Category Archives: Books

What Are You Reading?

Vacations for me mean getting caught up on my reading. I’ve brought three books with me and #1 to get behind me is Michael D. O’Brien’s “The Sabbatical” A novel.  The opening paragraph: If you were to drive through the … Continue reading

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Selective Disclosures

“You don’t have to be an open book to everyone. Only show your pages to those who want to read your story”. -Nicole Addison My 11 years blogging have provided me the platform to share a few of my pages.  … Continue reading

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Opening Paragraphs

Jacket Notes: One night in 1967, at a bar in New York City, the men who had gathered reflected on the family, neighbors, and friends who had been lost in the ongoing war in Viet Nam. And those not coming … Continue reading

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On Discourse

Back in October of 2006, we were in California for a family wedding.  During some downtime, I was able to sneak off for a few hours to visit the Ronald Regan Presidential Museum and Library in Simi Valley.  What a … Continue reading

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Opening Paragraphs

  Two monks were walking down a country road. They came across a beautiful young girl standing by a muddy stream, afraid to cross it by herself. One monk went over too her, picked her up, and safely carried her … Continue reading

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Opening Paragraph Quiz

It’s been a few years since I’ve last read this book.  First introduced to me in the late 1980s, I have read or listened to (I have it on cassette) this story dozens of times. There are parts that I … Continue reading

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A Lost Art

For the people who appreciate the feel of a book in their hand and the smell of ink and paper, here is a guide to preserving your investments.   You are welcome.

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A Paradox

When but a little boy, it seemed My dearest rapture ran In fancy ever, when I dreamed I was a man – a man! Now – sad perversity! – My theme Of rarest, purest joy Is when, in fancy blest, … Continue reading

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