Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

What? Who? PONGO!

If anyone has been wondering why you haven’t seen a new post here lately, this is why. Read on after the picture for the story, if you’re so inclined. We adopted Dexter, our 5.5 year old male (insert like) in … Continue reading

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FFB: Deathtrap by Peter Turnbull

Deathtrap by Peter Turnbull, Severn House 2000 hardcover, mystery, police procedural. 2nd in the Hennessey and Yellich series, set in York, England. review from Kirkus Reviews: “Yet another of the author’s absorbing procedurals, this time set in the city of York, where Detective … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 7

The rest of the bunch of books on the shelf we saw last week. The Agent Gambit by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Another of the books in the Liaden Universe series. Exploring the Horizons: Explorers and the Furthest Horizon edited by Gardner Dozois, … Continue reading

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FFB: Exploring the Horizons

Exploring the Horizons: Explorers and the Furthest Horizon edited by Gardner Dozois, SFBC May 2000 hardcover, science fiction anthology omnibus. Collects 2 previous anthologies. 916 pages. Cover by John Berkeley. Put together by one of the best editors in the genre, an eleven-time … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 6

A shelf in my study. A little of everything, pulp fiction, western science fiction… The Black Lizard Book of Black Mask Stories, and (skipping a book) The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps are both big fat excellent anthologies anyone who … Continue reading

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Reading Pern

In these stressful times, many of us have been turning to old favorites, or comfort reads, and I’ve done the same. Whether it’s a favorite mystery series, science fiction, fantasy or other beloved books from our past, there’s comfort and … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot 5

Something different, this time, part of a shelf of reference books. Some Star Trek stuff, the rest mystery related. There are more, to be included in future Shelf Shot posts.

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FFB: Safe Secret by Harry Carmichael

Safe Secret by Harry Carmichael, Macmillan Company 1964, hardcover mystery, “A Cock Robin Mystery” Carmichael was the primary pseudonym of Leopold Ognall. He also wrote as Hartley Howard, mostly about PI Glenn Bowman. (thanks, Jeff) The blurb: “No matter how … Continue reading

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Glazed Yogurt Lemon Loaf

We got this recipe from the LA Times via our local paper, and decided to try it. It’s delicious! Read through the entire recipe before starting! Ingredients 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/4 cups … Continue reading

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Shelf Shot – 4

Here is something else again, not a shelf at all, but a couple of tables stacked with books. Back when we moved to this house in November 2010, the task of unboxing books was started shortly after kitchen and bedrooms … Continue reading

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