Apples?

I was describing a futuristic device in my upcoming novel "EXODUS!" and tried, "the size of a small apple". Hmmm... It occurred to me how often apples appear in fiction and myth, a veritable harvest:- Garden of Eden (probably not an apple, but apples get the blame) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (poisoned apple) …

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Mid-Year Views

(An update of "Mid-year Review, 2022") Belated "Happy Longest Day" greetings to half the world and "Happy Shortest Day" in the other half. Summer hit with a vengeance here, melting the flowers, browning the grass, and melting my brain. Then it rained... off and on... for days as if in apology. Ah, well. I write …

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Mid-year Review, 2022

Summer seems to have hit Luxembourg already - blazing sunshine in recent weeks with enough occasional rain that I don't have to water the flowers. Of course, the lawn-mowing has become more frequent! Sigh... swings and roundabouts! At least the Covid restrictions have been easing at long last. More good news: Galaxies and Fantasies (my …

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Onward and Upward

It's a sunny day here in Luxembourg. The heatwave has eased, the rain has stopped, and it's perfect weather for sitting out on the patio and pouring thoughts and words into my laptop. I started looking through my Scrivener folder of "Unfinished Works". More accurately, it should be called, "Started and Stalled". Some authors struggle …

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So That Was August

It was a month of ups. It was a month of downs. It was a time for looking forward and a time for looking back. I was delighted that my youngest daughter has taken up her place in the UK, where her two sisters already study and work. But it leaves the house rather empty …

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Summer Thoughts

The longest day of 2015 is already history to my dear readers in the Northern Hemisphere (21st June 2015 at 16:38 GMT, in case you missed it). Summer is starting to ebb away as the days grow shorter. Start buying your winter clothes. (Except in the Southern Hemisphere, where the days are growing longer - …

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