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The overall title we’ve given our blog is from Latin, for “as it pleases” or “at one’s pleasure.  It is inspired by “The Qwill Pen”, a fictional, local newspaper column found in our favorite series of mystery novels. 

Ad Libitum

Expecting fish, but turtles show up

Expecting fish, but turtles show up

Turtle sunning itself out by our pond. We seem to have our own private "Turtletopia". Our pond is swarming with a variety of turtles. I love watching them and trying to discover more about them. Up to now, I've only rarely seen one outside a pet shop or someone's...

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A Harmonious Relationship

A Harmonious Relationship

I get a huge kick out of the quirky behavior of my dog Lucky and her sidekick Ramses.  Both pets are hard luck stories.  Lucky, came to us many years ago. Found abandoned in the woods, emaciated and suffering from a wicked case of mange.  We thought she had no hope...

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Back to My Lilian Jackson Braun Addiction

Back to My Lilian Jackson Braun Addiction

I mentioned in my last post I've changed jobs.  There's been a lot of stress with that.  Not really a bad kind of stress (is there really such a thing as good stress?) but just stress from a stuffed schedule, logistical matters, that kind of thing.  I have a 17 year...

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It’s a Cold World

It’s a Cold World

It’s a cold world. At least it is around here right now. I’m in the south, specifically Alabaster, Alabama and it just doesn’t get mentionably cold very often in this part of the country. This year has been exceptional in that we have had several instances of snow and frigid temperatures.

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