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Friday Cocktail: Elderflower Sour

22 May 2020 • Martinis

As the temperatures warm up this Spring, cool off with a refreshing Elderflower Sour. This is a perfect cocktail for warm weather moments. And it doesn’t have to be a particularly sour one either. More on that later. This is a relatively newer cocktail. Most certainly post-2000 in creation. It likely dates to around 2007… Read More ›

News »

CNY Literary Festival 2019

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The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is hosting its 2nd CNY Literary Festival, featuring more than 30 local authors from the Central New York area. The event is for all ages with authors of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and children’s books. On Friday, October 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, the Library is hosting a reception… Read More ›

Mystery »

15 Years of Mysteries: Part Seven

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Welcome to Part Seven of 15 Years of Mysteries! 2010 was the dawn of a new decade and the lucky 7th year of the Mystery Book Club. A few ideas to breathe new life into the discussion group were beginning to percolate with the idea of theming mysteries. January 2010 selection Murder on K Street… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail: Elderflower Sour

As the temperatures warm up this Spring, cool off with a refreshing Elderflower Sour. This is a perfect cocktail for warm weather moments. And it doesn’t have to be a particularly sour one either. More on that later. This is a relatively newer cocktail. Most certainly post-2000 in creation. It likely dates to around 2007… Read More ›

Fantasy »

By Its Cover: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

A woman holds up a glowing martini glass in front of a green-lit bar. The mix of light and shadow draw the eye, but it’s the subject matter that piques interest: a novel of magic and mixology. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge is, according to the book blurb, an urban fantasy that “blends alcohol… Read More ›

Stories »

Just One More Day

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I suppose it’s impertinent to post photos (and stories) about one’s pets, expecting anonymous others to care as much as the pet’s owner, or thinking they’ll be moved by what they see or read. But pet lovers understand, and there is a catharsis in sharing. So here’s my tale. My little Pekingese Ming-Lee passed away… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 67

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It’s summer! What better time for catching up on some reading and writing? Whether indoors or outdoors, it’s sometimes a challenge to think up what to write. Why not spend some time by the water, enjoy a drink or two, and delve into your latest story or chapter. Perhaps this image might motivate you. Consider… Read More ›

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