Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Doing OK

It’s been a while since I posted, and though I don’t have a lot to say, I thought it would be good to check in with any readers still out there. I’m doing okay, been a little sick but not … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

We’ve had our Christmas roast and trimmings on Christmas Eve, and it started snowing about dinner time, so it will be a white Christmas here. Here’s hoping everyone has the very happiest and merriest of Christmases!

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Bill Crider’s Holmes stories

I first became aware of Bill Crider while browsing the mystery section of a large BookStar store in Southern California, finding the cover of one of his books intriguing and buying it. I was buying a lot of books then, … Continue reading

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Bill Crider

If you haven’t already, please read this:¬†https://billcrider.blogspot.com/2017/12/update.html I am terribly saddened, as, I’m sure, will be all of Bill’s many, many friends and acquaintances. Of course we’ll miss the blog, but not nearly as much as the man. Our prayers … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

There is a great deal to be thankful for today, and every day! I’m so thankful to be alive, thankful for my wife, our home and garden, the cat, to be living where we do. It’s a cool, blustery, rainy … Continue reading

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Getting Older

Thursday was my birthday, and a very nice one it was, but I did spend some time thinking about the number of years. My goodness. How did I manage to get so old? When I was a kid, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Timeless – Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar

I know it’s been a long time since I posted anything new here at Tip the Wink, but I had to break my silence after reading this book. Timeless – Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar … Continue reading

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Pause

Lately my energy and productivity are at a low ebb, with heat, health, and other things occupying my mind. So I’ve decided to put the blog on pause for a while.¬†Catch you later.

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H O T !!

It is unusually, awful, nastily, horribly, miserably hot here, in the entire Pacific Northwest, from Seattle down through northern California, and we hates it (as Gollum would say). Three more days in triple digits, then several still in the 90s … Continue reading

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Current Reading: M. C. Beaton, Val McDermid

It’s been hot and will be getting hotter: in the 90s now and 106 expected in a couple of days. I really hate this kind of heat, and it drains all the energy out of me. I don’t even feel … Continue reading

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