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Miracle Monday

Monday , 18, May 2020 Comments Off on Miracle Monday

Happy Miracle Monday! Do you know what Miracle Monday is? If you’re a fan of Superman you probably do. But if not, allow me to explain. To begin with, Miracle Monday is the title of a Superman novel written by Elliot S! Maggin (yes, that’s an exclamation point after his middle initial, and I’m not […]

“Old Man Bob’s Young Boy Days” – Book Review

Monday , 13, January 2020 Comments Off on “Old Man Bob’s Young Boy Days” – Book Review

A short, but powerful, book that looks like it is meant to be a children’s book but is in reality a book for all of us “more mature” readers and the child that remains within each of us. Bob takes us on a journey to his own childhood, remembering events and occasions from his life […]

Eleven Years Ago – Rochester, Minnesota

Saturday , 22, September 2018 Comments Off on Eleven Years Ago – Rochester, Minnesota

Eleven years ago today, I was in the middle of my very first deployment for Congressional Affairs to a place called Rochester, Minnesota for some flooding that had occurred. It was a short deployment, only 17 days, but it exposed me to some good people and good initial field training. My supervisor for that assignment […]

So, if you follow me on Goodreads or see my status updates on Facebook of what I’m reading and where I’m at in the books I’m reading you know that I’m currently reading Walter Isaacson’s “Leonardo da Vinci”, the outstanding biography of the original Renaissance Man. I had no idea that there were plans to […]

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 […]