Shifting Gears

Recently, I went to a local jeweler because prongs that held the stone in a cherished ring needed tightening. I have worn this ring every day for decades, and while it isn’t valuable in the financial sense, I love it because my parents gave it to me on my sixteenth...

Seeking Mr. Connelly

It’s been four years since I set out to see crime writer Michael Connelly at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale. The creator of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller, Connelly has generally launched his new books from here. Since he’s written twenty-six...

November 22, Fifty Years Later

National Geographic Channel recently aired the first of several documentaries and movies about November 22, 1963. I’d like to say that date seems like yesterday, but in actuality it seems like long ago. At the time I was seventeen, a junior in high school, on...

Upstairs at the McCullough House

After my sojourn across the pond, it’s back to the McCullough House, a Victorian home that will be an 1893 setting in my second mystery. We’ve explored the public rooms downstairs. Now it’s time to take the broad staircase to the second and third...

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