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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.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 – pages 1-58 of Paul Theroux’s Last Train to Zona Verde

Tuesday I had trouble finding my next book. My shelves are buckling under the weight of recent orders from Edward R Hamilton and from various online, used booksellers. Somehow, nothing seemed “just right.” So, I started messing with Paul Theroux’s … Continue reading

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Monday, 25 December 2017 – finishing Arthur Jones’ The Road He Travelled (pages 249-279)

Christmas night I finished The Road He Travelled, Arthur Jones’ biography of M Scott Peck. On the whole, I give the book 7.5 out of 10. Peck’s Sad End Though I enjoyed the final two chapters, it wasn’t uplifting. The end of … Continue reading

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Sunday, 24 December 2017 – reading pages 157-247 of Arthur Jones’ The Road He Travelled

At night, I red some more of Arthur Jones’ biography of M. Scott Peck, The Road He Travelled. I read Chapters 9 – 13, which cover the period of Peck’s greatest celebrity after he published The Road Less Travelled to … Continue reading

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Saturday, 23 December 2017 – Pages 1 – 156 of Arthur Jones’ The Road He Travelled

Back in the early 90s, when I was in undergraduate school, I turned on the Today Show. Bryant Gumbel was still the host and he was interviewing M. Scott Peck, the author of The Road Less Travelled. Peck was on … Continue reading

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Friday, 22 December 2017 – Curtis Wilkie’s The Fall of The House of Zeus

Friday I finished Curtis Wilkie’s The Fall of the House of Zeus. It’s about Mississippi super lawyer Dickie Scruggs and his fall from grace for attempting to bribe a judge. Prior to that, Scruggs’ life seemed to be charmed – … Continue reading

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 – Pages 96 – 156 of Brett Halliday’s Murder Spins the Wheel

If you’re a bookworm, you never want to quit any book before you finish it. There’s always a feeling of failure when you quit reading. Sometimes you are rewarded because a dull read picks up. But it’s more likely that … Continue reading

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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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