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Traveling and Research

Traveling to Cambodia was part, see the family and part soak up the spirit of the country. Cambodia this time of the year is hot as can be but when we arrived it was the beginning of the Rainy Season. Mornings, the sun would rise but by afternoon it was clouded up and some days the heavens opened up and with wind and rain, the country in places got a great soaking. At the beginning of rainy season it rains just...

Good Morning from Caldwell Harbor Maine

[caption id="attachment_1254" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Fog Coming to Caldwell Harbor, Mount Battie and the public library Fog Coming to Caldwell Harbor, Mount Battie and the public library[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1253" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Cone flowers in a witch's garden Cone flowers in a witch's garden[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1252" align="aligncenter" width="225"]fresh Maine Blueberries that went into Emma Brewster's blueberry muffins fresh Maine Blueberries that went...

Where I get my names for characters

Some times it's from osmosis... sometimes I pull it from the real world, like mentioning a great uncle of mine, or I pull it from my genealogy. Case in point with Emma Brewster. I saw a review for Emma Brewster and the woman was bent out of shape about the fact that I used a real name... actually I am not only descended from the Brewsters, but the Putnam's, the Carver family (my maiden name) and Bronson. I can trace myself...