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What Santa Gets For Christmas

Christmas has come and gone, and we're all the phase where we're getting used to our presents. This makes it a great time to consider what Santa's gifts look like: https://tapas.io/episode/1252373

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Geneva Story 2: “The Vampyre”

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, started during a story contest between Shelley and several other writers staying at Lake Geneva.  To celebrate this book, I'm doing a series of blogs about Frankenstein and two other stories that came from this contest. Before Dracula, there was Ruthven. The titular character …

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Geneva Story 1: “A Fragment of a Novel”

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, started during a story contest between Shelley and several other writers staying by Lake Geneva.  To celebrate this book, I'm doing a series of blog articles on Frankenstein and two other stories that came from this contest. "A Fragment of a Novel" is interesting …

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Who’s in the Hot Tub?

If you have a large backyard you have to maintain, you've probably discovered there's a never-ending battle: you versus the animals. You're always trying to take care of the raccoons, squirrels and other animals that keep getting into everything. What would happen if those animals felt like they owned the yard... and whatever's in it? …

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