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Ale and Leather. . . Let ‘s Drink to it.

If you sailed from England to the New World in the 1630s, before the age of coffee or tea, your beverage of choice would be cider or ale.  No one trusted the purity of onboard water. On the ship your … Continue reading

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HOW TO USE 3,000 STRAIGHT PINS

Queen Elizabeth (b. 1533 – d. 1603) used about 3,000 straight pins a month, probably more than most, but still an impressive amount. Pins have been used for about 4,000 years, appearing around the emergence of the bronze age. You … Continue reading

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TWO KIRKUS, STARRED REVIEWS

Madcap characters proliferate. Some are good and protective, but others are as dangerous as rattlesnakes. Continue reading

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SOUTHWEST WRITERS GET THE FACTS

An Interview with Author Charlene Bell Dietz In her search for “the parts of life that really matter,” Charlene Bell Dietz discovered “if you throw your heart and soul into what you care about,” the little things you fuss over … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH BEHIND WINNING

What do you think when you enter a contest? The answer depends on your personality: how seriously you take yourself, what you think about your work, and certainly your competitive nature. Me? I’m inclined to throw in a touch of … Continue reading

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Some Visuals for The Flapper, the Scientist, and the Saboteur

The Brown Palace Hotel almost becomes another character in my story during Chapter 14. For those of you who haven’t enjoyed the ambience of this magnificent hotel, here are some photos. Downtown Denver: This is the street between the former … Continue reading

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