Monthly Archives: September 2018

Excitable Boys and Accidental Martyrs

While I was in Florida, a Facebook friend of mine posted a link to an article about the life and death of Warren Zevon. Writer Steven Hyden is pretty evenhanded in the piece, noting both Zevon’s artistic gifts and his … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day 3

I slept in a bit this morning, but still had time for breakfast. When I got to the buffet, I sat with Frank Zafiro and we chatted a bit, agreeing that the convention has been a blast, even though we’re … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day 2

It’s been a long day in sunny, stormy St. Pete. Nevertheless, I’m persisting. I started my morning once again by fueling up at the breakfast buffet, and then making my way to the shuttle to the convention. I made my … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day One

Woke up this morning (Da DAH da dah DUM) in time to hit the breakfast buffet and catch a shuttle to the historic and beautiful Vinoy Hotel, home of this year’s edition of Bouchercon. It was good that I loaded … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day Zero

Greetings from St. Petersburg — the Floridian, not the Russian. Bouchercon gets rolling in earnest tomorrow, so I’m getting ready to make an early night of it. *** About an hour before I headed out this morning, the Spawn called … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Motel Menace Edition

The long weekend has begun. Mrs. M is at the gym, the Spawn will likely arise at the crack of noon, and the Hound of the Basketballs is napping near me in the den. Here’s more of what is going … Continue reading

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