Tag Archives: T. B. Markinson

Making New Memories

One of my favorite places in Massachusetts is Concord. Not only is the downtown area so quaint, with fun shops, but the city oozes with history. Whenever I get a chance, I visit, but during Covid, this wasn’t really possible. … Continue reading

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Yes, I Really am a Moron

One of the most popular questions I get asked is: Where do you get your ideas from? I think some want to hear about how I have access to a magic fountain where ideas freely flow, and after I make … Continue reading

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I’m No Longer in Control of My Life

For well over a year, many of my friends and the better half have encouraged me to adopt a cat. I’m a pet person. Always have been. However, when my cat died in 2018 (after losing my dog in 2016), … Continue reading

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The Spark for Heart of Ice

I need to confess something. I frigging love cemeteries. The old, beautiful ones that date back well over a hundred years. When I lived in London, I would stroll through Brompton Cemetery to let my mind wander. It’s a very … Continue reading

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The Wedding Speech I Don’t Remember

Many, many years ago, I was maid of honor for my best friend’s wedding. I’d never been the maid of honor before, and I think it took some time for it to sink in that I would have to give … Continue reading

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Is This Your Forever Home?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is where I get my ideas from. My answer is always disappointing to some, because I get them from everywhere, all of the time. There’s no special sauce, which I think … Continue reading

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The things I do for work

I’m not adventurous when it comes to food. There are two types of food I usually despise: vegetables and seafood. Having said that, I should mention I do try things when traveling, but it’s rare for me to say, “Oh, … Continue reading

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So far 2020 has been hit or miss

I’m the type who likes to set ambitious goals. Really ambitious. I do this for two reasons: to push myself to achieve more and, clearly, I’m insane and enjoy punishing myself. To help keep me motivated, I’ve decided to share … Continue reading

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The London Book Fair

The first time I attended The London Book Fair was way back in 2012. And I found it completely by happenstance. At the time, I lived in Earl’s Court and I would take my dog Miles (who sadly passed a … Continue reading

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