Monthly Archives: March 2014

S— Rock Stars Say…

“I was always wondering did they like me or did they like my songs.” – Neil Young Had some errands this week that took me close – too close – to my favorite used bookstore. My wife had a doctor’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The View from Inside the Mirror by Louis L. Gibbs

To be a good writer, be a good student of your genre…this is especially true for poets…. Louis L. Gibbs’s book of poetry, The View from Inside the Mirror,  surprised me. I never know what to expect from a poet … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Honduran Plot by Horton Prather

Sometimes heroism is an act of faith… Horton Prather’s The Honduran Plot is a political thriller that violates many of the conventions of the genre. The hero, Jake Grayson, is a college kid, a computer geek who has none of the … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson – Benign Anarchist…

“I am an Anti-Christ/I am an Anarchist…” – John Lydon  Joseph J. Ellis’s excellent study of the character of perhaps the most beloved and certainly the most enigmatic member of that group that we think of as the Founding Fathers, is … Continue reading

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The Further Updated 2014 Reading List

Well, as Sir Francis Bacon tells us, reading maketh a full person.. In spite of my avowal to finish my latest book and against the better judgment of my optometrist, yet again I’ve added to the 2014 reading list and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Danger in Blackwater Swamp by Saundra Kelley

Suspense, yes…but an awful lot of thoughtful – and realistic – romance, too… Danger in Blackwater Swamp by Saundra Kelley is one of those interesting books that benefits from having an identity crisis. Its principle desire is, I think, to be a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fields of Gold by Jim Stephens

A historical romance that offers typical historical accuracy – and atypical romantic complications… Jim Stephens’ Fields of Gold is a long book – of course, it covers more than three decades in the central character’s life, so there’s that. This historical … Continue reading

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