Monthly Archives: June 2017

20-22 June 2017 – Robert Boice’s Professors as Writers

Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam Simon & Schuster Copyright 2015 261 pages Rating (for pages 1-79, Chapters 1 & 2) – 9 out of 10 A few years ago, I came across a copy of Robert D Putnam’s Bowling Alone in a thrift store. In Bowling Alone, Putnam shows […]

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19-20 June 2017 – Reading Pages 164-261 of Robert D. Putnam’s Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis

Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam Simon & Schuster Copyright 2015 261 pages Rating (for pages 1-79, Chapters 1 & 2) – 9 out of 10 A few years ago, I came across a copy of Robert D Putnam’s Bowling Alone in a thrift store. In Bowling Alone, Putnam shows […]

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 – Reading Pages 80-164 of Robert D. Putnam’s Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis

Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam Simon & Schuster Copyright 2015 261 pages Rating (for pages 1-79, Chapters 1 & 2) – 9 out of 10 A few years ago, I came across a copy of Robert D Putnam’s Bowling Alone in a thrift store. In Bowling Alone, Putnam shows […]

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 – Reading Pages 1-79 of Robert D. Putnam’s Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis

Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam Simon & Schuster Copyright 2015 261 pages Rating (for pages 1-79, Chapters 1 & 2) – 9 out of 10 A few years ago, I came across a copy … Continue reading

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15-17 June 2017 – Reading Fran Zimniuch’s Philadelphia Eagles – Where Have You Gone?

Philadelphia Eagles – Where Have You Gone? by Fran Zimniuch Publisher – Sports Publishing Copyrights 2004, 2015 200 pages Rating – 5.5 out of 10 Way back in the late 1970s, I started watching pro football with my father. One … Continue reading

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The Washington Post on Outlaw Country Inventor Billy Joe Shaver

In my humble opinion, we focus far too much on the world’s huge success stories. Those stories provide a false sense of what life is really like. Far more interesting (at least to me) are the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” stories of those … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 – Reading all of Bill Geist’s Way Off the Road

Way Off the Road – Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small-Town America by Bill Geist Broadway Books Copyright 2007 236 pages Orange Beach, Alabama Monday we made it over to the Orange Beach Public Library. I hadn’t been in a … Continue reading

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