About Me:
Small town Kentucky country boy lived all over the country. Currently in Ruskin, FL
About Me:
Small town Kentucky country boy lived all over the country. Currently in Ruskin, FL

Whistleblowers, Protests, Investigations, OH MY!

By: Friday October 24, 2014 1:30 pm

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Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Stephen R. Donaldson

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 7:00 pm

I first discovered Stephen R. Donaldson early in my days in Hawai’i. I first picked up his book The Illearth War one afternoon at the Base Exchange because of the interesting cover. It wasn’t until I got back to the barracks that I realized that it was the second of a fantasy series. After that, I went back to the Exchange and picked up the first, Lord Foul’s Bane and third, The Power That Preserves of the original Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

Pull Up a Chair: The Jackal’s Frederick Forsyth

By: Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00 am

Frederick Forsyth’s first novel, The Day of the Jackal was a New York Times best seller sensation and Edgar Award winner. I read it shortly after publication along with his next two novels. I’m not sure why I got away from reading his works, but it may have been as simple as just too many good books from too many other good authors.

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: George Plimpton

By: Saturday October 4, 2014 4:45 pm

George Plimpton just might have been the ultimate real-life Walter Mitty, an everyman fulfilling various fantasies on the sports field and elsewhere then living to tell the tale, no matter how bumbling his exploits may have been.

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By: Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00 am

While the NFL has gotten the lion’s share of publicity recently, the NBA and Major League Baseball are not immune from the problems. Sports Illustrated did this article about the NBA Domestic Violence policy a couple of days ago. It looks like Major League Baseball has started making some attempts at updating their policy as well, going from this article in July decrying their efforts to this from a couple of weeks ago on Joe Torre’s efforts to formulate a new policy for MLB.

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Tom Robbins

By: Saturday September 27, 2014 6:40 pm

I guess I’d have to call Tom Robbins’ work a bit of a guilty pleasure. His books are well-written but probably not to everyone’s taste. But since I do have a taste for some of the weirdness, Robbins is a fun read.

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street – Book Salon Preview

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 9:45 am

Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides [...]

Sunday Talking Heads – September 14, 2014

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 2:00 am

Minimalist Talking Heads today. WASHINGTON JOURNAL. O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, David Winston and Jim Manley, U.S. Senate, James M. Goldgeier, American University ABC’S THIS WEEK: ISIS with White House Chef of Staff Denis McDonough on latest Administration strategy for ISIS. Plus, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, discusses Hillary Clinton’s first trip to Iowa since the [...]

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