October 25, 2014

Matewan Revisted

See blog entry  August 5, 2007.

September 3, 2014

8th Annual Summer Reading List

I noticed that there was no list for 2013.  Not sure why since I did do some reading last year but apparently forgot to enter them in the blog.  So anyway, here is this year's list:


  • Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
  • The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
  • Fatal Journey by Peter C. Mancall
  • Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick
  • House Rules *** by Jodu Picoult
  • Is This Tomorrow *** by Caroline Leavitt
  • Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
  • Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes To Iowa and other stories by W. P. Kinsella
  • The Troop by Nick Cutter
  • Unbroken *** by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
*** recommended


December 8, 2013

Again!!!

Yes, it happened again.  While getting out of my car at a local McDonald's for breakfast, there on the ground behind my car was a soaking wet five dollar bill!!! 

October 20, 2013

Not Once But Twice

Yea, I'm still around.  And apparently so is this blog.  I'm still running and within the past eight days I have made two interesting discoveries.  A little more than a week ago, I parked near Nomahegan Park for a late afternoon run.  As soon as I got out of the car, there at my feet, was a drenched $ 20 bill.  I took it home, set it near the humidifier in the basement, and was that much richer.  Yesterday, I parked at Grover Cleveland Park for a morning run, and yup, there at my feet as soon as I got out of the car was a much drier $ 20 bill.  If this keeps up, I may start thinking of retiring.

September 3, 2012

2012 Summer Reading

By the Rivers of Babylon  -  Nelson DeMille
Chaperone, The  -  Laura Moriarty
Crunch Time  -  Diane Mott Davidson
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, The  -  Stieg Larsson
Hell Gate  -  Linda Fairstein
Irish Country Girl, The  -  Patrick Taylor
Soloist, The  -  Steve Lopez
Tough Customer  -  Sandra Brown
Wrecker, The  -  Clive Cussler

July 18, 2012

Oh Happy Day

It has finally happened.  My neighbor's tree has finally been taken down.  Cleaning the gutters will be much easier because there won't be anymore leaves or "whirly-birds" in them.  There won't be a front lawn full of leaves in October.  And best of all my driveway will be free of the little whirly-birds that come down from the early spring to the early fall.  I can almost retire my leaf blower.

July 6, 2012

Visitor


       
It was becoming apparent that there would be no new posts between my annual summer reading lists of books.  Well, today a visitor ambled  past me in my back yard while reading one of those books.  It was a gopher.