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Tilting at Windmills: Night of the Fireflies

If you are lucky enough to have a front porch where you can plop down on a chair after a ..

Tilting at windmills: Men

I have always admired men. When in my teens, I was attracted to – we’re talking classic movie stars from the ..

Tilting at Windmills: Time in a Bottle

It is beyond my comprehension how, after many years of marriage, vast reservoirs of personal memories can gush forth when ..

Tilting at Windmills: The One That Got Away - Encore

One day after I had been investigating fires for about a year, I was standing outside a private residence in ..

Tilting at Windmills: Mrs. Pomfrey’s Elderberry Wine

If only Grover hadn’t been such a competent detective. If only we hadn’t gone to the Pomfreys’ house that first ..

Tilting at Windmills: Death of a Violinist

I would not describe myself as a tough man. Left to my own devices I would rather grow cucumbers than ..

Tilting at Windmills: The Nap

Although I’ve never felt like having an illicit love affair, stealing cars, or embezzling money, the temptation to sneak off ..

Tilting at Windmills: Mom’s Geraniums - Encore

I am not sure why my mother’s geraniums popped into my head last night. But they did. Gigantic, blindingly red ..

Tilting at Windmills: The Four Rebeccas

Okay. Here is my arbitrary and capricious stab at literary analysis. It all started with a trip to my post ..

Tilting at Windmills: Star Quality

From an early age, Venetia Ruskin, the only child of Mitzi and Orin Ruskin, knew that when she grew up, ..

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