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She had to, because he was a cop #mfrwhooks

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Today’s post of heavenly music features the Faroe Islands Philharmonic Orchestra. Do you have any idea how astonishingly impressive that is? The Faroe Islands are one of the most remote, sparsely inhabited places in the western hemisphere. A mere 49,000 people are scattered over 779 subpolar islands. Faroe is 690 km from Iceland, which most […]

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I’d love to stumble across an artist like this while browsing through a mall. It would almost — almost — make going to the mall worthwhile.

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Music Monday MFRWauthor

Music Monday MFRWauthor

R.I.P Hal, the killer computer

I’d wager that most science fiction fans have seen the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film, 2001. I’d also wager that most of the viewers would agree on the movie’s most memorable character. It’s not this dude, heroic astronaut Dave Bowman: It’s Hal 9000, the Killer Computer! Why do I bring this up now? Because Hal recently […]

For Your Honor? #mfrwhooks

  In the near future, a duplicate of Vancouver Island has appeared off Washington State. The inhabitants are Kwadrans — Native Americans from a scientifically advanced alternate Earth. Their Earth was polluted, climate-changed, and nearly uninhabitable. Today’s hook picks up from last week’s. Duchess Opsie Beaverpaw has an unexpected guest — Elfy, a 14-year-old girl […]

Foreign Children

I usually eschew politics on this blog, but this resonates too powerfully for me not to share it.

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For  week 51 of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: Advice to New Authors I can’t find the original anecdote, which I heard decades ago, after I decided against majoring in music. I’m changing the names. My apologies to Yo-Yo Ma. An aspiring young musician (we’ll call her LindaEllen for […]