Thanksgiving 1984, thirty-nine years ago, was special for me. And, it's all on tape. However, at the time, how remarkable it was was lost on me. We all were just having a good time. My then wife was what is now known as an "early adapter". Because she was always buying and trying the latest … Continue reading Thanksgiving 1984
It's Thanksgiving week; and also the week I turn seventy-four. Wasn't that a song? Oh wait, that song is When I'm 64 Sixty-Four. However it was released in 1967, so ... . Anyway, I'm not losing my hair. In fact I'm still pretty spry. Furthermore, John Lennon is dead. Gunned down in front of his apartment … Continue reading Fall Frenzy: Update
Best play list ever is, I decided, my 2020 Drinking Songs. Because, well, let's get into it and you tell me. The Early Years 1919 How you gonna keep'em down on the farm. Andrew Bird 1927 Alabama song (whisky bar). The Doors 1936 Rye Whiskey. Tex Ritter 1949 I'm so lonesome I could cry. Hank Williams … Continue reading Best Playlist Ever: 100 years
I'm re-reading Democrat POTUS candidate Marianne Williamson's 1992 bestseller A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A COURSE IN MIRACLES. Because, why not? It's on my bookshelf and I'm a believer in first principles, or rewarded behaviors being foundational for a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The Platform I'm surmising from declarations from the … Continue reading Marianne Williamson’s “Return to Love” Platform.
Ally McBeal was a serial TV show on Fox from 1998 to 2002. Do you love it or leave it? Is it a smash or pass? Each season was 20+, one-hour stories, with a regular cast of characters, mostly. Some characters would 'disappear' over the course of years, and be replaced by new ones. In … Continue reading Ally McBeal: Smash or pass? Love it or leave it?
Korak, named after the son of Tarzan, was my first (of many many more) dog. And everyone's favorite, except for Bert. Because his dog Sasha, a big and mean Alaskan Husky, would sometimes fight furiously. It was 1969, Fort Collins, Colorado, and I was a sophomore at CSU. After Teddy and I came back from … Continue reading Korak’s Story: My first Dog
I wrapped up last night. Okay, I'm a little late to the party. Season eight is in the works. The series (2014) is based on the books, began in 1991, written by Diana Gabaldon (1952-). It's hard to classify but I'll call it Historical Fantasy Fiction. The author writes as I do. Meaning - she … Continue reading Outlander Series, Season One
The River Why (1983) is a novel by David James Duncan (1952) that I've reread now because the movie version (2010) casts Amber Heard in the female role. The movie is very good, the novel stellar. The novel is now historical fiction. It accurately and brilliantly depicts what it was like to be a certain type … Continue reading The River Why Revisited
Is a novel (1996) by Bernard Cornwell. He also wrote The Winter King (1995) which the Netflix series The Last Kingdom was based on. I loved this book. It is historical fiction at its finest. Because it attempts to take something that is unknowable, indeed, even uncertain and give it life - authenticity. Is that possible? The tale takes … Continue reading Enemy Of God: King Arthur
Recently I was asked to recommend five books on any subject of my choosing. I chose Personality. The list was for a new website, Shepherd.com, that aims to rival Goodreads for book lovers. Two books not on the list are Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders and Crazy Love: Dealing With your Partner's Problem Personality. … Continue reading Crazy Love: Depp and Heard