THE ROGUES DO HOLIDAYS THEIR OWN WAYS

by Chris GoffThe holidays are a special time, and a stressful time. A great time for crime writers to gather fodder. Not! While rumors have persisted that murder rates jump during the holidays, it's just not true. According to research, December and the winter months traditionally boast the lowest...

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THANKSGIVING TALES FROM WARTIME

by Gayle Lynds82nd Airborne, Forward Operating Base, Afghanistan, Thanksgiving 2007Years ago during the Vietnam War, I wanted to thank my friends fighting overseas by sending care packages of Thanksgiving cookies and pumpkin bread that I baked.  It’d be a taste of home, I thought, and surely...

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HIDDEN TREASURES

by Chris GoffWho isn't obsessed with treasure-hunting?From the time I was a little girl and my father read me "The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," I have dreamed of finding treasure. The story comes from a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales known as the "Arabian Nights" or "One...

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PREPPING FOR LIFE IN THE TRENCHES

by K.J. HoweFor some people, planning for disaster is a lifestyle. These adrenalized experts are focused on being maximally prepared for any catastrophe—from a power outage to a nuclear war to the zombie apocalypse. While a few might go overboard, there is merit in anticipating and planning for...

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TURBULENCE

 by K.J. HoweWith Boeing being in the news lately and the terrible tragedies of the two 737s that crashed, it's a tense time for air travellers. And turbulence is a scary proposition for many flyers, a very unsettling feeling of lack of control. Hopefully this blog will help put your mind at...

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