Author Archives: Ellen

Ah, Warmth!

I’m in Florida! And the weather’s fine. It cools down in the evening, but the days are nice and hot. Been to the beach of Sanibel Island and picked up some pretty shells, bought some earrings and a bright pink … Continue reading

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Whoo-Hoo!

I finished the short story! I’m hoping, hoping, hoping that means the long writer’s block is ending. The story is close to six thousand words and has two (count ‘em) clever clues embedded in it. It’s not my best writing, … Continue reading

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Joyful Death

Does anyone out there have a list of the drugs (etc.?) searched for in the usual medical examiner’s blood screen done in autopsy? Thanks. I’m in touch with an ME, but he’s crazy busy because the Super Bowl is in … Continue reading

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Dashing Through the Snow – Not!

The talk on my coin collection at St. George’s went all right, but the audience was small, perhaps a dozen. Still, they listened, asked questions, and laughed at the right places. I am going to turn my talk into an … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

I’ve been reading a really good book, The History of Money, by Jack Weatherford. Starting with the first coins, made in Lydia in the fifth century BC, to our current venture into electronic money, the author uses clear language to … Continue reading

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Love of Money — and Birds

Well, possibly my muse is awakening, but is still not interested in my novel. Instead, it (she?) is currently hard at work on a presentation I am going to give at my church on January 21 on “1,000 Years of … Continue reading

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Here’s Java!

No New Year’s Eve Penny Ante Poker Party – too many people were sick, including Ellen, so we had to cancel. So it was a quiet ending to the year. I took the bottle of chilled champagne down to the … Continue reading

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