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About mobilemojoman

I have been a Mobile resident for about a decade. Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills. I am married to a woman (the MojoWoman) who is a much better person than I am and we have two beautiful girls who keep us both jumping. My interests are varied - food & drink, sports, politics, exercise, books, travel, Mardi Gras, and all of life's rich pageant. In the future, I'd like to learn more about sailing, photography, Cajun/Creole cooking, making beer and wine, and writing.

Saturday, 16 December 2017 – reading pages 1-95 of Brett Halliday’s Murder Spins the Wheel

Friday, my kids spent the night with my parents. My leggy wife and I had a few hours of free time and decided to spend it on a visit to one of the world’s greatest places – America’s Thrift Store … Continue reading

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15-16 December 2017 – pages 83 – 151 of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman

Saturday morning, I finished Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman. While I enjoyed reading it, I’m ambivalent. This one just didn’t grab me. I give it 6.5 out of 10. The Prone Gunman is an attempt at an “arty” mystery novel. Author … Continue reading

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 – pages 1-82 of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman

Yesterday, none of the books on my shelf looked good to me. There’s nothing particularly unusual about that. It happens from time to time. So, I suggested to my leggy wife that we walk down the hill to library and … Continue reading

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Monday, 13 December 2017 – What I’m Reading – The Wall Street Journal on Jeff Immelt’s 2 Jets

Monday I finished the Vince Lombardi book (When Pride Still Mattered), but didn’t feel like choosing another book right away. So, I searched for books online & caught up on The Wall Street Journal. The business press has been pounding GE’s … Continue reading

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12 – 13 December 2017 – finishing David Maraniss’ When Pride Still Mattered (pp. 343 – 504)

Tuesday I almost finished When Pride Still Mattered. However, the Doug Jones – Roy Moore election results pulled me away from the book, so I finished it Wednesday. On pages 343 through 504, David Maraniss takes the reader from the 1963 NFL … Continue reading

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Monday, 11 December 2017 – Reading Pages 282-342 of David Maraniss’ When Pride Still Mattered

“…an intolerable disparity between the hugeness of their desire and the smallness of reality” (p. 69, attributed to Ignatius Loyola). Monday night after the kids went to bed, I managed about 60 pages in When Pride Still Mattered. The material that I … Continue reading

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 – pages 50-59 in Derek Rowntree’s Probability without Tears

Sunday night I felt guilty about spending all of time reading about football. So, I turned my attention back to Derek Rowntree’s Probability without Tears. I’m reading the book to brush up on my research skills to help my academic research. So … Continue reading

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