Monthly Archives: October 2013


It’s All Hallows Eve, the day everybody gets dressed up to scare their neighbors, friends, family, etc.  A couple of songs that fit in with today’s theme include: “Sittin’ Up with the Dead” by Ray Stevens ( and “One-Eyed, One-Horned … Continue reading

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Air, Fire, and Water

Air, Water, and Fire…an exquisite dance of the elements is at hand.  While these three are a deadly mix on earth – here, they put the greatest human painters to shame. What do I see in this picture?  I see … Continue reading

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Ballads of the Frontier West, Part 2

Hi, Giselle! Are you ready for some more music, partner?  Then let’s get to it! I don’t know if you and your family like to watch old westerns.  Most original Westerns have the bad guy and the sheriff/good cowhand/reformed gunfighter … Continue reading

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Much Obliged

The ways of dishonest men were never as clever as they assumed, and the solving of a crime was usually just a painstaking job of establishing motives and putting together odds and ends of information.  Criminals suffered from two very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time

Hi, Meggie, How is the writing going?  That’s great! How am I doing?  Well, I’m busier than I would like to be.  But aren’t we all? I know.  Usually, I write to Murdock about a book I have read.  And … Continue reading

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A Great Poet – with Quite the Feature!

Cyrano de Bergerac: Ah, no young sir! You are too simple. Why, you might have said – Oh, a great many things! For example, thus: – AGGRESSIVE: I, sir, if that nose were mine, I’d have it amputated – on … Continue reading

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Heaven and Earth

“Ooh, baby do you know what that’s worth?  Ooh, heaven is a place on earth!” Oh, for wings to fly into that other realm!!!!  Oh, to see that never ending sunrise, that land where everything is possible!!  But still gravity … Continue reading

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