Daily Archives: January 2, 2019

The Quest For Ultima Thule

As I have commented before on several occasions, I have since my youth been a partisan of the minor planet Pluto [1].  When Pluto was first discovered by astronomers some nine decades ago or so, the planet seemed particularly eccentric.  … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Weezer

By some definitions, Wheezer could be considered a one-hit wonder, despite their lengthy and immensely successful career.  As someone who has sat and watched through several hours worth of track-by-track album reviews, I am more familiar than most people are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heroes For My Son

Heroes For My Son, by Brad Meltzer It can be wondered whether this particular book constitutes a form of child abuse, in that the author chooses heroes for his son that actively attack the manhood and potential goodness and happiness … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am George Washington

I Am George Washington, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos This is a book that simultaneously comments on Parson Weems and even seems to channel it for itself.  Parson Weems, of course, is the writer who was famous for … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Abraham Lincoln

I Am Abraham Lincoln, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos It is perhaps unfair to judge a book clearly aimed at children by the standards of someone who has read dozens of books about Abraham Lincoln [1].  Yet we … Continue reading

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