Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Various & Sundry 01

It’s been a long time since I posted, and a lot has been happening, to me, to the country. First, Covid, over 400,000 dead so far and climbing. I’m staying in, isolated, home, masked when outside anywhere for anything. You’d … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Hollidays to All!

It’s cold and rainy here in Portland, but a yummy breakfast is in the oven and gifts ready to unwrap await. We hope everyone who reads this has a wonderful day!

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Wednesday Short Stories

“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” by Arthur Conan Doyle from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, this is one of the best known Christmas mystery stories extant. I’ve read it countless times and still love it. It’s the story of … Continue reading

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Report from 55th Place

I keep trying to get a decently written and formatted post up, but the idiot WordPress block formatting leaves me frustrated and disgusted. So, single paragraph, no image posts seem to be the best I can manage. REPORT: Weather here … Continue reading

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Happy December!

I am still not feeling like posting, though I am not sure just why, just a lack of energy. I’m not reading much, and not much else is going on here. I watched some football, worked briefly in the garden … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ll be off the blog until December, just relaxing and enjoying Thanksgiving, so I’ll see everyone next month. Stay good!

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Wednesday Short Stories from Three Collections / Anthologies

Here are the three short story collections / anthologies I’m working on right now. At some point – probably pretty soon – I’ll take a break to read a novel. from The Thinking Machine: Fifty Novelettes and Short Stories: by … Continue reading

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We’ve had a lot of rain in the past week, with more expected every day for at least another. That’s good, we need it, and the snowpack that’s being dropped in the mountains, which provides the water in the Summer … Continue reading

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Forgotten stories: That’s a LOT of stories & pages!

I was looking at some of the anthologies I have on hand in the To Be Read area, and was impressed by the fact that they are so thick. Why am I posting this under the Forgotten Books category? Because … Continue reading

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Wednesday short story: “Crooked Souls” by Dashiell Hammett

Story from THE CONTINENTAL OP: THE COMPLETE CASE FILES, (Kindle ebook edition)“Crooked Souls” first appeared in Black Mask, October 1, 1923 Harvey Gatewood’s daughter has been kidnapped, and the Op has been assigned to the case. After wading through Gatewood’s … Continue reading

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