Category Archives: Books, Articles, & the Arts

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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Friday, 13 October 2017 – Finishing Paul Clemens’ Punching Out – One Year in a Closing Auto Plant (pages 100-271).

Friday I was wrung out from the week. I had some down time and sat in my green easy chair in the bonus room and finished Paul Clemens’s Punching Out – One Year in a Closing Auto Plant. I wanted … Continue reading

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 – Reading the first 100 pages of Paul Clemens’ Punching Out – One Year in a Closing Auto Plant

Yesterday, I got the first book in my big Amazon order of used books. The first to arrive was Paul Clemens’ Punching Out – One Year in a Closing Auto Plant (2011). Clemens previously wrote the terrific Made in Detroit, … 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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Saturday, 7 October 2017 – Ordering Books & Reading pages 1-116 of Michelle R. McPhee’s A Professor’s Rage

During the a.m., I put in book orders to both Edward R Hamilton & to Amazon. My “book greed” (as my late sister used to call it) was pretty extreme. I got nine books from Amazon and ordered eleven from Edward … Continue reading

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Book Review – Marc Leepson’s Ballad of the Green Beret

Ballad of the Green Beret – The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and Pop Stardom to Murder and an Unsolved, Violent Death by Marc Leepson Publisher – Stackpole Books Copyright 2017 235 pages … Continue reading

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2-4 July 2017 – Pages 96-232 of Mark Ellwood’s Bargain Fever

Our Kids – The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam Simon & Schuster Copyright 2015 261 pages Rating (for pages 1-79, Chapters 1 & 2) – 9 out of 10 A few years ago, I came across a copy of Robert D Putnam’s Bowling Alone in a thrift store. In Bowling Alone, Putnam shows […]

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