The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 22: Arrival in Venice

Your retro virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I take the train from the rugged coast of Cinque Terre to the canals of Venice. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog … Continue reading

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The Romance of the Regency: Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and Silver Fork Novels

I discovered Georgette Heyer in high school, after reading an entire issue of the fanzine Niekas devoted to it, somewhere around 1967-8. At that time I hadn’t yet read Jane Austen, though I’d loved historical novels ever since I checked … Continue reading

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My Muse is Heading For Palm Springs For The Winter

We all have those days when you stare at the computer screen for hours and anything you try to type looks like Old High Marsian. My muse is on walkabout. Mental exhaustion I tell myself when this happens. Too many … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Hawaii, part 4: Lots of Lava!

Join Thor and me as we trek across a lot of lava on Hawaii’s Big Island and learn about the geology of the islands. NOTE: Thor and I decided on a quick trip to Hawaii’s Big Island to stretch out … Continue reading

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1917: Getting Down and Dirty (in the Garden)

Here’s more on the background research I did into life on the “home front” during World War I for What Lies Beneath. With the clarion call to American women to save food at home so that the starving of Europe … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Hawaii, part 3: Exploring the Northwest End of the Big Island

Join Thor and me as our Hawaii trip continues with an exploration of the Big Island‘s northwest features. NOTE: Thor and I decided on a quick trip to Hawaii’s Big Island to stretch out summer a bit as our gray, rainy … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer on Veterans Day: Cadet Nurse Corps in WWII

On Veterans Day, as we honor all who have served in the military, let’s look at the seldom-mentioned contributions of nurse cadets during WWII. Because of a crisis shortage of qualified nurses during the World War II, a new program … Continue reading

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