Author Archives: Margaret McGaffey Fisk

5 Interesting Links for 03-22-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Language (Society) Kalahari Bushmen have a fiercely egalitarian society that is reinforced by their language patterns. https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/oct/29/why-bushman-banter-was-crucial-to-hunter-gatherers-evolutionary-success Technique (Writing) Writing active characters is important, but character reactions should not be … Continue reading

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Down & Dirty by Rhenna Morgan

If you’ve been following my reviews, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Men of Haven series for the underlying themes of family and doing what’s right. You might also have noticed I’ve expressed concern about the edge of … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.161: Glass Blowing and Shaping

This video is a little longer than I usually put on here, but I think it’s worth the extra time. Rather than a quick glimpse at the process of glassblowing and shaping, you get to see a talented artist demonstrate … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-15-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Novella (Fiction) The Persistence of Blood by Juliette Wade is a deep dive into a culture driven by biology into immovable, harmful traditions and the story of one who can … Continue reading

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The Cinderella Countess by Sophia James

This is a lovely story with interesting characters and a well-seeded mystery. As the title leads you to expect, this is a rags-to-riches Regency romance, but it’s both more and less than that implies. The story begins with Annabelle slaving … Continue reading

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