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There's a Hole on the Side of the Book: Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions

When I decide that I am going to read one of the “greats” (meaning critically famous authors), I typically side against reading his or her masterpiece first. 787 more words

Books That Haunt Me


Some books are forgettable.  You read them, put them aside, and within days you couldn’t accurately recall the plot if your life depended on it.   278 more words


Series: The Allure of War and the Veteran Mystique, Part One

Note on the “The Allure of War and the Veteran Mystique” Series: while researching to develop the novel’s characters, plot elements, and themes, I come across questions that nag for immediate responses. 1,497 more words

Dresden 1945.

Yesterday I met a veteran who served as an Army Air Corps pilot on a B-17 bomber. He is in his 90s. I spoke with him for about 45 minutes. 466 more words


July Wrap-Up

Happy August! Hopefully everyone is managing to stay cool in these hot summer months. Here is what I read in July.

  1. Bleak House by Charles Dickens…
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"Always Have... Always Will"

“All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist” (Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, 27) if that is true, or at least an interesting new thought, shouldn’t/can’t we take joy in things that have given us joy in the past? 138 more words



 An introduction – I read this book in two days, this is not me gloating this is one friend telling another friend; that’s you, that you can do this in two days. 236 more words