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The Catmage Chronicles
It's been hundreds of years since the Darkness last surfaced, a grim time when both humans and Catmages lost their lives. But now the Wild Ones work with humans again, and thirteen-year-old Andy Cohen gets the surprise of his life when a talking cat shows up in his front yard. Goldeneyes, a powerful Catmage, needs Andy’s help. In the exciting first installment of this new series, Meryl Yourish takes the reader into a world of magical cats, dark powers, and a boy who finds himself entangled in their war.
Category Archives: American Scene
Reading about the reactions to Obamacare falling under its own weight leads me to this thought: Icarus has flown too close to the sun, and the wax holding together his wings is melting.
Happy Veterans Day! Here’s a link to some deals for veterans at various local and nationwide chains. Now I’m going to get back to work. I work for a company with a large number of veterans. The place is a … Continue reading
Yeah, but watch out for the knife in the back: Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom says everyone wants to hug Israel now that it’s going to be a natural gas exporter. See title. I know that the rules of the … Continue reading
Of course the Obama administration won’t take the blame for screwing up the ACA website. They had three and a half years to get this thing ready, and they chose instead to choose a non-bid contractor, hide any rate information … Continue reading
If only: Israeli and Palestinian women meet in Tel Aviv to promote peace between their people. The kicker: They include people from both sides who have lost family members in the conflict. Two hundred Palestinians is a pretty high number … Continue reading
Spying and lying: Israel caught an Iranian spy. It’s a huge thing, but look at the way NBC downplays Israel’s authenticity by using the weasel words “alleges” and “was said to be”. This, on an article that shows the pictures … Continue reading
Oh, now they’re just mocking Obama: Bashar al-Assad is bragging to Lebanese newspapers that he can “blind” Israel. But that’s not the object of mockery. This is: “We have 1000 tons of chemical weapons that were initially a burden for … Continue reading
Well, I survived oral surgery, and best of all, so did my tooth, but my brain is mushy from yesterday’s painkillers. Also, my typing sucks. But you won’t notice that. And yet, they’ll still make this a gun control issue: … Continue reading
Today is not going to be a happy day. Oral surgery. Ugh. I bet it was pretty smelly: A Daily News reporter reflects on the smelliness and futility that was Occupy Wall Street, which is apparently two years old today. … Continue reading
This is what passes for analysis in National Geographic, a magazine that is supposed to be fact-based. In an article about the current flooding in Colorado, we read: Drought tends to harden the soil, she said. When rains do come, … Continue reading