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Downton Abbey blooper

If you are a big Downton Abbey fan and missed the newest story, I’m here to catch you up.  The publicity photos of the new American season are out, and one of them contains a big boo-boo.  A blooper.  A gaffe.  Can you spot it? Can’t find it? Try again. Still can’t see anything amiss? …

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Dahlias Everywhere!

Cee and I took some time out this morning to run over to Swan Island, one of the largest growers of dahlias in the world.  They have many acres under cultivation about a mile and a half from our house, so it’s a favorite place to visit in late summer.   The annual dahlia festival starts…

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Remembering Robin Williams

I’ve always enjoyed Robin Williams and was saddened to hear he died by suicide last week.  I hope he’s found the peace he was looking for. I never saw him in “Happy Days”.  I was an adult by then, off doing adult things and not watching a lot of TV.  I saw this little clip…

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A Blast from the Past – Hanx Writer

I have a new toy that turns my iPad into an old fashioned typewriter.  It’s a blast to use, complete with sound effects and visuals that make you feel like you’re typing on an old-fashioned manual typewriter.  (For those of you too young to know what that is, you can google it but you won’t…

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The Next Bestseller

Which would I prefer to be, an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author whose books give pleasure to millions? The best selling author, absolutely.  Sure it would be fun to earn a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize for Literature, but that isn’t…

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Sharing My World – Week 32

Here is my contribution to Share Your World for this week.  (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.) Do you prefer ketchup or mustard? Mustard, absolutely.  Ketchup is an abomination.  If you don’t know what it is, be thankful.  You aren’t missing anything.  There is actually a National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin. …

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Recording My Introvert Life

I took on a new project this weekend.  I wanted to find a way to keep my journals safe and accessible without having to print them on paper.  I keep a daily journal, and I do it electronically.  My handwriting is awful, and my typing can keep up with my thinking better than scrawling words…