Monthly Archives: February 2012

Book Review: Hardman #1 – Atlanta Deathwatch by Ralph Dennis

Hardman #1: Atlanta Deathwatch By Ralph Dennis Popular Library Copyright 1974 191 pages Rating – 7/10 Summary – In Atlanta Deathwatch, Ralph Dennis sets the pattern for the twelve-book Hardman series: flawed characters enmeshed in sex, violence, and greed on … Continue reading

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Update on the Girls – 2012 – #10 – Mardi Gras Fatigue & Baby Steps

Both girls are recovering from Mardi Gras at the beach. Yesterday they slept a lot and were both cranky at times. E – has been asking about parades. Mom tried to explain to her that it will be another year … Continue reading

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Good Article – Lagniappe on Mobile County Schools’ Blackboard Jungle

Ever seen the old film Blackboard Jungle? I haven’t, either. But the shocking (for the 1950s) film was about juvenile delinquents taking over our public schools. According to Mobile’s own Lagniappe, Mobile County has its own Blackboard Jungle. Their excellent cover … Continue reading

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Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade – Orange Beach, Alabama (February 21, 2012)

Fat Tuesday in Orange Beach This was it, Fat Tuesday. People began arriving hours before the 2:00 p.m. parade and many brought smokers, food, and footballs. I saw one bunch with a Rebel flag that had an upside down picture … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Parades – Mystics of Pleasure in Orange Beach, Alabama (February 19, 2012)

Bad Behavior in the Dunes The 2012 Mystics of Pleasure (MOP) parade in Orange Beach didn’t get off to a promising start. First, wicked weather Saturday forced the MOPs to postpone until Sunday. For my family, the Sunday start was … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Lambert’s Cafe in Foley, Alabama

Summary – Food 6/10 – Coronary on a plate – Lambert’s offers fairly standard “country cooking” – lots of grease and calories with very generous portions. Service 10/10 – There was a huge crowd, but our waiter was seldom far … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Mystic Stripers’ 2012 Ball

Regulars at Stripers A friend’s family is big in the Mystic Stripers Society, one of Mobile’s venerable mystic societies. Thursday night, for the 5th time since 2007, I attended the Stripers’ Ball. For those who have never been to a … Continue reading

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