Elvy’s Advice for the Holidays

I’m sorry my blog is up late this month, it’s the holidays, what can I say? No recipes, although I did make a really delicious kale and black-eyed pea soup a couple of weeks ago, with some homemade whole wheat rolls, and it was delicious. I’ll post the recipe sometime, I promise. I realized this morning that…

Clueless: Is the Perfect Murder Possible?

In a recent episode of Castle, a young man is on death row, about to be executed, and Alex, having interned with an attorney on the man’s case, believes the inmate to be wrongly convicted, and requests Castle’s help in righting this wrong. He heard the screams from across the street. Dropping his towel, he…

Honey, I love you, but…

I’ve written in the past about parts of my family life. I’ve admitted to being married a long, l….o….n….g time to my college sweetheart. We’ve raised two wonderful sons and have stored away many precious memories over the years. We’ve also survived financial woes, losing jobs and homes, deaths of family and friends. We’re dealing…

Nara Malone does Jane Austen

Meet Ever, Jane. One look at this opening screen and you can probably tell Jane Austen is not really my cup of tea.  Jane’s time was a time when women got what they needed by saying the right things to the right people.  I’m in trouble before I start. I don’t mind getting in a…

Body Brokering

We’ve all heard the rumors and exposes of harvesting happening abroad, in places like China – from their death row inmates. Yet, here in the US, it has also found a foothold. Since 2004, when the proverbial cap came unscrewed, the truth behind the backroom deals was revealed; body harvesting has found a new home. Each…

Books, Movies. Movies, Books: The Game is Afoot!

“The Game is Afoot!” It’s a line we associate with a particular detective, however, you may find it interesting that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never wrote that line. (But it’s a good one, and I’ll continue to quote it as if it came out of the mouth of the genius detective. Rather, it was delivered…