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Missive #86 Published 14 June 2023

I liked this book the better than the previous four in the series. Perhaps I'm just becoming used to Herbert's writing style. He didn't get bogged down in his philosophy and just told a good story.

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Missive #85 Published 11 June 2023

I have finished adding all of the Bulgaria pages from my old homegrown website to WordPress pages. The formatting changed slightly, mostly in how I have shown the pictures, but the text remained unchanged. You can see what I have wrought by going to the hamburger menu and clicking on Bulgaria.

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Missive #84 Published 9 June 2023

I went to Reserve again yesterday morning and had breakfast at Ella's. I then planned on looking around at Jake's General Merchandise but it was closed at 8:00 which the sign on the door claimed to be the time they opened. I'll try them again next week after I go to the Post Office that opens at 8:30.

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Missive #83 Published 7 June 2023

On Valentine’s Day, four members of the Coverdale family were murdered in the space of fifteen minutes. Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them one by one in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When the police arrest Miss Parchman two weeks later, they discover a second tragedy: the key to the Valentine’s Day massacre, a private humiliation Eunice Parchman has guarded all her life.

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Missive #82 Published 4 June 2023

This is the first book in a trilogy which I'll read. Then decide if I want to read any of the other works by this author. She is British so there is some British English that may be off putting to some readers but I've become accustom to the 'language'. It is a good read and I recommend it.

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Missive #81 Published 2 June 2023

Yesterday was a travel day again. It was over a route that I have driven a number of times before with just a slight detour. That was in Safford, AZ where I stopped for breakfast at Jerry’s and then went a couple blocks to Safeway. The drive was 202 miles on this route: US191, I-10/US191 (21 miles), US191, US70, US70/US191, US191, AZ78, NM78, US180 & NM12.

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Missive #80 Published 30 May 2023

It has taken 70 years for Vonnegut's dystopia to come to pass — almost. Today in the United States all those machines have been moved to some other country where they still require human labor but it is cheaper. For those jobs that can't be sent out of the country the plan seems to be to allow cheap labor to come into the country. A very good book, I'll be reading more of his novels.

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Missive #79 Published 28 May 2023

My efforts to find some way to transition WordPress Pages other than the tried a true button and link method have concluded. I did find a plugin that did what I wanted somewhat but it also killed my Responsive Menu. It also was just lipstick on a pig; it took just as long for the page being moved to open as when using the link method.

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Missive #78 Published 26 May 2023

The author received high marks from The New York Times but did not score as well with goodreads.com reviewers. There were some that thought it was great and some that thought she didn’t write the all encompassing business book that she should. The book is about ‘people’ and how globalization has destroyed their lives. It is also about John Bassett III and his family but that was about people as well. I liked the book and recommend it.

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Missive #77 Published 24 May 2023

This is a much better book than what Dos Passos produced in his early career. It may be a collection of prior articles but they fit together to make his point. It is also a mild mea culpa regarding his early support of socialism and communism .

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