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Thursday, 14 December 2017 – pages 1-82 of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman

Yesterday, none of the books on my shelf looked good to me. There’s nothing particularly unusual about that. It happens from time to time. So, I suggested to my leggy wife that we walk down the hill to library and … Continue reading

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Monday, 13 December 2017 – What I’m Reading – The Wall Street Journal on Jeff Immelt’s 2 Jets

Monday I finished the Vince Lombardi book (When Pride Still Mattered), but didn’t feel like choosing another book right away. So, I searched for books online & caught up on The Wall Street Journal. The business press has been pounding GE’s … Continue reading

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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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Sunday, 10 December 2017 – reading pages 236-282 of David Maranniss’ When Pride Still Mattered

“He went to mass to repent for his anger… He thought, I’ve got this temper. I fly off the handle and offend people. I apologize. But it’s this temper that keeps me on edge and allows to me to get … 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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