Monthly Archives: July 2017

If I Could Walk On Water

In 1988 Eddie Money released the single “Walk On Water.”  It became his last top ten hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and aside from a blistering guitar solo from a onetime member of his band who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantis: The Andes Solution

Atlantis:  The Andes Solution:  The Discovery Of South America As The Legendary Continent Of Atlantis, by J.M. Allen When people think of the myths of Atlantis or the many stories that are based on those myths, a lot of fantastic … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Bit Of Atlantis

A Bit Of Atlantis, by Douglas Erskine Sometimes it is a bit of a mystery why someone’s book has been forgotten over the years.  There is no such mystery regarding this book.  This book is chiefly of interest to those … Continue reading

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By This Standard: The Plain Truth About Partiality

As I note from time to time, people often send me things to read [1].  The reasons for this are somewhat straightforward.  As someone who reads voluminously and also rather widely, and who shares my comments on what I read … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cripple Of Inishmaan

The Cripple Of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh This is the second play by the author I have read, and having been familiar with the author’s work now, it was easier to understand.  The cliches in both plays stood in sharp … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lieutenant Of Inishmore

The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, by Martin McDonagh Admittedly, this is the first play by the author I have read, and so I did not really know what I was getting into when I started.  I do enjoy reading plays from … Continue reading

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Identify, Please Identify

At first glance, I may not be the person who can be thought of as the ideal fan for an artist like Natalie Imbruglia [1].  Rising to fame as an actress on the Australian soap opera Neighbors, her main claim … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding The Great Gatsby

Understanding Great Literature:  Understanding The Great Gatsby, by Michael J. Wyly This is an excellent book about an excellent book.  I happen to like the Great Gatsby a lot [1], although I did not read it until I read it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding To Kill A Mockingbird

Understanding Great Literature:  Understanding To Kill A Mockingbird, by Catherine Bernard There is a bit of an irony about this book.  Actually, there are several layers of irony.  For one, this book was written in the early 2000’s, before Harper … Continue reading

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Fog Of War

One of the more useful and intriguing concepts that we have to deal with in the study of military history is the fog of war [1].  This fog of war, as might be imagined, takes many different forms and is … Continue reading

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