Category Archives: Books

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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Saturday, 9 December 2017 – reading pages 135-237 of David Maraniss’ When Pride Still Mattered

Saturday, I had to go to graduation. When you’re on faculty, it’s hard to get much out of still-another speaker and still-another group of graduates. The best thing that you can say about graduation is that it’s a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Friday, 8 December 2017 – Reading pages 1- 134 of When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

“Lombardi, a certain magic still lingers in the very name. It speaks of duels in the snow and the cold November mud” – John Facenda, narrator for NFL Films, sometimes known as The Voice of God (p. 14) Friday it … Continue reading

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Thursday, 7 December 2017 – More from A.W. Boudreau’s One Cop’s Journey

Thursday I continued reading the A.W. Boudreau book One Cop’s Journey. I have made it through page 265. The book’s strength is Beauchamp’s collection of war stories. He presents Detroit’s 1970s street life in all its gory detail. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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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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