Nancy Drew – The Case Of The Missing Election

Nancy Drew is a fictional amateur sleuth in the series written for girls after the great success of The Hardy Boys. She lives in the fictional town of River Heights with her father, attorney Carson Drew, and their housekeeper, Hannah Gruen. As a teenager, she spends her time-solving mysteries. Nancy is often described as a … Continue reading Nancy Drew – The Case Of The Missing Election

Commissioner Guido Brunetti Sheds Light On Councilmen Knight and Blackwell

I have traveled to Italy on a wonderful garden tour in Tuscany. To this day I revisit memories that I relish. I’ve researched and used both Lucca and Pienza, my two favorite cities, for locations in my second novel, Facing East. The tour did not include Venice, but I’ve spent hours there through the mystery … Continue reading Commissioner Guido Brunetti Sheds Light On Councilmen Knight and Blackwell

The Eternal Varieties of Councilmen Knight and Blackwell

I have spent some quiet time since the City Council meeting this past Monday wrestling with how to hold the eternal varieties of the discussion over Unity Cemetery. These adjective words describe the situation that night. without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing perpetual; ceaseless; endless:eternal quarreling; eternal chatter. Photographer William Manley and others have … Continue reading The Eternal Varieties of Councilmen Knight and Blackwell

Mercy, Mercy Me – What’s Going On?

Since Usher is my favorite, we have his rendition of Marvin Gaye's song, Mercy, Mercy Me.  I know the song is about the environment, but he kept singing in my ear as I considered writing this post on the impact of crime in Rocky Mount. Click on the song link above, and you will agree that … Continue reading Mercy, Mercy Me – What’s Going On?

Majority Vote and City Manager Strike Again

Once again, we are presented with a fait accompli. I often imagine Mr. Knight, Mr. Blackwell, and the City Manager, staying up all night to come up with things like a revised development agency. You see, we need this. Never mind the plan in the drawer, bought and paid for, forget the kicked to the … Continue reading Majority Vote and City Manager Strike Again

Main Street – Marked With An X And A Bottle Of Rum

Some places speak distinctly. Certain dank gardens cry aloud for a murder; certain old houses demand to be haunted; certain coasts are set apart for shipwrecks.               ~Robert Louis Stevenson I'm sure you remember Treasure Island, an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.  The book influenced our … Continue reading Main Street – Marked With An X And A Bottle Of Rum