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Way Way Down South

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December 8th, 2022 Posted 7:38 am

Many thanks to Maury M, a longtime friend and reader of ours who’s now down in Antarctica and sending the blog photos like this every day!

 

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A Day That Will Live In Infamy

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December 7th, 2022 Posted 8:05 am

Pearl Harbor, 81 years ago today. Among many other things, we got dragged onto the international stage and once on it there seems to be no getting off. Anyone out there remember that day? An excellent one-volume history of WW2 is Inferno by Max Hastings. Is there a more important event in human history than WW2? I hope kids are still learning about it in school.

(The Bataan Death March – April 1942 – figures in INTO THE DARK, third in my Echo Falls series for younger readers.)

 

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Thanks, Tom!

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December 6th, 2022 Posted 7:45 am

Today we thank Tom Brady. Because of his late fourth quarter play last night we won the football pool at the gym this week! That never happens! 50 big ones! (Not M or K even C, but $50.00.) Still, we’re moving to Vegas to set up a sports book. Maybe we’ll grow an untrustworthy-looking mustache when we get there!

[Great Antarctica photos in yesterday’s comments.]

 

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From A Conversation on a Romanian Road

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December 5th, 2022 Posted 7:47 am

She turned to him. His eyes were on the road. He really was a handsome man, and that soulful look in his eyes was no illusion. She knew that for a fact.

“How old are you, Max?”

“I don’t see what difference it makes.”

“Max?” She was prepared for something young, even as low as sixty-one, or God help her, fifty-nine.

“I will be forty-seven in November.”

“Oh, Max,” she said.

[from Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, coming July 25 – preorders are beloved of publishers, it’s in their genes]

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