Category Archives: Reviews

The Perils of Publishing

Full disclosure: the author is a member of my extended family. Dawn is not a seasoned author, having first published eight years ago. However, this book reveals deep insight into the publishing process. You have written a book. What do … Continue reading

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“When you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves.” — Confucius Revenge was a TV series that ran on ABC from 2011 to 2015, and I watched the first few episodes, now streaming on Hulu. But this is … Continue reading

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5 Rue Ranfer de Bretenière

We stayed four weeks in France, booking three different vacation rentals through VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner). The last was 5 Rue Ranfer de Bretenière in Dijon. Being new to the whole business, we found the process to involve some adventure. … Continue reading

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103 Rue de Vaugirard

VRBO is Vacation Rentals by Owner, and we decided this time to France we would opt for some living space. An apartment has lots more to offer over a hotel room, especially if you’re going to be in one place … Continue reading

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Machiavellian Dynamo

Intrigue and drama in high-level politics On another site I do cursory and critical reviews of movies with an eye toward picking apart issues with cinematography, directing, continuity, performances, and writing. When I come across a production as clean and … Continue reading

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That Old Time Rock And Roll

I liked the song when it played on the radio while I was a senior in high school, but I never knew anything about it, who wrote it, who sang it. I only began to  get a clue when the … Continue reading

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Ryobi TEK4 Thermometer

Ten years back I was having A/C problems at my house, and I called in a repair company. It was one of those hot Texas summer days, and there didn’t be much cool coming out of the vents. The service … Continue reading

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