Author Archives: Aya Katz

About Aya Katz

Aya Katz is the administrator of Pubwages. When she is not busy administering, she sometimes also writes posts like a regular user.

Distinguishing Dogbane from Milkweed

Dogbane and Milkweed look similar before they bloom. Here are some tips on how to tell them apart. Continue reading

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Recognizing Milkweed

I  have been fixating on milkweed. Two years ago, I found  plenty of milkweed on my property. There was purple milkweed, with its pinkish blooms. There was common milkweed, with its less brilliant kind of purple. And there was even … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Be Free — A Song from THE DEBT COLLECTOR

Not everyone would rather be free. Even if most of us think we would like to be free, very few of us would be willing to pay the ultimate price for our liberty. Not everyone prefers death to loss of … Continue reading

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How to Read My Books

You can read my books any way you like, in any order you like. It would be incredibly conceited and unrealistic of me to think I can tell you which way to read my books. But occasionally I meet a … Continue reading

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The Debt Collector: Three Songs for Blood

Blood  Samosude is the title character in the libertarian musical,  The Debt Collector. Blood not only makes his living  collecting debts, he is also  a true believer in the sanctity of contracts. Like a priest of justice, Blood single-handedly fights … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol Revisited

A Christmas Carol Revisited: Analyzing George C. Scott’s Scrooge [This article was originally published on Hubpages in 2010 and eventually de-indexed.] An Excerpt from A Christmas Carol “At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking … Continue reading

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Book Toy Combo as Christmas Gifts

Book Toy Combo as Christmas Gifts [Updated from November 27, 2010 version. First published on Hubpages.] When I was a little girl, I received a lot of presents from family and friends of my parents. All the presents were good, … Continue reading

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Variations on “The Ash Grove”

[Last Updated on February 26, 2010. First published on Hubpages and then de-indexed.] Folk tunes have a long shelf life. They get re-used often with different lyrics, and we can learn a lot about the values and preferences of different … Continue reading

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I finished this painting yesterday. I love to paint, but I don’t do it all that often. Every once in a while, the spirit moves me, and I do it, even though there is no particular reason. I haven’t been … Continue reading

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Return to the Messy Painting

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Much earlier this year, I had an urge to paint, and so I got out my art supplies and started painting. The painting I began to paint was very messy. And the more I painted it, the messier it got. At … Continue reading

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