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Baltimore Book Festival 2014: a new look for Late Last Night Books Blogzine

In anticipation of its second year and in anticipation of its first visit to the Baltimore Book Festival, Late Last Night Books Blogzine has a new look. I act as managing editor for Late Last Night Books and write a … Continue reading

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Amtrak California Zephyr in the Rockies: a picture for cooling off in July

Click to enlarge the photo. The track cuts across a mountainside, snow above and snow below. Todd and  I have ridden the Zephyr numerous times, winter and summer. It’s one of the world’s spectacular train rides, through the heart of the … Continue reading

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“How to use Google+” in a nutshell

Google+ incorporates functions from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but terms like “friend” and “follow” have a different meaning. On Google+,  you “follow” or “friend” people when you “add” them into a “circle.” The circles are merely categories, and only you … Continue reading

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A swim anyone?

Photo reposted  from the wonderful blog of Nelson Carpenter, attributed there to Joebotic Transmission.  

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Galveston, Texas: On Doing Things for the Last Time

When do we do things for the last time? I remember a box of stuffed animals in my parents’ garage–until one time I dropped by the house and noticed the box was gone. “I gave them to the Good Will,” my … Continue reading

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Hippie culture: Don’t Bogart That Joint!

My Galveston novel will be set between 1971 and 1983. I wanted to use the expression, “Don’t bogart that joint,” which I remembered using. But curious about the phrase, I googled it and came across the song, Don’t Bogart That Joint! with some … Continue reading

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Contemporary Maine Photographer Matthew Richards

  The top photo, above, is from a group Richards titles “Adventures” and that immediately below it from “Anthony Portraits.” (Say, I’ll take one of the latter, hold the portrait–never mind that I’m of the age where I could be his granddad. … Continue reading

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Crossing New Mexico at night

“A highball with a fellow traveler in the lounge as the New Mexico night rushed past the windows was a solace for human ills.” Beebe and Clegg, The Trains We Rode. This 1930s Southern Pacific Railroad photo was taken on … Continue reading

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Humor: Rock Island terrorizes its passengers

“To increase the ‘gee-whiz’ factor of the Jet Rocket (inaugurated between Chicago and Peoria in 1956) the train was delivered with a closed-circuit TV camera installed in the nose. The camera fed a television set in the lounge area. The idea … Continue reading

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To see all posts for the current month, you may need to click on “older posts,” after the last visible post. To see prior months’ posts, click on the month, under archives, and then also remember to click on “older posts” when you … Continue reading

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