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The Lonely Detective

Why is it that single, moody people make the best murder mystery detectives? All of my favorites are unattached: Kinsey Millhone, Harry Bosch, Archy McNally, Nero Wolfe and his investigator Archie Goodwin, Lady Emily Ashton. I’ll grant you they are … Continue reading

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Christian Belz’s Murder Mysteries

For Christian’s mystery site, click here MURDER MYSTERY BUZZ Talk, gossip, emotional attachment. What’s the buzz? What have you heard? Juicy morsels. Excitement. Did you see what he did? News! A big splash. Opinions. A movie, book, or artwork. We … Continue reading

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Easy: The Writing Life Made Simple

Many years ago, motivational speaker Michael Wickett made this observation during a talk I attended, and it has stayed with me ever since. If what we experience is created by our own thoughts, and if the quality of our daily … Continue reading

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Text Me: A Puzzle

Text, a verb meaning to send someone words on a mobile device, like a cell phone. I admit, I’m frequently troubled when language undergoes transformation. Wrote becomes texted, and this expression is so foreign to me, it feels wrong. Yet, … Continue reading

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Spontaneous

FREE I plan to be spontaneous. It will be so fun so free I will be clever and alive Perhaps I could dance at the local park, race go-carts or zoom out of town and drop in for a sky … Continue reading

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Cherish

I think of the old song by The Association, “Cherish is the word I use to describe . . .” The word brings to mind things romantic. “I cherish you,” meaning to treasure, to hold dear, and love, love, love. … Continue reading

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Shock

For the most part, I’ve found shock to be a negative experience. When I was five, my mom shocked me by announcing that my bother and I would no longer be allowed to play with the twin brothers down the … Continue reading

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