ALLIANCE FOR MASTER BRUIN

SUBURBAN TRACKS

A common Russian joke told to guests from other countries is that they can meet in Russia bears as well in big towns but with a balalaika around the shoulder and a bottle of vodka in the paw.

All is just fine for my teddy deep in the forest

This human perspective of the bear and nature has in fact nothing to do with the real bear who likes for instance to snack honey or all kinds of berries. In any case the bear still acts all around us as a virulent archetype in our today’s life and language, so in Germany – when telling a complete false story – this is described by the idiomatic phrase  “jemandem einen Bären aufbinden” meaning literally to fix a bear on somebody’s back.

‘Meister Petz und Reineke Fuchs’, 1752, by Allart van Everdingen
(Illustration in Johann Christoph Gottscheds’  animal epos ‘Reineke der…

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Unclear Purposes Playlist #WIPWednesday

Joan Hall

Hey, everyone. For today’s WIP Wednesday, I’ll share the third and final playlist for the Driscoll Lake Series. For this one, I began selecting songs while still brainstorming the plot. I shared in a post a few months ago, where Lyin’ Eyes inspired the storyline. (You can click here if you’d like to read that post.)

Two or three of these songs are mentioned by name in the book. There’s a scene near the end where Brian’s band plays Tom Petty’s “Refuge” at a local club.

As with the first two books, romance plays a role.

They sat in silence for a while, watching the flames dance in the fireplace. Even with the awkward moment earlier, Christine felt safe. Content. She could get used to this.

“Think you’ll ever marry again?” Vince’s voice was so low she almost didn’t hear him. Even so, she wasn’t sure she’d understood.

“What did…

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The houses of Cuba

Travelling around the world

If you want to travel to Cuba, one of the cheapest way to sleep is renting a room in the cubano´s house. Normally you can find big houses with big rooms and especially very important if they have air conditioning. In this case this house was in Pinar del Rio. They like to paint their houses in different colours, the furniture it is normally old, because of their political conditions they cannot get better facilities.

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