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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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The Post (my review)

As I continue to catch up with the Oscar nominated films, I saw The Post yesterday starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk(Better Call Saul) and directed by Steven Spielberg. You just can’t lose with that cast! The film is … 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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Hawaii by James Michener

I just finished Hawaii by James Michener.  It’ll go down as one of my all time favorite books and judging by the awards, movies and TV series made from this historical novel, it’s obvious that lots of others feel the … Continue reading

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The Lorraine Motel

Last week, on a whim, Patty and I hopped in the car and drove up to Memphis, Tennessee to satisfy my travel hunger.  I’d talked with her about Sun Studios where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis … Continue reading

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Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison replied….

I received this reply today from one of my Texas Senators.  (Ted Cruz, a conservative, tea party advocate, will replace her in January.)  This is a balanced and reasonable look at the budget and our economy: Dear Friend:      Thank … Continue reading

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J. Edgar on DVD

I watched  ‘J. Edgar’  on DVD yesterday.  I had been craving a good drama and this one sure fit the bill.  I’d give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.  (I took off  1/2 point for poor masking and makeup on … Continue reading

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