Friday, September 2, 2016

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, Into the Fall We Go

After a really hot summer, I hope that we get some moderate or actually, good, Fall weather. My writing seems to have stalled a little. I hope to pick up the pace now.

Edie Malone needs another outing and so she may get herself involved in trying to help her best friend's brother.  How this will turn out I am not sure.

I have been thinking about her Aunt Rose, who also has a nosy streak - it runs in the family? She seems to turn up every once in a while and won't go away. You'd think at her age she would trim her roses and stay out of trouble, wouldn't you?

I've been watching a couple of "International Mysteries" we got at our library. One was set in Denmark and one in Germany. I found the setting really fascinating. They were in Danish and Icelandic plus Swedish and Norwegian and for the other, in German, all with subtitles. Interesting to hear those languages spoken. In college, I took classes in Latin and Spanish. In high school, French, so most of my exposure to foreign languages was in Romance languages. I tried to take Russian but since it was the Cold War era, those classes were filled up. Not that this has anything to do with anything, particularly, but from a writer's point of view, looking at different things, or things differently, is always good.

Then, I went back in time and read Dorothy Sayer's "Gaudy Night" which always makes me wish I had gone to Oxford University. But old Hunter College wasn't so bad, after all. It had its moments and of course, it is located in one of the great cities of the world.

And so it goes. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. (A storm is approaching again!)

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