Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Life - 9/10-1952 - 3/31/2008

My daughter, Carly, and blog-friend Lucy asked me to do a pictorial blog about my life. It was not easy to capture 55 years in one photo array.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Out of This World - 3/30/08

I took a walk last night
Beneath a clear and starry sky
I couldn’t help but wonder
As I surveyed the heavens high

As I gazed into the vastness
The unknown, endless sea
I marveled at the thought
Of beings looking back at me

Wordless Wednesday - 3/26/08

This is for the ladies. I did not have access to my computer on Wednesday so this is a bit tardy but worth a look.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday 13 - Favorite Books - 3/27/08

Thursday 13 – Thirteen of my favorite books. These are the first that surfaced to me. Many are lifetime favorites that I first read as an adolescent and still enjoy revisiting. There are some authors that are so much my favorite that I could not select one particular book and had to cheat. In those cases, I picked multiple books that came to mind. In the case of Heinlein, King, or Vonnegut, I could have made a Thursday 13 list of each of those authors. I also had to guard against selecting books that I might not have actually read, but saw the movie and thought I read it. Hey, I am getting old. Keep in mind that I read for entertainment. If I want to learn something I will go back to school. These are in no particular order.

The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

1984, Animal Farm – George Orwell

The Carpetbaggers – Harold Robbins

Shogun – James Clavell

Dune – Frank Herbert

The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

The Stand, It – Stephen King

Helter Skelter – Vincent Bugliosi

Stranger In a Strange Land, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, The Door Into Summer - Robert Heinlein

Farenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury

The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell To Arms – Ernest Hemingway