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The Black Widow by Daniel Silva

October 28th, 2016 · No Comments · books

I seem to always need something else to do when I am doing something, which probably says something about me I am not sure I want to examine. Music when I am working. A book to read between innings at a baseball game or between periods at a hockey game or between halves at a […]

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On C-SPAN at the Karl Rove Book Signing

February 12th, 2016 · No Comments · books, history, politics

If I had a bucket list, which I do not (I suppose creating a bucket list is my one current entry in my bucket list), and if being on C-SPAN was on that list, it has now been met. Last year on December 12 we returned home from our entire family visit to Disneyworld and […]

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Middlemarch

November 14th, 2015 · No Comments · books

One of the advantages (or from a different perspective disadvantages) of reading books on a Kindle is that the reader does not really get a sense as to how long a book is. For reasons I am not sure I can explain I decided to download and then read Middlemarch, considered the greatest of George […]

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What If Everything Is Wrong

June 21st, 2015 · No Comments · books, General

Well, actually, I am just referring to up and down. Um, that probably does not explain my question well either. This will take a few steps to explain. Have you ever had two separate thoughts bang together and cause an unexpected question/result? For me this happens a lot, with pretty useless results I will admit […]

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Cleopatra: A Life

March 10th, 2015 · No Comments · books, history

Thanks to Ellen, I renewed, well, I got a new, library card. Now that I have an actual commute since my un-semi-retirement over to Largo MD where my offices at UMUC are, I download audio books from the Library onto my cell phone and play them over the bluetooth speakers in the car. This morning […]

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Day 3 of My Wild & Crazy Bachelor Week

May 29th, 2014 · No Comments · amarc, books

Each year Ellen spends a week in NYC attending a (the?) book festival, this year she left Tuesday morning and will return Saturday night. This, obviously, gives me the opportunity to have a completely out-of-control week in her absence. I have noticed however that as the years have gone by my definition of out-of-control, which […]

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The Book Thief

October 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment · books

So I have seen the trailer for the movie The Book Thief twice in the last week or two. And I teared up BOTH TIMES, I suspect that if my daughters ever actually read this blog they would both be laughing right now since they have seen many movies with me over the years. I […]

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The History of Invulnerability

July 8th, 2012 · No Comments · books, Entertainment, history

When I was young I was an avid comic reader, originally obsessive about lots of DC comics like Superman and Batman and later Marvel comics like Spiderman and the Avengers. Today I get to see all of these characters on the movie screen, the aging fanboy I guess I have become, without much regard to […]

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My Wild and Crazy Week

June 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment · afcea, books, life, travel, washington nationals

Once a year, Ellen goes to New York for a book festival for almost a week, like this last week typically leaving Sunday morning and returning Thursday evening. I will note in passing that when Ellen goes to New York, she takes the bus; when I go, I take the train. One wonders what conclusions […]

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