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    The Villain I Love to Hate

    Note: This was originally published on the Romancing the Genres blog. Check it out at https://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com. I don’t read a lot of books with stereotypical villains who laugh demonically and have evil plans to take over the world. But I…

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    Seward, Alaska

    Last month, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Seward, Alaska. Let me tell you a little about this remarkable town. The Seward area of the Kenai Peninsula was originally frequented by the indigenous Alutiiq people as part of…

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    Alaska and the 4th of July

    This is a reprise from a 2013 post on this blog. Happy Independence Day! Historically, Alaskans are big on celebrating the 4th of July. Even before we became a state, territorial residents made a point of partying on Independence Day.…

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    Pride Month 2020

    So nice to have something to celebrate in this terrible year: on June 15, 2020, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and identity  are covered under the sex discrimination employment law. We’re a step closer to justice…