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I’m currently reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs that I bought and had autographed by Mr. Isaacson at the Austin Book Festival this past November.  The man’s life was complicated and the story is mesmerizing…or maybe his life was also mesmerizing. In any case, I am enjoying the look at the dichotomy of art […]

Star Trek – The Original Series Season One Rewatch

Saturday , 5, December 2015 Comments Off on Star Trek – The Original Series Season One Rewatch

Last night I finished rewatching all 29 episodes of Star Trek – The Original Series Season One. Earlier this year a good friend of mine told me about a set of books, “These Are The Voyages – TOS”, covering the three seasons that comprised Star Trek – The Original Series. I was, to say the […]

I woke up with a nasty cold Saturday morning. It was to be expected as we had watched Abby a couple of days last week when she could not go to daycare because of a cold she had. Granddad just had to share. We did our usual thing Saturday morning of getting up early to […]

Received: The Time Traveler’s Almanac

Thursday , 9, January 2014 Comments Off on Received: The Time Traveler’s Almanac

Look what arrived in the mail today! You may recall my post about winning this Advance Reader (or Review) Copy of The Time Traveler’s Almanac a few days ago. Now it is here and I’m looking forward to diving into it as soon as I finish my current book.

I had a pleasant surprise last week when I found out I had won a free copy of the $60 MacKeeper program for my MacBook Pro from the Make Use Of website. This software is almost like a Swiss Army Knife for your Mac. I have only run 4 of its components so far, and […]

Norman Rockwell, Painter Of Life

Sunday , 22, December 2013 Comments Off on Norman Rockwell, Painter Of Life

I was reading Garrison Keillor’s review of ‘American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell,’ by Deborah Solomon in today’s New York Times Book Review section and quite enjoying it until Mr. Keillor pointed out that Ms. Solomon felt that some of Mr. Rockwell’s paintings contain hints of homoeroticism. What? Now, I really don’t […]

I always thought that, aside from owning my own bookstore, it would be pretty damn cool to work in a bookstore. I’d get to work around books, with people who love books, assist customers who love books and maybe even get a discount on books. In fact, I sort of knew it would be better […]

This And That

Sunday , 1, December 2013 Comments Off on This And That

The Internet is now complete! Michael Lyingling has opened the Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine, making it possible to look up everything available on everyone’s favorite little boy and his tiger buddy. When I was 6 and 7, I discovered some books in my school library that put me on the road to my love […]

“Slaughterhouse Five” – Book Review

Thursday , 28, November 2013 Comments Off on “Slaughterhouse Five” – Book Review

It’s difficult for even me to believe, but this is the first work of Vonnegut’s I’ve ever read. You would have thought I would have read it in 1970-71 when I was 15 & 16 and in the American Literature class in school, but my teacher was a very conservative type who did not entertain […]

Disappointing News – HBO Not Producing Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”

Wednesday , 20, November 2013 Comments Off on Disappointing News – HBO Not Producing Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”

Bad news yesterday when it was revealed by Neil Gaiman himself that HBO would NOT be producing the TV Series based on his best-selling Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel “American Gods”, which had been rumored for the past few years to be in development with the media giant. The disappointing news came to light during […]

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