Master Archives Page

Okay, so I’m into a lot of different things. The below links should get you to each of the different topic areas that I write about. Have fun.

Stopleak

My latest fiction blog, featuring Lisa Wycherly and Sid Hackbirn, espionage agents for Operation Quickline.

 

cozy mystery, spy novel, serial mystery fiction

Chapter Twelve

July 28, 1983 My church’s youth group holds a week-long retreat at a Christian camp on Catalina Island every summer ...
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Chapter Eleven

June 14 – 18, 1983 We had one tense day, killing time in Manhattan until our plane left for Paris ...
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Chapter Ten

June 12 – 13, 1983 Sundays, Sid lets me skip running and sleep in. That Sunday I woke up early ...
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Chapter Nine

June 8 – 11, 1983 One of the things that really amazed me about Sid that trip was his ability ...
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Chapter Eight

June 2 – 7, 1983 “Hog butcher for the world, Toll maker, Stacker of wheat, Player with Railroads and the ...
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Chapter Seven

June 1, 1983 Wednesday morning I woke up stiff. Sid made me do stretching exercises to relieve it. “So what ...
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Chapter Six

May 29 – 31, 1983 We got up rather late on Sunday. Well, later than usual. We went to brunch ...
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Chapter Five

May 24 – 28, 1983 We were up early and ran, as always. I got the bathroom first, dressed, then ...
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Chapter Four

May 20 – 23, 1983 The flight from Washington was short. Sid seemed tense but stayed awake for a change ...
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Chapter Three

May 18 – 19, 1983 I poked my head into the drawing room where Sid sat staring at a blank ...
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Chapter Two

May 18 – 19, 1983 I poked my head into the drawing room where Sid sat staring at a blank ...
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cozy mystery, spy novel, serial mystery fiction

Chapter One

May 14, 1983 The sky was overcast, a little unusual for that time of year in Southern California. I zipped ...
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The Dark Side of the Fridge

Posts about how to really cook, as opposed to merely following recipes. If you truly want to get dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss.

How to cook, cooking for beginners, cooking without recipes

Surviving the Grocery Store

We have a grocery store near us that we absolutely love, yet we generally refer to it as The Gates …
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Stray Thoughts

Rants, musings, what have you. Anything that doesn’t fit into my other topic areas.

Essays, general essay

Labor Day

Thanks to all that hard work I did celebrating unions and workers in America this past weekend, I’m taking a …
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 Beguile yourself with Stray Thoughts

Carless in L.A.

A fun look at our journey to living an environmentally responsible life.

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Edging Toward Waste-Free Living

When we started working on waste-free living a number of years ago, we weren’t really thinking about the massive problems …
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The latest on our journey

The Sewing Report

My comedy of errors as I try to make my own clothes.

SewingReport

Why I Sew

I’m sitting here staring at the cut out pieces of a man’s shirt that are not getting sewn together. Admittedly, …
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Okay, laugh yourself silly here

The Mission Walk

My plan and training to walk the California Missions

It’s Time to Do It

Wow. I’ve been working on my training for what I’ve been calling a distance walking challenge for over a year ...
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Here’s where to see how I’ve been walking