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Two New Junior Rangers

While exploring Yellowstone National Park this summer, I had just finished viewing some thermal pools and was returning to the car when I came upon this scene. Two young girls had apparently completed the requirements to become Junior Rangers and … Continue reading

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How Much Did He Leave?

One man asked another on the death of a mutual friend, “How much did he leave?” His friend responded, “He left it all”. [Taken from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey]

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Wild Bill Hickok and My Great-Great-Grandfather

I love reading about the Old West. The years between roughly 1840 and 1890. Days of the expanding frontier, cattle drives, Native Americans, covered wagons and stagecoaches, outlaws, buffalos, the Gold Rush, gambling and saloons.  Not the dime store novels … Continue reading

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

I’ve just finished another audio book – The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This one was by acclaimed author Tom Wolfe who also wrote The Bonfire of Vanities and  The Right Stuff.  It’s narrated by the award winning Luke Daniels and … Continue reading

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The Son by Philipp Meyer

I just finished another audio book: The Son by Philipp Meyer. It’s a New York Times bestselling epic of a Texas family starting off with a Comanche raid, taking 13 year old Eli McCullough captive. The story covers 4 generations … Continue reading

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Testimony

I just finished another audio book. This one is ‘Testimony’ by Robbie Robertson of The Band, who backed up Bob Dylan when he went electric. Robbie also had lots of success on his own after The Band. I gained a … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia

Just finished this book by Prince’s first wife Mayte. It was a quick read. I finished it in 2 days. Thoughtful, tender and bittersweet, Mayte writes about dance, music, God, Prince’s genius, their life together, her pregnancy, the exhilarating ups … Continue reading

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Reading List: The Last Lion

I am truly enjoying The Last Lion, a biography about Winston Churchill covering the years of 1940-1965. There are so many parallels to our current state of world affairs. In that regard, its easier to take a less emotional look … Continue reading

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Who I Am

During my road trip in July 2014, I listened to quite an interesting autobiography about Pete Townshend of  The Who rock band.  I downloaded the audio book version of  Who I Am from my local library ( free!). Growing up … Continue reading

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Amanda Knox

I finished the audiobook Waiting To Be Heard by Amanda Knox, the gal who spent 4 years in an Italian jail, wrongly accused of killing her roommate. I’ve been contemplating how we go about making good or bad decisions in … Continue reading

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