Author Archives: Ellen

English Major’s Lament

So now I have flu. Went to Urgent Care where a doctor stuck a very, very long and thin Q-tip up my nose, took the result away and came back with the diagnosis – did you know they can do … Continue reading

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Prognosticator – Not!

I am not a good prognosticator. For example, last week I wrote this: Later today I am going for a mammogram – my last. One of the good things – and there are a few – about getting older is … Continue reading

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Pleasant Discovery

Java the cat is settling in, as seen by her asserting herself on things that don’t really matter. For example, she cannot bear a closed door. When Ellen wished to sleep in undisturbed, Java came to find me and begin … Continue reading

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A Temporary Cat

We have a cat – probably temporarily. Her master died and then her mistress fell and broke some bones and is currently undergoing rehabilitation in a nursing home. We volunteered to care for the cat until her mistress comes home.  … Continue reading

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January Thaw Self-Promotion

We’ve been enjoying an unusually long January Thaw – a few days every year when the winter is interrupted by mild weather, temperatures above freezing. This year it’s gone on for almost two weeks. But it ends today. Still mild … Continue reading

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Getting Re-Published

I have nothing to say. Seriously, nothing. Well, one thing: There is a collection of short stories, some written by me, some written by me and Ellen, some written by Ellen. The title is a play on a state characteristic … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed

I am more than willing to agree with any critic who points out that the cozy or traditional mystery sub-genre is unrealistic. Especially the sub-sub-genre I write in: the amateur sleuth. Good heavens, what is this person with no training, … Continue reading

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