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Criticism Is A River That Flows Both Ways

One of the most profound ironies in a life that has shown many profound ironies is that I have devoted so much time and effort to developing and practicing and perfecting the art of criticism while being a person who … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Little River Band

I must admit that I was a fan of the Little River Band’s music long before I knew who they were.  Unlike some bands whose name I knew very early, this was a band I did not really discover until … Continue reading

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A Side Door To Corruption

Some years ago, I remember listening to a comedy skit by Bill Cosby in which he rather savagely made fun of his son when talking about how much money it would take in a donation for that son (who was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Roosevelt Myth

The Roosevelt Myth, by John T. Flynn This book took me a long time to read.  This fact does not make the book a bad one, but it does demonstrate that a particular context exists when it comes to my … Continue reading

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Book Review: FDR Goes To War

FDR Goes To War:  How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, And Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America, by Burton W. Folsom, Jr & Anita Folsom The more I read in this book, the less I appreciated FDR as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summer Of Blood

Summer Of Blood:  England’s First Revolution, by Dan Jones I found this book to be a compelling look at an attempted revolution in England, one which has been a context to numerous other readings I have done, and a troubling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Magna Carta: The Birth Of Liberty

Magna Carta:  The Birth Of Liberty, by Dan Jones While this book may not be the only book about the subject one would want to read, it certainly demonstrates that historian Dan Jones has been able to profitably expand upon … Continue reading

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Skinned Knee, Or The Problem Of Painting Oneself As A Victim

I find it somewhat humorous and perhaps a bit telling to contrast the debut efforts of my younger brother and I in writing in elementary school.  In the fourth grade at our elementary school it was assigned to students to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cover Me

Cover Me:  The Stories Behind The Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time, by Ray Padgett As someone who is generally fond of cover songs, this is a book I happily waited for from the library for it to arrive.  Although … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: .38 Special

It is easy to think that one knows a band from a small selection of its music sometimes, and certainly .38 Special was in that category of bands.  Growing up in rural central Florida, I heard some of their music … Continue reading

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