Monthly Archives: April 2012

Update on The Girls – 2012 – #18: Buying the Kids Off with Dora

Several colleagues at work have young kids who are just a bit older than are our two girls. They strongly recommended that we buy one of the in-car DVD players for trips. So, we are now buying our kids off … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith

Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith Copyright 2002 Berkley Books 433 pages Rating: 5.5/10 Summary: Graysmith follows his 1986 book Zodiac with Zodiac Unmasked, in which he purports to reveal the identity of the killer. Unmasked is an entertaining book, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lone Patriot by Jane Kramer

Lone Patriot: The Short Career of an American Militiaman by Jane Kramer Copyright 2002 Pantheon Books 257 pages Rating: 4/10 Summary: Kramer takes a look at Washington State Militia leader John Pitner. The subject has potential, but Kramer’s elitism and … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls – 2012 – #17 – Friday Errands with The Girls

Friday we went to Dirt Cheap which is a “deep, deep discount” store of things that appear to have been returned or fallen off a truck or something… E (29 months) had the best time in the store. They had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton

Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton Copyright 2011 Minotaur Books / Thomas Dunne 294 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: Author Steve Hamilton’s Alex McKnight is back in another strong novel. Though Misery Bay isn’t fine literature, it is great entertainment for those … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls – 2012 – #16 – Mommy Stinks!

We had a lively weekend with The Girls out at Orange Beach, Alabama. Here are a few highlights…   Saturday, we felt that The Girls needed a break, so we took them over to the Kids Park at the Orange Beach … Continue reading

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Book Review: With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge

With the Old Breed (at Peleliu and Okinawa) by E.B. Sledge Copyright 1981 Presidio Press 315 pages Rating: 6.5/10 Summary: Sledge  provides graphic detail on his experiences as a World War II Marine. The book generally draws raves from online … Continue reading

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Book Review: Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester

Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester Copyright 1979 Little, Brown and Company 394 pages Rating: 7.5/10 (This one is very difficult to rate, for reasons that I explain below). Summary: In 1978, thirty-three years had passed since William Manchester’s service as … Continue reading

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Update on The Girls – 2012 – #15: Baboon! Baboon!

Quite a bit has been happening with The Girls. Here’s a long update… We had Easter with The Girls today. The MojoWoman is much more intrepid than am I and she suggested that we have Easter brunch out on our … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cool World by Warren Miller

The Cool World by Warren Miller Copyright 1959 Crest 160 pages Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: The Cool World is fiction exploring the life of Harlem gang leader Duke Custis. The book is exciting, short, and easy to read. However, the plot … Continue reading

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