Category Archives: Articles

Saturday, 14 October 2014 – The Atlantic takes on College Fraternities & Two Books Arrive by Mail

While we were over @ Bibi and Pop’s (my parents’) house, I read an article in their copy of The Atlantic. It was by Caitlin Flanagan and concerned the January death of Tim Piazza a fraternity pledge @ Penn State. … Continue reading

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Sunday, 8 October 2017 – Finishing a Professor’s Rage and Reading The Double Life of Fidel Castro

Sunday I finished the Amy Bishop book, going from page 116 to the end. The section that I read was not as impressive as what had come before, though I still enjoyed it. A Professor’s Rage ended with the State … Continue reading

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Sunday, 2 July 2017 – Sunday Papers & Sports Illustrated

Sunday I spent some time an old friend – the papers. I didn’t read any more of Bargain Fever as the day sort of slipped away. My youngest daughter and I went out and got some groceries @ Publix where I grabbed … 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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What I’m Reading – Karen Schoemer of The New York Times searching for Leonard Gardner’s lost Fat City (AKA Stockton, California)

At the moment, I’m in between books. I looked @ nytimes.com and found a great article in their Travel section. Writer Karen Schoemer got in touch with Leonard Gardner, the author of the acclaimed 1969 novel Fat City. If you’re unfamiliar with Fat … Continue reading

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Book Review – Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

Crazy for The Storm – A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad Publisher – HarperCollins Copyright 2009 272 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – In February 1979 a small plane crashed in California’s San Gabriel mountains. The three adults on board died, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Yelp Help by Hanna Raskin

Yelp Help – How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews By Hanna Raskin Publisher – CreateSpace Copyright 2013 91 pages Rating – 4/10 Summary – Restaurant critic Hanna Raskin purports to show us how to write better restaurant reviews. The price for … Continue reading

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