Category Archives: Genealogy

Good Yule . . . (and Happy Holidaze)

Good Yule (and Happy Holidaze)  December 21, 2014 This darkest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere) reminds us that we have many brighter days to come. ♩ ♫ ♩ Good Yule . . . and may you have … Continue reading

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Thank You, Ann Rule, for Dissing Me 4 Years Ago

Today marks the fourth anniversary of true-crime writer Ann Rule’s lawyer dismissing as “de minimis” my objections to the numerous errors in Rule’s account of my parents’ deaths aboard their sailboat Spellbound. Never mind that a number of these critical … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Laughs, Sadness, and a Few Skeletons

The opening scene (as I recall) of the movie How the West Was Won  depicts a farmer standing at a well, reeling in a rope. A bucket emerges from the well, and the man snorts in disgust when he sees … Continue reading

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