Category Archives: Books and Authors

Anything from book reviews to author interviews to tips from authors about how to write.

Knowing People

Would you recognize your friends without their bodies? If you were talking to someone on the phone, and it was one of your friends, would you still recognize them even if their voice did not sound the same? When receiving … Continue reading

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The Meaning of The Comforters by Rudyard Kipling

Last night, on my “Fans of Rudyard Kipling” fan page on Facebook, I had a message from  a fan of Kipling’s poetry who lives in India. “Sir, Can you please explain the poem ‘The Comforters’ of our dear Rudyard Kipling?I … Continue reading

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Modeling the Audible Vacuum County Shirt

I am not really comfortable modeling clothes. Julia Hanna did a much better job showing the Vacuum County T-shirt to full advantage. But this is the Audible Vacuum County T-shirt. So far, I think I am the only person on … Continue reading

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Remembering Amnon Katz

My father, Amnon Katz, died seventeen years ago today. It was October 3, 2000. His helicopter crashed and he was killed instantly. There were no other people on board. It was an experimental helicopter he had built with his students … Continue reading

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The Parents Behind the Relationship

This cartoon from the New Yorker, posted on Facebook by a friend, and shared by the Vacuum County fan page had a caption saying: “Before we go any further, I should let you know that I have parents.”   Everyone, … 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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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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Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets is a new title in the Pagan Portals series

Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets is a new book in the Pagan Portals series, published by Moon Books.  In it I look in some depth at the subject of how culinary and medicinal herbs were once given astrological … Continue reading

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A Comparative Review of “Someday, Someday, Maybe”

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This is going to be not so much a review, but a sort of free association starting with the fact that I just finished reading Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.  Did I like the book? Yes. Was it easy … Continue reading

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The Corporate Entity

[This was first published on Hubpages and later de-indexed.] This is a chapter from a novel that I completed writing in 1983 and self-published in 1985. Was it a good novel? I’m certainly not in the best position to judge. … Continue reading

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