Monthly Archives: June 2018

Finishing William Zinsser’s Spring Training (Pages 124-190)

Friday morning we rode over to Mississippi Gulf Coast to eat some po boys and do some shopping. It was evening before we made it back and later still when we got the kids to bed. Then it was Miller … Continue reading

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Pages 1-123 of William Zinsser’s Spring Training

Back in 1988, baseball fan and writing guru William Zinsser (1922-2015) traveled to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training in Bradenton, Florida. Zinsser’s purposes were to enjoy some baseball and to try to find a new slant on professional baseball. I’m … Continue reading

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Thomas French’s South of Heaven

As a rule, I don’t reread many books. It seems too much like living in the past. But there are a few exceptions to the rule. Back in the mid-1990s, I was in graduate school when I came across a … Continue reading

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Finishing Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves (pages 336-448)

Thursday evening my kids had a friend’s birthday party, so I didn’t get back to Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves until around 10 p.m. I stayed up late reading (with a few beers). Then, Friday morning I … Continue reading

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Pages 195 – 336 of Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves

Wednesday’s sections of the Miki Dora biography dealt with Dora’s middle age. Predictably, the chickens come home to roost. In the late 1960s to early 1980s, Dora spent him time traveling the world to a) search for the perfect surf … Continue reading

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Pages 1- 194 of Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves

Monday I walked down the big hill by my house to the Mobile Public Library. I had my heart set on getting Barbarian Days by William Finnegan. Not only was it checked out, someone had put a hold on it … Continue reading

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Pages 190-231 of Arthur Lyons’ Castles Burning

Monday morning I made a mistake. I looked at some online blogs on Arthur Lyons’ Jacob Asch series. One of the sites that I read contained a spoiler, which put a major damper on the last 40 pages of Castles … Continue reading

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