Monthly Archives: December 2011

Update on The Girls #15 – Adios, 2011

Well, we’ve come to the end of 2011. As we say every year, where did the time go? I’ll close with one more update on The Girls, but rest assured that more will follow in 2011. I’ve enjoyed blogging and … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls #14 – Double Double Toil & Trouble

Over our coffee in the morning, we often read the local paper. During these times, my wife often tells me that I have to read the comic strip Baby Blues. The strip features a pair of overworked parents who are … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls #13 – Christmas in Auburn, Alabama

We journeyed four hours to my parents’ home for Christmas and it was a great trip. Christmas day in Auburn was dreary – wet and gray – but it was wonderful. My parents – the girls’ Bibi and Pop – … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart

The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart (pen name for George Cockcroft) Harper Collins Copyright 1971 543 pages Rating – 9/10 Summary – The Dice Man is one of the all-time “cult classics” and it lives up to its reputation. In … Continue reading

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Book Review – Manson in His Own Words

Manson in His Own Words: The Shocking Confessions of “The Most Dangerous Man Alive” as told to Nuel Emmons Grove Press Copyright 1986 232 pages Rating – 7/10 Summary – This is Manson’s “as told to” autobiography and it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Cowboy by Jane Kramer

The Last Cowboy by Jane Kramer Pocket Books Copyright 1977 158 pages Rating – 7/10 Summary – In the mid-1970s the New Yorker’s Jane Kramer convinced her editor to let her go to Texas so that she could find out … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls #12 – C’s First Birthday & “Killer Thighs”

C – C’s first birthday was yesterday and we had a big party with her Bibi and Pop (grandparents), friends, and family. It’s difficult to think that we don’t have an infant in the house any longer. C is now … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Human Factor by Graham Greene

The Human Factor by Graham Greene Simon & Schuster Copyright 1978 243 pages Rating – 5/10 Summary – Greene descends into doom and gloom in this novel about espionage among civil servants in London. The novel is well written and … Continue reading

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Update on the Girls #11 – More Time at Orange Beach

With a little down time this week, we headed out to Orange Beach. The Girls had a good time. Here are a few tidbits – C – has been a little quicker to let us know what she’s thinking the … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Wallace: The 1986 Contest for Governor and Political Change in Alabama

After Wallace: The 1986 Contest for Governor and Political Change in Alabama by Patrick R. Cotter and James Glen Stovall University of Alabama Press Copyright 2009 400 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – Two political scientists weigh in on Alabama’s … Continue reading

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