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A new excerpt from Adam’s Stepsons is now available. Thanks are due to Cindy Harris, who kindly allowed me to post information about the book on her blog, Cindy’s Notebook. (The back cover blurb appears back to back for some reason, but that shouldn’t detract from the excerpt itself!) Check it out! https://blacklilackitty.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/adams-stepsons/
Recently I was interviewed by Literary Titan, who asked for background and philosophical underpinnings of my SF novella Adam’s Stepsons. Check it out! Source: What is Reality?
It’s the final day for the Goodreads Giveaway for Adam’s Stepsons! Enter by 5/17 for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of “a masterful novella”!
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Tag Archives: health care
One aspect of bathrooms in Japan that surprised me at first was the water everywhere around the sink. I mean, everywhere. Not having a habit of waiting for people to wash their hands in public lavatories, I found it a … Continue reading
These past few weeks have reminded me of an old Catholic joke. St. Peter’s at the Pearly Gates, and he’s checking his list of the recently departed when a new soul suddenly arrives without warning. St. Peter glances down at … Continue reading
Click here for STAGE ONE. STAGE TWO START Some time after the dental advice (maybe ten or fifteen minutes), we were called to see the second advice consultant. Sitting down at a small cocktail-size table with my daughter in a … Continue reading
The first stage of three A few days ago, I took my daughter to a scheduled dental checkup (shika kenshin), sponsored by our local municipal citizen’s welfare department. Like all the other health check ups (at seven months, a year, … Continue reading
(Note: This is the second of two parts. The first described events leading up to my daughter’s hospital stay. The second examines more details of problems with Japanese pediatrics and the public hospital care system. Yes, this story is a … Continue reading
(Note: This is the first of two parts. The first will describe events leading up to my daughter’s hospital stay. The second will examine more details of problems with Japanese pediatrics and public hospital care system. At least from my … Continue reading