Monthly Archives: November 2012

APRIL TAYLOR & “WHY KNOX?” UPDATE

Last weekend I managed to get the chapters of last two parts of “Why Knox?” outlined and I realized how far behind schedule I am if I’m going to get it to the editor before we leave for Italy in … Continue reading

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LIGHTS AT STONE MILL in ABINGDON, VA

The Natasha McMorales Why Mysteries have a new home in Abingdon. Lights at Stone Mill is a delightful store near Highlands Community College. It’s a hybrid of Bristol’s Cranberry Lane and Farm & Fleet. It took great effort on my … Continue reading

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GEORGE & SIDS

George & Sids of Bristol, VA is a sentimental place for lots of Bristolians and not just because that is where everyone from Tennessee used to buy their lottery tickets. It’s a place where the owners, Brian & Karen Self, … Continue reading

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“THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY”

This is a 5 star mystery. I read this description of Louise Penny’s latest novel and immediately ordered it. Besides having engaging characters and a good mystery it is an intriguing look into monastic life. HERE’S THE DESCRIPTION FROM AMAZON … Continue reading

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KURT VONNEGUT

Kurt Vonnegut would have turned 90 today would that he were still with us. There was a time in my life when I read whatever he wrote. My favorite book was “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater” and “Player Piano” a … Continue reading

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THE AGGIES BEAT #1 ‘BAMA

Watching Texas A&M beat Alabama yesterday felt strangely familiar. As the story goes it was Thanksgiving Day 1950 and Texas A&M was playing Texas. A&M played Texas every Thanksgiving in those days. I would not be born for another month … Continue reading

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