China: Bell and Drum Towers with Tea: March 2016

I hope that everyone has adjusted well to the time change. Happy Pie Day! Let us travel back to the beauty of China. After the a final ride in the rickshaws we visited the bell and drum towers. These towers signaled the open and closing of the city gates at one point in Beijing’s history.

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Paperback Perils: The City of Brass

Title: The City of Brass Author: S.A. Chakraborty Publication Date: 2017 Publishing House: HarperCollins Publishers Add this book to your to read list. Chakraborty does an excellent job of creating an enthralling world and complex characters. I read this book in about three days, could not put it down. I will warn you though, this

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Flash Fiction: Faerie Stories

I don’t have much experience writing flash fiction but I was inspired by fellow blogger, KaylaAnn, to try my hand at writing some. I hope that you enjoy the story. ************ Cities weren’t meant to contain these horrors. Beneath the building is the foundation of civilization and in the tall towers technology reigns supreme. Monsters

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Weekend Wanderings: Amarillo, TX Roadside Attractions

I went to college in the Texas panhandle. The Amarillo area has a bit of interesting art work around it. I find these pieces of art to be intriguing and they add a bit of color to the area. Tex Randall – Canyon, TX Tex Randall stands overlooking highway 60. He was built in 1959

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China: Rickshaw and Hutongs: March 2016

Our second day in Beijing was spent at the Forbidden City, where the emperors of China once lived. I have actually posted this story already and you can read it here. Also, if you have any interest in learning more about the Forbidden City check out the movie The Last Emperor. This review of the

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Fiction: Wishes in the City

I wrote this for a writing contest. Unfortunately, I didn’t win but it is still a fun read. It is a bit long but I’ll love feed back if you are willing. ************ My ancestors met when cultures clashed, European Faeries and Arabian Djinn. Here I am, a mongrel mix of magics with a splash

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China: Jade Shop and The Ming Tombs: March 2016

Our first afternoon in China was busier than our first morning if you can believe it. From The Great Wall we headed to a jade shop and restaurant. I learned quickly that many of the places we ate at served the platters of food on a lazy susan on the middle of the table. I

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Paperback Perils: The Wise Man’s Fear

Title: The Wise Man’s Fear Author: Patrick Rothfuss Publication Date: 2011 Publishing House: Daw Books, INC. It has been a while since I posted about this series but I have finished book two of the Kingkiller Chronicle. And now I wait impatiently for Rothfuss to release the final book in the series. The fact that

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