Category Archives: Books We Like

67 Inches of Stephen King

We had to move a bookcase the other day, and all the books had to come out.  It was the bookcase housing my Stephen King books, so just for fun, and because I am retired and have time for this … Continue reading

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Chugging From Churchill To Chaucer

We jump forward to Wednesday, Monday’s hike having limited Tuesday’s activities to recovery and another unsuccessful hunt for a waxed cap. Feeling our age more than our oats, we prudently decided that a large portion of our travel on this … Continue reading

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The Great Walk in the Great Park

It is Monday. We had been dribbled upon at the opening of the Coronation Arch, and had our appreciation of Churchill’s grand gardens at Chartwell somewhat dampened and abbreviated by drizzle. Still, it’s England, and only to be expected. Had … Continue reading

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How I Artfully Advocated Avoiding Artifacts

Steven Wright:  “Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” NOTE: This is the third installment of what is likely to become a never-ending story about our recent trip to England. It’s not that Elizabeth R and I … Continue reading

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Reading Places

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.  ~Attributed to Groucho Marx With the possible exception of changing “dog” to “cat”, I’m with Groucho on this one.  Athough it’s … Continue reading

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Here Comes Captain Book

Aarrrggghh, my pretties! It is I, Captain Book…… Every Friday morning 75 or so Kindergarten through 2nd graders come together in Durham Elementary’s cafetorium for Morning Program, a long standing tradition blending song, instruction and camaraderie to get the day … Continue reading

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My Summers In The Sun

Jeff Foxworthy:  “That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.” KNOCK! … KNOCK! … KNOCK! Oh, crap! Go away! These were the sounds I heard coming from my front door, along with the thoughts … Continue reading

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Suspending More Disbelief, On Purpose

“I have my books….and my poetry to protect me.” -Simon and Garfunkel Simon and Garfunkel’s “I Am A Rock” is one of the most deliciously gloomy songs ever to slouch its way onto the pop charts. I loved it as … Continue reading

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Suspending Disbelief

For  fantasy in story to really work, there must be……“a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.”       – Samuel Taylor Coleridge The  phrase “willing … Continue reading

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Branding the Old Folks

Francois de la Rochefoucald:  “Old people love to give advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.” Grace Slick:  “I don’t want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe.” … Continue reading

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