Author Archives: Ellen

Sacred Souvenir?

We stepped very promptly from Thanksgiving to Advent, which means four Sundays until Christmas (including the one just past), though Christmas itself is on the following Sunday, which gives us an entire last week to finish shopping and putting up … Continue reading

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Reaching Across the Gap

As some of you know, I have a collection of medieval hammered silver English coins. For a long while I just had one for every monarch between William the Conqueror and Elizabeth I. Recently I got ambitious and set myself … Continue reading

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A Short Take

I woke up this morning with a mission: Clean my desk. I tend toward messiness in my office, it’s a disorder that is the despair of my husband – and me, after awhile. But it’s reached saturation point, and I … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To Vote

ELECTION DAY AT LAST! I am an election judge, meaning I am one of those people you see at the polls who greet you at the door, check to see that you’re in the right precinct, check to see that … Continue reading

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Magna cum Murder

Magna cum Murder was, as always, great. It’s a friendly convention in a magnificent setting, the Columbia Club of Indianapolis. Kathryn Kennison, with her hard-working staff, keep everything moving and invite great guests. The Saturday panel Coffee, Cats and Cozies … Continue reading

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Happy Days

This weekend Ellen and I will be at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis, attending Magna cum Murder. It’s a great mystery con, and we’ve been to almost every one of them. I’m to be on two (!) panels, one on … Continue reading

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Ack!

This has been such a screwy week I can’t keep track of the days.  Today is Tuesday and I am supposed to post an entry here. My brother-in-law is dying in Intensive Care.  He went in for cancer surgery and … Continue reading

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