Author Archives: maryjorabe

About maryjorabe

retired librarian, science fiction fan and writer

My publications

It’s long since time for me to mention the stories that magazines and anthologies have been kind enough to publish in the past months. “Taking Care of Business” is a science fiction story I wrote for Dean Wesley Smith’s “Write … Continue reading

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Book Review Tule Fog Tales, Issue One

Hoping to reactivate my blog, I have another book review to post. I don’t write many reviews, but sometimes I like a book well enough. Tule Fog Tales, Issue One Lyndon Perry’s collection of speculative short stories, published by Tule … Continue reading

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Sodoma: In the Closet of the Vatican. Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy, by Frédéric Martel

I really, really don’t have time to write any book reviews at the moment, but sometimes books are so good that I can’t keep my reaction to myself. This book is excellent; I will remain eternally grateful to my friend … Continue reading

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Mis-Chipped ― Another fantastic read

Again, I really don’t have time to write book reviews at the moment, but sometimes the books are too good, and I can’t stop myself. “Mis-Chipped”, the number six in the delightful series of Doodle mysteries, successor to Susan J. … Continue reading

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Dr. Christian Heß: Max Josef Metzger

Ich schreibe nicht viele Buchbesprechungen, weil ich einfach die Zeit dafür nicht nehmen will. Aber manchmal gefällt mir ein Buch so gut, dass ich meine Gedanken doch verbreiten möchte. Also, meine Gedanken zu: Christian Heß: “Ohne Christus, ohne tiefstes Christentum … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, Dr. Bechtold.

There are many wonderful tributes to Dr. Otto Bechtold. for example (all in German): from Father Wolfgang Sauer, http://www.wosauer.de/Gedenken_Otto_Bechtold.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2huHRK3Q9CLWIj0Ex7EdxI_na-dTAzMzFpApvbWIyy6zoO3UX4AdRydpc from the Archdiocese of Freiburg, https://www.ebfr.de/html/aktuell/aktuell_aktuell_u.html?&m=19718&artikel=105212&cataktuell=955 from the Konradsblatt (weekly diocesan magazine of the Archdiocese of Freiburg), https://www.konradsblatt.de/html/aktuell/aktuell_aktuell_u.html?&m=25180&cataktuell=&artikel=105229&stichwort_aktuell=&default=true My thoughts, on … Continue reading

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Denglish, Part 1

Now that I have reanimated my blog and am multi-tasking like crazy (I’ve read that multi-tasking only works for women in their twenties, and that ship has long since sailed, but I can’t resist the temptation), I want to start … Continue reading

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Another great read

Hoping to get back to regular posts soon, I can at least talk about a wonderful middle-grade book that everyone would enjoy. “Ruff-Housed”, the brilliant successor to Susan J. Kroupa’s “Bed-Bugged”, “Out-Sniffed”, “Dognabbed”, and “Bad-Mouthed”, is simply wonderful! Doodle’s humorous … Continue reading

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Two more entertaining books

I still wish I had time for my blog, but since I can’t even squirrel away time for writing letters, e-mails,  or stories, it doesn’t seem realistic to promise that I will be writing much before I finally retire on December 1, … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, Bishop Wolfgang Kirchgässner

Trying to get started on my New Year’s resolutions, among which were taking better care of my blogs, a sad occasion does make me want to find the time to write. Auxiliary Bishop Wolfgang Kirchgässner died on March 25 a … Continue reading

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