Mysteries Solved – Winners Chosen

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Do you know what this is? It’s a hedge apple and this has been a banner year for them. The hedge apple is the fruit of the Osage Orange tree and is a native tree in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas where the Osage Indians lived and thus the name. Ranchers once planted the trees as hedges that served …

Once in a Lifetime Eclipse

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I’m late with this post. I’ve been late with everything this week since I went off to play last weekend at Cumberland Lake on Sunday and then to watch the eclipse – the total eclipse – at South Union Shaker village on Monday. How could I not go to that opportunity? A total eclipse and a chance to tour the …

No Mystery about the Winners

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“As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.” (Carl Van Vechten) My dog, Oscar might take offense at that quote. Oscar’s a great writing companion, but cats …

Hidden Springs Celebration Winners

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I enjoyed every story you shared with me when you entered my celebration giveaway for Murder Is No Accident. Some of the first love stories were memories from when you were kids in elementary school. Others were of those first loves after you reached dating age and some were stories about first loves that were also lasting loves. That’s the …

Winning Books Can Be Fun

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My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water. ~Mark Twain I love books. I’ve had a love affair with books ever since I learned to read and even more so, after I learned to write. Well, I’m not sure I ever actually learned to write. I just started putting one word after …