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Caturday Thoughts – Adopt a Senior Pet Month

When I did a lot of tutoring of younger students I was always on the lookout for entertaining reading for them. One main criterion was that I also would find them enjoyable. Thus I found the Mr. Putter and Tabby … Continue reading

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Occult Detectives – John Silence

In the closing years of the nineteenth century, around 800 weekly periodicals were published in Britain—and  240 of them regularly featured detective fiction! But Algernon Blackwood’s  John Silence wasn’t just an investigator but a mystic and clairvoyant, an adept in … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cats vs Halloween Decorations

I love Halloween. But I have a house full of running, jumping, wrestling and sometimes squabbling cats. This makes decorating problematic. Last year a really cute ceramic pumpkin man got knocked off the mantelpiece and smashed on the brick below. … Continue reading

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Friday Files – The Case of the Disappearing Lawn Men Part II

Last Thursaday just when I was getting ready to run out for the 2 x 4,  the neighbor shows up with a tale of woe about trimming back the pumpkin vines that had come over the fence and winding up … Continue reading

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And Pumpkins Are Delicious

Beyond all the other traditions about pumpkins, the most important thing about them is that they are edible. They are also highly nutritious, being low in calories, fat, and sodium and high in fiber. That brilliant orange color comes from … Continue reading

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Relief at Last

My garden was almost non-existent this year with late cold and frost and sick cats and a neighbor’s dog who rushes the fence, growling and barking non-stop the whole time I’m in the yard. The humidity affected several plants that … Continue reading

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