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Apr.03.2014
It's a tough road for a genealogist who has an ancestor who was adopted. You may not have a clue which way to look, but instinct tells me not to rule out, that they could have been one of thousands of Jews who left Russia in the late 1800's and immigrated to America. These Jews had been heavily...
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Mar.27.2014
I’m still at Redheads Review Better, giveaway of Silence of the Wolf print copy, until Mar 30: http://redheadsreviewitbetter.com/2014/03/interviewgiveaway-terry-spear.html Bitten by Books at 12!! Giveaway tonight, copy of Silence of the Wolf, print, and for Overseas, Cougar’s Mate, ebook. http://...
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Mar.15.2014
Highland Rake, Book 3Dougald MacNeill takes Lady Alana Cameron to his laird brother James’s Craigly Castle when he finds her roaming the heather on the MacNeill lands. But who has sent her there and why? Her uncle, laird of the Cameron clan, and warring with the MacNeill for years, has made a...
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Mar.12.2014
Aren't they pretty? I didn't think the flowers would be in bloom much. Some weren't, but many were.   Plus, the bees were out and my daughter's deathly afraid of them, having been stung ten times by them when we were on a Girl Scout trip to a zoo once and it made her ill.    To...
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Feb.24.2014
Yes, they’re supposed to be spring flowers. But this is Texas. What do you expect??? The above pictures were taken in the morning when it was foggy out. The last two at night. More flowers had popped out and I wanted to see what a difference early morning light would have on the pictures...
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Feb.16.2014
In one sense, you could say that we have, for some time, been in the Golden Age of Eavesdropping: since mobile phone conversations about the most personal of topics are taking place, around us, so often. It brings to mind tales of Ancient Brooklyn, where people famously lived “right on top of each...
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Feb.15.2014
Empire on the Platte, by Richard Crabb     If this post’s title confuses or leads astray, I’m sorry. Nebraskan Burt Sell, a home-grown historian, provided much of author Crabb’s fodder for this book, by the author’s admission information important to the tale. And a great tale it is....
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Jan.31.2014
The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson   As is my case with most books, I warmed up to this one slowly. My warming, however, became only tepid with The Orphan Master’s Son. I like stories, you see, and defined characters within such stories. That makes me an odd fit for postmodern...
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Jan.09.2014
Well ... maybe it is time to worry. [DE] Patrons use computers at BiblioTech, a first of its kind digital public library in San Antonio.(Photo: Eric Gay, AP) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future by Paul J. Weber SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas has seen the...
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Dec.16.2013
Kafka set a whole novel in America (Amerika), so it seems fitting (in a Kafkaesque way) for some of his work to end up on the walls of a Texas Art Gallery. [DE]        ÒI have come to acquire the degree of a standard European educationÓ by Toledo Etching Photo by Nancy Moyer...