February Reading

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I couldn’t find a good picture to represent February, so here’s a picture of me getting Willie Mays’s signature back in 1989.  That’s Joe Pepitone sitting next to him. All right!  Let’s get to the books! (Joe Pepitone, man.  You gotta be careful when you are doing a google image search on that guy, let […]

Here’s a List of Movies I Have Never Seen

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I haven’t seen any of these movies: Fast Times at Ridgemont High 16 Candles Some Kind of Wonderful Love Story Brian’s Song Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Lawrence of Arabia Driving Mrs. Daisy Terminator Terminator 2: Judgement Day Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Terminator Salvation The Right Stuff Terms of Endearment Sleepless in […]

Thoughts on John Steinbeck

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In his collection of essays, Songbook, Nick Hornby writes about his indifference toward Bob Dylan this way: “I’m not a big Dylan fan.  I’ve got Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited, obviously.  And Bringing It All Back Home and Blood on the Tracks.  Anyone who likes music owns those four.  And I’m interested enough to have […]

Super Bow XLV: Ouch.

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The mantle in my parents’ living room. This one hurt. The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in last night’s Super Bowl.  I don’t really want to talk about the game.  However, the Brame family experienced the whole ordeal together, and the photos are fun enough to make you almsot forget that if […]

January Reading

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Here’s what I’ve been reading.  How’s about you? 1. Hard Times, by E.L. Doctorow My year started off the right way when I received a copy of E.L. Doctorow’s Welcome to Hard Times in the mail from my good friend James of the blog Ready When You Are, C.B.  James and I were roommates for our […]