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Read the Book!

Free download, in accessible, searchable Epub format, with live links to 740+ original documents: the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (“The Mueller Report”). Read it.  Really.  It’s important.  

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Storyteller in Vernon Hills, Il

Stories Old and New with Meg Macdonald, Friday, June 21st, 11:00 AM at Barbara’s Bookstore, Hawthorne Mall, Vernon Hills Il. Admission: free. Be there, or have to explain to your children and grandchildren (in addition to an entire chapter in … Continue reading

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The Board Having Maturely Considered These Facts….

We left the site of  Major André’s hanging and temporary grave, to journey … to lunch! We went to the Old ’76 House (110 Main St, Tappan, NY 10983 (41°01’18.3″N 73°56’52.6″W (41.021752, -73.947940)), a half-mile away, which was the place … Continue reading

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More Unfortunate Than Criminal…

Now Arnold to New York has gone, A-fighting for his King, And left poor Major André On the gallows for to swing. From the place where Major André came ashore to the place where he was hanged is just 22 … Continue reading

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Nowhere Near Fun

Originally posted on Madeleine Robins:
I remember the Big Three of Childhood Diseases because I had all of them. I am of that vintage where I was young enough to be vaccinated against smallpox and polio (for which I am…

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That’s Entertainment!

From Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks That You Can Do : Including a fifteen minute act “The Silky Slicker” by George De Lawrence, published by Gerald Heaney, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1921.  Pages 32-33. You absolutely cannot succeed in these modern days of “jazz” … Continue reading

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On Villainy

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
I’ve written here before about the necessity — in my opinion — of making one’s villains well-rounded characters and not merely evil mustache-twirling sockpuppets. By which I mean granting them their virtues as…

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It’s That Time Again

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Yes, it’s time for my annual Springtime Services Sale! From now through April 21, 2019 (that’s Easter Sunday, for those of you who celebrate), all edits on novel-length manuscripts will be 30% off…

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What We’re Planning

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
(Unless something horrible and unexpected leaps out of the bushes at us beforehand — which has, alas, been known to happen.) Anyway. We’re going down to be attending the Heliosphere sf/fantasy convention in…

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Talk About Your Toxic Work Environments

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Back when I was first writing for publication, Jim Macdonald and I wrote a number of YA novels, mostly for book packagers (that was one of the entry points back then, before packagers…

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