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Hidden Wind Up Camera Bird Chronicle

   +     =  3 Several years ago Amazon suggested that I buy a book called The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I obediently ordered it. Put it on the shelf, for years. Somewhere else along the way,  Amazon suggested that I … Continue reading

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Priming the Intuition Pumps

I had an interesting experience when I read Daniel C. Dennetts’ book Consciousness Explained. I couldn’t figure out what it was talking about. I’d read a chapter, and have no idea what he was getting at. Mainly, it seemed to … Continue reading

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John Dies Full of Spiders

While my wife was away one recent week, I started watching all the scary movies that she doesn’t like to see. I gave up on Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. It just didn’t grab me like I’d hoped. I almost … Continue reading

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National Park Mysteries

After my vacation trip up the Natchez Trace last year, my little sister said, “So have you read the Anna Pigeon mystery novels about the Trace?” Who knew that there were Anna Pigeon mysteries about the Natchez Trace? And who … Continue reading

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National Parking

Some people travel vicariously by reading Blue Highways by William Least-Heat Moon, or Travels with Charley in Search of America by that guy John Steinbeck. I like to read camping guides. It was 10 years ago that The Complete Walker IV by Fletcher and … Continue reading

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The Next Thursday is HERE!

It’s here! It arrived from Amazon yesterday morning! It’s: The Woman Who Died A Lot: A Thursday Next Novel. It’s the 7th book in the series. Ever since my little sister turned me onto these books back in ought-two or … Continue reading

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Expensive Noises

Today when my wife came home, she said “Take a ride with me.” She got into our pickup and started it up. I ran after her. “I thought you said we weren’t going to WalMart today!” “Listen to this,” she … Continue reading

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One Final Confession

After a Dangerous Mind and a Superhero, you’ll want to hear the Confessions of a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick. Or read it anyway. Hollywood has made a number of high profile movies based on PKD’s stories. They never … Continue reading

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My Dad’s 1 Rule of Business

My Dad was born in 1918. He was 11 when the Great Depression kicked in. It made a great impression on him. In his life, he started up, ran, and sold off a handful of companies. In all the years … Continue reading

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Ramona is Cool

My favorite Beverly Cleary books growing up were The Mouse and the Motorcycle sagas. I loved them dearly. Pb-pb-b-b-b! But I can understand folks preferring  the Henry Huggins books. What I never could tolerate, however, were the folks who read … Continue reading

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