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Great loves

February is a month when we turn to great loves, in our lives, in cinema, in novels, in history....

 

Three winters

Three winter stories could not be more different. I suppose just as each winter, year by year, is...

 

Possibilities

It is a brand new year, so how about exploring brand new worlds? The first book to be reviewed in...

 

It starts small

A cozy mystery is crime fiction where sex and violence are downplayed with humor and...

 

Holiday Cozy

December can be frightful...frightfully busy. Holiday preparations, social engagements, baking. I...

 

A ghost story for December? Definitely!

A ghost story for a December book review? As said by my Scandinavian relatives, “Ya sure ya...

 

We give thanks…

Here we are in November. Seasons have changed. Leaves are falling and blowing from our yards to our...

 

Prehistorical

This month of November, when we give thanks for the blessings in our current lives and celebrate...

 

Scary Bumps in the Night

At the end of the last book review I promised you “bumps in the night,” completely thinking I...

 

Turning over a new leaf

Tastes in books are very diverse from person to person. Some people want everything to end nice and...

 

Shall we go gothic?

No GPS. No smartphones. No internet. Yet they managed to get around, keep in touch and gather...

 

Living stones

If you are of a certain age, you might remember Pet Rocks. They were marketed in the 1970’s,...

 

Our A B Cs

Have you ever heard of a literary lipogram? It is a piece of writing, usually poetry, in which the...

 

Man's best friend

In my opinion, dogs absolutely are man’s best friend, but I’m not sure that we humans deserve...

 

Tehachapi through the lens

Thanks to Courtney Gail for sending The Loop this beautiful and vibrant photo. Courtney is the...

 

Tehachapi through the lens

Tehachapi bursts with color in these photos from local photographer Israel Vera. Keep inspiring us...

 

Cats, cats and more cats...

Cats, cats and more cats. In fact, a million of them are in the story "Millions of Cats" written...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    July 6, 2019

A grandma summer

For this review I will start with a true story. Years ago I came across the picture book “Grandma...

 

A great short story

A great short story dangles a mood or theme, like bait. It immediately catches the eye and the...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    June 8, 2019

Wedded bliss

Traditionally, June is wedding month. Probably because the school year ends, vacations start,...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    May 25, 2019

A bees' life

What is it with bees? They are small, fluffy and soft close up. They do a great job of flitting back...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    May 11, 2019

The TALE: Tehachapi Art, Literature and Entertainment

These beautiful photos were submitted by 23-year-old Rodolfo Gonzales. Rodolfo, who goes by Rudy,...

 
 By Midge Lyndee    Community    May 11, 2019

I remember mama

As we go to press this week, people are preparing to celebrate their mothers. Flowers, candies,...

 

Spring Showers Bring May Flowers

Rachel Siegfried created a flower farm in 2008. She grows seasonal flowers and arranges them for...

 

Dive into the work of Alexander McCall Smith

What I like most about Alexander McCall Smith is how comfortable I am with his main characters. It...

 

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