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WEREWOLVES. PUPPET MASTERS. DEAD BODIES. WAX MUSEUMS. WHAT OTHER MYSTERIES DOES LONDON HOLD?

Detective Chief Inspector Moses Reilly of Scotland Yard is the consummate bachelor, married to his job- and with good…

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More Memoirs: What I’m Reading IX

Lately I’ve been reading memoirs and have already written a post on them. Now I have more memoirs to share. More Memoirs: Trevor Noah Born a Crime (2016) Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, offers a gripping account of his childhood and young adulthood… read more

Claustrophobia: Consider the Health Benefits

If you’re curious why the Empire State Building is the title image for a blog on claustrophobia, read on. Claustrophobia: I suffer from it. I don’t feel it much in movie theaters, and I can tolerate being on planes (just barely – check out these tips), but the image, below,… read more

Infamous Romanians: Guess My Top Five

I’ve done Famous Romanians and Illustrious Romanians. Now it’s time for Infamous Romanians. The inspiration for this blog came from a court ruling earlier this week in Alba Iulia, Romania. For the title image I chose Vlad Țepeș (Vlad the Impaler), who was the model for Dracula. It’s from a… read more

Julie Tetel Andresen has written about language and love for more than 20 years. A professor of linguistics at Duke University, Julie has also written more than twenty romance novels and novellas. read more