Talks About Books

Libraries, to me, are like airports. You can find all kinds of books in there that will whisk you away to places you’ve never been, and the ideas you find in them can spur the imagination like no television show can. I went online the other day to see what’s been going on at the…
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From Disney To Rugrats

My middle daughter Kari texted us on Sunday to say that my grandsons Jake, 7, and Nixon, 5, are now devoted fans of the cartoon, “Rugrats.” I smiled. Rugrats is a show that Kari, herself, watched when she was a kid. That her kids can now access it through Netflix gives me a kick. Kari…
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Fantasy Can Bring Couples Together

Today is the day I participate in a fantasy football draft, and I’m only mildly interested. I haven’t been very successful in fantasy football seasons since I began drafting teams while still in my 20s — back before the days of computers, when our “commissioner” logged wins and losses and compiled statistics on paper. It was…
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Enough To Keep Me Busy

Here’s my latest book report: I am getting a little peculiar with my book reading these days; not with the kinds of books I read, but with the way I’m reading them. It used to be that I’d have one book at a time, and I’d wait until I finished it before I went looking…
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Drop The Kaepernick Blather, Already

ESPN continues to be hell-bent on shaming some NFL franchise into putting marginal quarterback and national anthem sittee Colin Kaepernick on its roster, going so far on Friday as to call every NFL owner a coward, or worse. So just once I’d like to see the following conversation between an ESPN broadcaster and an owner:…
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