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Jul.12.2009
Her methods may be kosher, but in Israel baker Pnina Konforti faces a bigger commercial obstacle: She's a Messianic Jew.By Matt Beynon Rees -...
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Jul.14.2009
Anyone who’s perused the crime fiction section of their bookstore knows the joy of finding something original among the tired old shelves of loner...
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Jul.14.2009
My favorite little coffee shop in Jerusalem’s Old City is just inside the Muslim Quarter, behind the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus is...
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Jul.15.2009
I’ve always enjoyed Elmore Leonard’s novels and seen him as one of the true stylists of popular fiction. In a review, I even described my pal...
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Jul.16.2009
The new blog I've started with fellow crime writers Christopher G. Moore, Colin Cotterill and Barbara Nadel has a new post from me today. It's about...
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Jul.18.2009
Earlier this week I noted that I dislike writers describing a character as looking like a particular movie star. I cited a few examples from Elmore...
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Jul.18.2009
Searching for a new script to get Hamas and Fatah to cooperate.By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost RAMALLAH, West Bank — Soap operas usually block out...
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Jul.19.2009
It isn't only McDonald's that offers to supersize its food. In the most violent town in the West Bank, the local specialty is a hot cheese and syrup...
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Jul.20.2009
I've joined up with a few other crime writers to fill a single blog, International Crime Authors Reality Check, with original content. Last week...
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Jul.22.2009
It's hard enough to get around the notorious Ein el-Hilweh Refugee Camp in Lebanon at the best of times. I can testify to that, having had a few...
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Sep.02.2012
Dichaever clean your ear with a cotton swab and then inspect the end and wonder, "What the hell is that?" Yeah, no, me neither.
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Dec.19.2012
Snow brings memories.  I have a garage.  Having a garage for the cars is one of my demands.  I am spoiled. I like getting into a car...
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Mar.06.2013
Opened the blinds and let in some graylight.  Fifty shades of gray lord over the land.  I see no erotic activity.  A crow settling in...
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Jan.05.2009
I've been feeling a let down following Christmas. What's a new year compared with the intense celebration of the Christ child, decorations and the...
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Jan.23.2009
We all enter into the world of blogging for different reasons. For some it is a place to share thoughts and opinions. For others it is a source of...
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Sep.23.2009
I was brushing my teeth at Brittany's house in SLO thinking "Brittany and I should take a picture in front of her cute house before she moves...
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Sep.30.2009
Is it me or does the time seem to be whizzing by? It's October! Wasn't it just June? I know we are all busy and we have things to do every day, but...
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May.19.2010
When someone asks you how to describe yourself what do you say? I normally say I am an observer of life and shy away from crowds -- now that is not...
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Nov.19.2009
The very first words of the first amendment says it:  "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..."  This edict...
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Feb.10.2009
it is tad late on my end of the world. clocking in at 2am. i should be in dreamland and drooling but, somehow with the recent turn of events, im wide...
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