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Favorite Finds

The process of researching a novel is like a scavenger hunt. You pick up a pebble here and there. You search for ideas and inspiration without knowing what you will find. 266 more words


Happy Birthday, Pete Ward

Happy Birthday to Pete Ward, my teammate on the Yankees in 1970.  Pete came up through the Orioles organization and made his MLB debut with them in 1962. 245 more words

Happy Birthday

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Australian musician Nick Cave, most widely known for the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, also happens to be a pretty prolific film composer (in addition to being a poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and actor).   201 more words

Sing Like No One Is Listening

I Gave Some Thought To Collecting The 1963 Fleer Set...

Why not go after 1963 Fleer? It’s a cool vintage set that is only 66 cards (67 if you include the checklist) and could be considered an “oddball”. 401 more words

Baseball Cards

'The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford' by Ron Hansen

It’s not hard to understand why people are so fascinated by outlaws. Characters such as Robin Hood, Bonnie and Clyde, and Al Capone capture the imagination with their deeds, the desperate times they lived in, and, above all, their personalities. 934 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: Hitler's Niece, by Ron Hansen

We all know Adolf Hitler as the leader of the Nazis, the center of World War II, and the murderer of millions. We might read about him in textbooks and discuss him during history classes, but we would never know him as a person. 323 more words

Book Reviews

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Director:  Andrew Dominik

Writer: Andrew Dominik (Screenplay) Ron Hansen (Novel)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt… 471 more words