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TILTING AT WINDMILLS: David Copperfield's History of Magic

David Copperfield makes me cry. This has happened twice. Over 25 years ago, I was writing a novel about the mayor ..

Tilting at Windmills: The Naming Cup

Hello. My name is Archibald Cherish. And therein lies a story. It began, I suppose, as all stories do, on ..


This is a tale about a man who did things to time that were more or less impossible, but nonetheless ..

Ode to Re-Gifting

I have this pair of mittens (Well, in actual fact, it’s four) That I’ve received as gifts so far And soon, I’ll get ..

Tilting at Windmills: Oh…My Word!

It’s pretty easy to tell when I’m working on a book, because I become happily obsessed with words. They circle ..

Tilting at Windmills: The Cow Who Thought She Was a Horse - Encore

Had she been given a choice, Mabel the Cow would have preferred a different name. In her heart of hearts, ..

Tilting at Windmills: Ennui and the Elf: Encore

Once upon a time, there was a little, mischievous elf. His hair was sliver-blond, his eyes were silver-blue and his ..

Tilting at Windmills – Picture This: Encore

The sentiments I expressed years ago in this column are just as relevant today. So, please, put your digital ..

Tilting at Windmills: Becoming (and Staying) a Writer

I recently finished writing a novel. It is an arson mystery called DOE EYES, and I like it a lot. ..

Tilting at Windmills: In Flanders Field…

When I was but a lass and my family got together at Thanksgiving, I was always surprised that before we ..

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