A Modest Proposal to Improve World Sanity

- by Patricia McLinn

This is a serious proposal. I propose that one day a month be designated as worldwide Update Day.  On that day, every software for every program for every gadget will do their updates for the month. This includes operating systems, internet providers, web browsers, apps, mobile phone networks, cable systems, firewalls, spyware protectors, adware protectors, […]

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Sugar Cookies and Books

- by Patricia McLinn

Books are like sugar cookie dough. I had that blinding insight last week while making cutout cookies with my family. Sugar cookie dough isn’t all that complicated.  Flour, butter, sugar, plus some odds and ends, and there you have it. Rather like plot, characters and action, along with a few twists. The quality of the […]

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Writing heresy

- by Patricia McLinn

This is a tale of two books. These two were not the best and worst of books, but rather two books that each received outstanding reviews. Each was billed as suspense, and shelved with mysteries. Each was written by a well-known author. I can be a cranky reader, but both authors displayed writing skill that […]

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The Name Fits

- by Patricia McLinn

A friend Tweeted recently, saying “illegal downloaders/pirates SUCK. That is all.” I absolutely agree with the first sentiment. And, sure, the Tweeter meant “That is all” as a sign-off, but in its other sense, it’s not all. Not anywhere close to being all. A blog I posted here in January  about trying to pull the […]

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