Category Archives: Dick’s Posts

Walking in Winter

This is the first winter in many years I haven’t spent working out in a gym, for the obvious reasons, and other than not having that reason to warm my car up in the morning, I’ve been surprised to find … Continue reading

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Progress or Pork?

Several months later, I’m still feeling irked about Bill Green, Susan Collins’s smiling pal, who apparently couldn’t give up the spotlight and decided to stump for her. A good deal of what irritates me is his after-the-fact commentary that it … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: January 23-24, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday), Dick Cass (Tuesday), Darcy Scott (Thursday) and Sandra Neily (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine … Continue reading

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Plotter to Pantser to Driving Through the Dark

If the pandemic and quarantining have done anything for me, it’s forced me into some long-term organization I might not have gotten to otherwise. In the first month of lockdown, I organized my book by major topic categories, then alphabetically … Continue reading

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The Books We’re Giving and Hoping to Get This Year

Today we’re sharing a list of the books we’re thinking of giving this year and perhaps some that we’d like to receive. What about you, readers? Are there books you’re excited about giving or getting? Kate Flora: I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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All Hail the MacGuffin

I had a very long and unhappy screed teed up about the Senatorial race here in Maine, the disingenuous clowning of Bill Green pretending he was only doing a favor for a friend, and how nativism in the state becomes … Continue reading

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Knowing What We Don’t Know, and Liking It

Dick Cass: As some of you may know, I had a little medical extravaganza perpetrated on my corpus earlier in the month (gory details definitely NOT on offer) and beyond the sudden deceleration of the fast-paced life here on Trout Brook … Continue reading

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Querencia

Obligatory Self-Promotion (scroll past if you like): Hope you’ll join me for a virtual book launch for Sweetie Bogan’s Sorrow, the fifth (!) in the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series. Free parking, goofy prizes, and a chance to help support Project … Continue reading

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Once More To The Lake

Shameless Commerce Division: Sweetie Bogan’s Sorrow, number 5 in the Elder Darrow Jazz Mystery Series, will be out on October 2. Because my good friend Barb Kelly’s business depends on selling books at events and we haven’t had too many … Continue reading

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Raw as an Oyster

I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been feeling raw as an oyster these past few months, enough so that I’m listening to podcasts by the TED Talk-famous Brené Brown and trying to parse out feelings about what we’ve lost … Continue reading

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