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Legends of Myself 98

98.  Highway 16 & Beyond, 1961:  A Journey Completed

There were no more stopovers after our stay in Hazelton.  I suppose on the next stretch of road my father ran out of people to drop in on.  1,137 more words


Marion Barry knows how you can have fun this weekend [photos]

Shoot. We’re sorry we missed this:

Costco….what a day! Thank you for a fabulous book signing. And many thanks to all of you who came out today.

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US Politics

Book Spotlight: Grace, Gold & Glory, My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford

I was faithfully supporting young Gabby Douglas during the 2012 Summer Olympics, from the time she was selected for the only guaranteed spot on Team USA, ’til the moment she made Olympic history as the first woman of color and African American gymnast to win the individual all-around gold. 319 more words

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A very normal post

Often this blog is very flippant and doesn’t take things seriously, hopefully readers understand that and don’t think I’m just some random angry little man with access to the internet (surely if I was I would be more active on Twitter). 566 more words


The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume Two 1920-1924, Virginia Woolf, Ed. Anne Oliver Bell

Paperback, 371 pages

Harcourt Brace 1978

I admit to not giving Virginia Woolf’s diaries the airing they deserve: while on holiday last August I read her husband’s selection of those entries concerned with her craft, and this second volume of her complete diaries covering 1920 to 1924 I have once again read while on holiday; meaning of course that my reading has been intermittent, desultory and distracted. 229 more words


'Dock Ellis and the LSD No No' by James Blagden

Ah! the experimental seventies! This funny short animated doc gives an account of what its like to play baseball under the influence of mind altering drugs. 29 more words


Book Spotlight: Marjane Satrapi

I had a stint reading graphic novels in high school. It all started when I was eyeing the Persepolis books by Marjane Satrapi in my school library, planning on reading them as soon as I was on break, only to open them and be utterly dismayed that they were comic books. 281 more words

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