Weekend Edition: 5-25

Bulletin Board

I just want to mention it was my 32nd wedding anniversary this past week — and, amazingly, she still loves me.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Twenty-five Signs You’re Addicted To Books (“The first step is admitting it. The second step is to keep right on reading.”)

The Curse of Reading […]

Weekend Edition: 5-18

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Shooting Our Way to Safety (“Guns, as even half-wits ought to realize, are manufactured not by freedom-loving patriots, but by people for whom private profit outweighs public good. … Preventing criminals and mentally ill people from buying guns would cut into their earnings.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Sci-Fi […]

Enjoying a busy celebration

I was largely incommunicado the last week or so because I’ve been wrapped up with (and worn out by) a family get-together and celebration in Massachusetts.

Doing as I said, not as I did, my youngest daughter, Tracy, was named a 21st Century Scholar at UMass-Amherst last week. Doesn’t sound like a big deal but… […]

Weekend Edition: 5-4

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Personal Remembrances of the Kent State Shootings, 43 Years Later (“Students today … don’t see protesting as part of the First Amendment. I think maybe they are desensitized; I don’t know. What have they experienced in their young lives that would cause you to stand up and be willing […]

April missteps and milestones

Nonfiction works constituted both the good and the abandoned this month.


I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story, Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock — Perhaps I’m too much off a stickler when it comes to nonfiction. Recreating conversations between people is somewhat acceptable in my view but when the only participants are dead, […]