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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.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 – Chapters 5-10 (pages 63-164) in J Marten Troost’s Headhunters on My Doorstep

Usually, I bail on a book if I don’t like it. When I stick with a book that’s slow moving, it’s rarely good a decision. But I’m glad that I continued reading Headhunters on My Doorstep Sunday, author J Marten … Continue reading

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 – Reading the first 62 pages of Maarten Troost’s Headhunters on My Doorstep

After finishing Rebel Mother Friday, I needed a change of pace. I headed for the South Pacific by starting J. Marten Troost’s Headhunters on My Doorstep. I made it to page 62. So far, I’m disappointed and would give it … Continue reading

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Friday, 19 May 2017 – Finishing Rebel Mother by Peter Andreas (pages 175 to 320)

Friday I finished Peter Andreas’ Rebel Mother (going from page 175 to page 320). It was a great, quick read and I finished it in about 24 hours. I’d give it 9/10. The second day of reading didn’t hit me … Continue reading

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Reading pages 1-174 in Peter Andreas’ Rebel Mother after a trip to the library

My leggy wife and I walked down the hill from our house to the library. It was just cool enough to make it down the hill without breaking a sweat. Once we got to the library, our book greed was … Continue reading

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What I’m reading – Lagniappe on Luther Strange’s Ad Campaign

Mobile’s alternative newspaper Lagniappe comes out on Thursdays and I grabbed a copy after we dropped off the kids @ school. The two best pieces concerned the upcoming special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ U.S. Senate seat. The first item … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 – Finishing Harvey Jackson’s Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera (Chapters 13-17) and Tampons in the Men’s Room from the Chronicle of Higher Education

Wednesday I didn’t get around to reading Harvey Jackson’s Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera until the evening. But I finished the book over a couple of beers, reading Chapters 13-17 (pages 212-297). My verdict on Redneck is positive; … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 – Chapters 8-12 in Harvey Jackson III’s Redneck Riviera and Some Musing on The Wall Street Journal’s Tuesday edition

Tuesday I read chapters 8 through 12 (pages 129 – 212) in Harvey Jackson III’s The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera (2011). The chapters that I read cover roughly the 1980s to 2000. Jackson’s book is largely nostalgic. … Continue reading

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