion that soundtrack music is much akin … Continue reading

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Saturday notes – Oct. 3rd

Red Wind October is here, and with it, there is the tang of Fall in the air. At least for now. Santa Ana winds are expected in a day or two, it will warm up again, and the fire danger … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book – Used and Rare

Used and Rare Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone St. Martin’s Press, 1997 It begins with the search for a birthday present, something a little out of the ordinary and ends shortly after a $10,000 bid for a copy of Damon Runyon’s … Continue reading

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27 Years ago today…

October 1, 1982: Sony sold the first CD players to the public. Once upon a time cassettes were the preferred method of storing music. And yet cassettes sucked. Tapes easily wore out after repeated use, they were prone to kraken-like tangles, and … Continue reading

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