Monthly Archives: March 2013

No One Is To Blame

From childhood, I have appreciated and enjoyed the music of Howard Jones, and not coincidentally he is among the long list of names that I plan on writing about concerning his deserved place in the Rock & Roll Hall of … Continue reading

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I Feel A Letter Coming On

Sometimes skills are passed down in families. I know, for example, that my tendencies both to write and appreciate letters comes from my maternal line, which has a notable letter-writing tendency. Often, when I was growing up, situations that appeared … Continue reading

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The Man In The Iron Mask

According to various fragments of history and gossip, there was once an elderly man in an iron mask that had been imprisoned in a state of regal confinement because of the secret that his identity held. The French novelest Alexandre … Continue reading

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The Alpacas Of Oregon

During my fascinating drives throughout the countryside of Oregon for work, I have come across a wide variety of alpaca farms. At first I was greatly puzzled by this phenomenon, since what little I know about alpacas, aside from their … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Jerusalem In The North

Jerusalem In The North: Denmark And The Baltic Crusades, 1100-1522, by Ane Bysted, Carsten Jensen, Kurt Jensen, and John Lind I got this particular book from the De Re Militari, and its title greatly interested me, given that I am … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Airpower At 18,000′

Airpower At 18,000′: The Indian Air Force In The Kargil War, by Benjamin Lambeth This is a very short volume that I may finish reading tonight or tomorrow, and it may take longer to write and refine the review than … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quiet

Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain [Note: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.] Any book talking about quietness and introversion … Continue reading

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I Should Be Sleeping

I often ponder where the time in a day goes. My alarm clock (cell phone) has two alarms scheduled to go off, the first at 5:45AM and the second at 6:00AM to remind me that it is time to start … Continue reading

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Growing, Pains

In the mid-1990’s, back when I was in high school, there was a song that was very popular on the radio called “Kiss The Rain.” The singer, Billie Myers, released the song as her first single from an album that … Continue reading

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Artichoke Hearts

Today I started reading a book that that I will not be able to officially publish the book review for a while, but I wished to still talk about some thoughts I have had about the book, if only because … Continue reading

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