I’m happily retired, and my time is my own. So I’m free to pursue my two favorite activities, reading and photography.

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I enjoy photography, especially of birds. Here I share a few of my favorite photos, as well as notes as to what went well and what didn’t with my (hopefully improving) photographic skills. You are free to use my photos, but please include attribution, “photo by Sylvia Rappenecker”, as shown in the image metadata. Click on the photo to see it at a larger size in a new window; close the window to keep reading.

My bookshelves are full of Science and Science Fiction, with a healthy smattering of Magical Realism and Mystery/Thriller. I try to provide reviews of many of my books; those reviews are on  Goodreads, as well as Amazon. I recognize that a thoughtful review is one of the most tangible forms of support one can give to an author (aside from purchasing their book!), and I’m very willing to review books both in their final, and draft stages.