Author Archives: Taminar

About Taminar

When I grow up, I want to make movies and write books. Now in my 50s, I wonder if I'll ever really accomplish the dreams of my youth. I have made two short films, one for a college film-making class, the other for an MTV-sponsored contest. I have written short plays that have been produced, and a few short stories and reviews that have been published. I also perform and direct for community theatre. My working life has included stints in local TV news, public relations, retail management and cashier, and for a couple of years, I made the rides go at Walt Disney World. I have two cats and a husband.

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Textile

This prompt reminded me of what got me hooked on genealogy seven years ago. I saw #TartanDay trending on Twitter and I had an hour to kill, so I thought I’d trace my Scottish ancestry. Yeah, I’m still looking for … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Food & Drink

When I think of my mom, Zenova Cook Hahn, I often remember her as she was when I was growing up, in the 1970s and ’80s. Back then, she almost always kept a glass of tea handy. When I say … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Social

Today, many of us use social media to share details about our lives – celebrations, announcements, tragedies, or even just a good joke. A hundred years ago, newspapers provided social media. I must admit, I never thought I’d find my … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Document

I envy people whose ancestors saved pages and pages of letters and diaries documenting their lives and their associations with others. As my mom and I go through old papers and scrapbooks, I find that I do have a few … Continue reading

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The Tough-As-Nails Regency Heroine Returns

Fortunately for me, I was able to start reading book two of the Olivia Featherstone Regency Adventures series right after I finished reading book one. “A Perilous Liaison” picks up right where “An Intriguing Deception” left off, and that was … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Negatives

I’m sure that tucked into photo envelopes here and there throughout my house and my mom’s, we have negatives that need to be scanned and preserved before they’re any more scratched and damaged than they probably already are. That’s not … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: How Do You Spell That?

This prompt (from Amy Johnson Crow’s #52Ancestors Challenge) immediately conjured up several thoughts. Typing it, I remembered the old riddle: Railroad crossing, look out for the cars. Can you spell that without any Rs?* I’m also reminded of people chuckling … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Check It Out

Faithful readers, I’ve told you before that my mother instilled in me a love of books and reading. It’s one of the best gifts a parent can give a child, I think. This week’s #52Ancestors prompt got me thinking about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Physician’s Dilemma

K. Lyn Smith became one of my favorite authors when I read the first book in this series, “The Astronomer’s Obsession.” Smith’s newest tale, “The Physician’s Dilemma” is similar in all the best ways. The heroine, Charlotte Grace, has worked … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Sisters

When I read this prompt from Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, I thought of a few ancestors who had sisters, but my mind kept going back to a cousin I doubt that I ever met. I … Continue reading

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