Are You a Silver Surfer?

“The silver surfers did not impress Elizabeth, who still preferred a good old conversation on the telephone.”¬† Murder: Then and Now, Diana Jackson The clever fiction quoted above spans 100 years, with the present being 2019, and the means of “surfing” the Futurenet. The Elizabeth mentioned is a holdout, as nearly everyone else has adopted

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Can I Start Over?

Eldersleuth: librarian or another curious person who is past the age of employment as a police detective, but who perseveres in trying to solve mysteries

Five years ago I published SOPHIE REDESIGNED, the first in a planned series of six not-quite-cozy mysteries, exploring the issues of aging and featuring an¬†female sleuth.” Brainy and bored,

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Can you afford a divorce? Think ahead.

Who is a widow, and who is divorced/ Which of them has “lifestyle choices”?

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How important are pets?

A free or almost-free shelter dog becomes an emotional bargaining chip, and not only in the family.

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Layabout Stands Up for Granny

Both Linda and I were crying at the end, acknowledging to one another that we had both cared for our mothers during their last years. We also acknowledged that soon Joy would be us. We didn’t examine the problem of which of our grandsons would be so wise as to care for us.

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