It’s a ‘Books’ Christmas this year

It’s a ‘Books’ Christmas this year

Just in time to plump your personal library or to make a gift purchase for your favorite reader friend, this list has been published: https://parade.com/1285756/michael-giltz/best-mystery-books/. Click on the link to access and then determine if you’ve read...
When is Spam not Spam?

When is Spam not Spam?

For several months my computer – my fifth Mac, btw – has glitched with a hyperactive spam filter subjectively sidelining some of my incoming emails. Most of the time, said filter works swiftly, silently, and accurately behind the scenes. Insight and...
Quarantine Profiteers

Quarantine Profiteers

Cannabis, Cigarettes, and the Cheesecake Factory. What do these 3 Cs have in common? These businesses benefited from the coronavirus and its protracted quarantine. Seriously, what does this say about Americans and others of this ‘gotta have it’ world? A...
The High Cost of Carmel

The High Cost of Carmel

“Yikes!” my husband called from his home office. Though his room was merely ten feet from mine, I seldom heard him shout. He didn’t mutter at his emails and yell at his printer like I occasionally did. He’s a civilized and self-contained model citizen of the computer...
Writing Stresses, Messes, and Successes

Writing Stresses, Messes, and Successes

IWSG was created by Alex J Cavanaugh — because Alex understands we need a safe place to congregate, insecurity is part of our creative nature, and together we’re stronger. IWSG’s Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and the hashtag is #IWSG. This is a Blog Hop! Go forth and...
Storytelling Makes Hearts Beat as One

Storytelling Makes Hearts Beat as One

A human heart is so much more than an organ. No one says they left their pancreas in San Francisco or that two kidneys beat as one. Folks do say that two people can be joined at the hip… But I digress. Most people ascribe to the axiom that two hearts can beat as...