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In the meantime, while you're here, pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of coffee or a cuppa tea, have a piece of pie and always feel free to speak your mind, and your heart, here at Meanderings and Muses.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lefty Award Winners - 2017



The Lefty awards have been announced at the Left Coast Crime banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. 

My congratulations to all!


Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
* Ellen Byron, Body on the Bayou (Crooked Lane Books)


Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel
(Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960
* Catriona McPherson, The Reek of Red Herrings (Minotaur Books)


Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
* Alexia Gordon, Murder in G Major (Henery Press)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories)
* Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning (Minotaur Books)


The Left Coast Crime Convention is an annual event sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. Usually held in the western half of North America, LCC’s intent is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests. Lefty Awards have been given since 1996.



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday - Puppy Kindergarten!



Thursday evenings are Puppy Kindergarten evenings.

But before kindergarten, we always need to pop into The Pet Place to say "hey!" to friends and buy a few treats.

Tonight we had a fun visit with friends Darcy & Vera Kwong and their cute mom, Amber Dollyhigh Kwong.











You never know who you might run into here!






















Lookie!  It's my pal Dozier!









Time to quit partying and go to class . . . 












I'm tired now . . . 



Let's go home.





W. T. F.




Meals on Wheels? for real? Now they want to stop funding Meals on Wheels.  I am SO confused by these hateful people. Let's destroy the planet. Let's let crazy people have access to guns. Let's rip apart families to make sure we keep people who are "different" out of the USA. Let's make health insurance so expensive that we're going to end up a nation of sick homeless people (unless, of course, you're sure you or your partner is never going to get sick and lose your home because you can't pay the medical bills). Let's call the cops to charge into bathrooms in the once great state of North Carolina to pull a woman out of a stall for being mistakenly identified as "maybe not really a woman." Take all funding away from the arts - who needs 'em, right?! Just like children - ALL children - don't need or deserve a hot lunch - THIS after insisting every baby MUST be born. What the ever lovin' fuck has happened to this country? Do not DO NOT tell me these are the same people who want God "back in our country." They're money grabbing hypocrites bowing to a pussy grabbing crazy man who bows to nothing but The Dollar.  

Monday, March 13, 2017