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Accidentally International

We like to have music playing in the background at my office. However, with five people sharing one room, it can sometimes be difficult to find music that doesn’t annoy one of us or that we haven’t heard repeatedly over the week. Last week, one of my colleagues told Alexa to play an easy listening radio […]

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The Life of a Spy

A while back I was listening to the Kobo Writing Life podcast and they interviewed author Ben Macintyre about his non-fiction book The Spy and the Traitor. The book tells the story of KGB officer Oleg Gordievsky who became a double agent for MI6. I found the interview with Macintyre so fascinating that I immediately put […]

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Old Books

Lately, I’ve been rereading books by Mary Stewart. Many of the hardbacks I have are from the 1950s and 1960s and are getting a bit fragile. This is how my copy of Nine Coaches Waiting looked after I pulled the drooping binding together.I ended up having to tape the spine to the back cover to make […]

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March Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The March edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, March 7th. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up in your spam or junk mail, you can […]

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Andros Island

The above photo is of Andros, Greece. Nope, I had no idea there was an Andros Island when I gave Niko and Rafe their last name. The only reason I found out about it is because at the day job I use a Windows computer. Windows 10 has this lovely feature where it shows you scenic […]

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The Alarmed Office

This sign is on the door to the office I work at:Every time I see it, I wonder what’s happened to make our office so nervous. LOL I think that we should put a photo of Edward Munch’s The Scream on the door instead. Or at least an emoji version:Or, for days that aren’t as alarming, […]

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