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…1950s back court tenements in Docklands Govan in Glasgow were awesome places…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
……it was a different landscape back in the 1950s in the big cities of the UK… Docklands Govan in Glasgow, where Master Gallacher spent his infancy, had more than its share of rented tenement housing… up to three-storeys-high, grey, austere, stone buildings, sum’times red, depending on the material available when…

North-easterly: Sidetracked again

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
It doesn’t matter where we go, the habit of rising early for work seems to follow us, so it was no surprise that on the Saturday morning of our recent trip north, we were up and out a long time before we would be meeting the rest…

Happy birthday, Charles

Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was born in Dublin and attended Queen’s College Cambridge on an organ scholarship. In 1882 he helped to found the Royal College of Music in London, where he taught composition for the rest of his life. Among his students were Arthur Bliss, John Ireland, Samuel…

Smorgasbord Reblog – #MeToo – The Right to be Heard on Sexual Abuse by D.G. Kaye

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
I did include a summary to this post by D.G. Kaye.. Debby Gies, earlier in the week in a Blogger Daily but I believe that it is important enough to share again. Whatever your views are on the #MeToo movement, there is no doubt that identifying predators is important.…

Me Too!

Originally posted on The Magic of Stories:
I picked this up from Facebook this morning and followed the blog link, it’s a really interesting article about sexual harassment and some close encounters.  Elizabeth is brave sharing her own experiences and it made me think of mine. I’m five years younger that she is, and the…

32 Calls for Submissions in October 2018 – Paying Markets – by Erica Verrillo…

32 Calls for Submissions in October 2018 – Paying Markets – by Erica Verrillo…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: There are nearly three dozen calls for submissions in October. As always, anything you can think of is wanted – flash fiction, speculative fiction and poetry, horror, creative nonfiction along with several themed issues and anthologies. All…

Psychometry: Fact or Fiction?

Psychometry: Fact or Fiction?

Originally posted on Chicks on the Case:
The Chicks welcome back Judy Penz Sheluk, who shares a fascinating story from her personal life that inspired the plot of Past & Present, her latest Marketville Mystery. When I was about sixteen, my mother and her best friend, Kay, dragged me to an “event” where a blind…

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