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The 2017 SinCNE “Murder by the Minute” CT edition

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I read an excerpt from my short story “On Like Donkey Kong,” published this year in FISH OUT OF WATER: A GUPPY ANTHOLOGY for the Connecticut edition of a Sisters in Crime New England event.

Sisters in Crime New England holds a “Murder by the Minute” weekend in which each New England state hosts an event of readings of local authors. Author Steve Liskow, with help from SinCNE CT Board representative Tiger Wiseman, arranged for our program at the Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT.

I also took what I call “the big camera,” a not-new-but-serviceable Nikon D90. Here are some photos:

Some thoughts on voting

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An unexpected encounter in a waiting room opened my mind to some thoughts on how we view the voting process.

I spent part of Election Day 2012 in a hospital waiting room. I’m okay, but doctors monitor my blood once a month to make sure I remain that way. My blood tests aren’t the usual “tap, slap, off ya go” affairs. I have to wait a while for an IV nurse, so I always take a book.

On election day, I sat on the aisle when a little family rolled up. A teenage girl in a wheelchair with her leg in a cast, a boy about 10 years old and a middle-aged woman wearing a Muslim headscarf scanned the area for a spot to sit together.