Tag Archives: humor

A Tale Of Two Feet

When I was a child growing up in rural Central Florida, one of the many ways that the neighborhood kids kept ourselves amused was to imagine ourselves as members of the X-Men.  For some reason, I ended up being Professor … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Everyday Things

The Design Of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman It’s nice to know that I’m not the only person who has serious problems with doors.  In the course of my life I have far too frequently ended up walking into … Continue reading

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Walking A Thin Line

I have read a fair amount of travel books, many of which purport to be books of humor, and I have found it to be one of those areas where the writer tends to walk a thin line between insulting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Road Fever

Road Fever:  A High-Speed Travelogue, by Tim Cahill If you have ever taken a lengthy road-trip with somewhat dodgy company, as I have, you will be able to understand some of the charm of this kind of book.  Reading this … Continue reading

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B.Y.O.B.

Recently, I became somewhat annoyed when I was visiting my local grocery store and found that the plastic bags had been removed and that there was now a charge of 5 cents for a paper bag that I could not … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Possessed

The Possessed:  Adventures With Russian Books And The People Who Read Them, by Elif Batuman There are times when a cover can adequately prepare someone for the book.  This particular book has a lurid title (and one which makes sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hold The Enlightenment

Hold The Enlightenment:  More Travel, Less Bliss, by Tim Cahill When you read a book by the author, you have a good idea of what you are going to get, and that is short travel pieces that have humor and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pass The Butterworms

Pass The Butterworms:  Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered, by Tim Cahill One can feel a great deal of sympathy for a writer who finds himself in the position that the author does.  An apparently sensitive and reflective sort of man who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents, by John McPhee Like many of the author’s books, this happens to be a collection of essays (one of them very lengthy) from the author’s writing.  The essays are miscellaneous, but if you have read and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Irons In The Fire

Irons In The Fire, by John McPhee Does one need a reason to read a book by John McPhee?  Given this book, and his many other books, it would appear that the existence of such a book is sufficient to … Continue reading

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