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RIP David

A friend of mine died this morning. He’d lived in Selma for twenty years and devoted that time to not only restoring the Harmony Club– a Jewish social club from the turn of the last century that had been dormant … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors of 2021

This Tuesday, we’re looking at authors who we discovered in 2021 and will be reading more of! Robert Ruark. A contributor to Field and Stream for decades, Ruark was an accomplished hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. His Old Man and the … Continue reading

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The Judge’s List

In 2016, John Grisham introduced readers to the fictional Board of Judicial Conduct, a political organization in Florida providing oversight for Florida’s judges, fining them for showing up to work drunk or talking about current cases at Rotary Club meetings.  … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Most Additions to my Pile O’ Doom

Today we’re yakking about recent additions to our book collections.  The Judge’s List, John Grisham. This legal thriller about a homicidal judge was given to me as a Christmas present. The fact that I haven’t already read it testifies to how … Continue reading

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2022: A World of Cities

I’m posting this largely for planning purposes. (I’d made the header at some point last year….bit of a shame not to use it!). I have a few titles already in hand for this, and hope to pursue it further in … Continue reading

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2021, Year in Review!

What’s this? Another year gone? Well, on to the books! Most of my reading fell into the above categories, the remainder being small fry like fantasy, Star Trek, and world affairs. Most of my reading was nonfiction, no surprise there … Continue reading

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What I Read in 2021

Books in bold are superior favorites. — January — 1. Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell us About Ourselves, Frans de Waal 2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (CCSB)3. Permanent Record, Edward Snowden4. The Old Man and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Ten Favorite Reads from 2021

Final Top Ten Tuesday of 2021! The Old Man and the Boy, Robert Ruark. Stories of a young boy growing up under the watchful eye and biting wit of his grandfather, who teaches him to be a man who lives … Continue reading

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Science Survey 2021

In the last four years it’s been my habit to structure my science reading, mitigating my tendency of reading some subjects devotedly and ignoring the others (‘others’ almost always being physics and chemistry.) This year I completed the survey early, … Continue reading

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