My Deal Me In deck turned up clubs this week, and clubs means Chekhov. Yay!!! The story wasn’t ghastly for once, although he does ghastly like nobody’s business. No, this one was superficially meaningless but actually funny. In Passion Week by Anton Chekhov An eight-year-old…

As a “wicked stepmother” myself, and the loving granddaughter of a “wicked stepmother”, and the loving “wicked stepmother” of a “wicked stepmother”, I can really do without the “wicked” tag. That said, I agree that the stepsisters in Cinderella were pretty snotty. But why? Alice…

This is the last Deal Me In of 2018. A week from today, I begin the 2019 postings. Yes, I’ve decided to continue with the challenge, despite Chekhov. And, yes, I’ll read Chekhov in 2019, despite his frequent ghastliness. Why? Because he writes like an…

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