Ulysses S. Grant – An Archetype of American Leadership

The United States midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6.  If you have not already done so, you should review the candidates appearing on your ballot at http://www.vote411.org.  This website provides useful summaries of platforms and policy positions, in addition to highlighting those candidates who do not even bother to answer simple questions (automatic…

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Stephen King Writes Non-Fiction Too

Many may know this fact by now, but Stephen King, the decorated novelist, once wrote a non-fiction book.  Although I am fairly late to the game, considering he published On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft in 2000, I am happy to have finally discovered this gem. By way of disclaimer, this is the first…

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Review

What a delightful read.  I purchased this book at an independent bookstore in Austin, Texas (BookPeople).  Nothing about it screams Austin, nor does it have anything to do with Texas or the American south.  Far from it, in fact.  It is a story of a Frenchman who lives in Paris and owns a floating bookstore…

The Republican Kavanaugh Hypocrisy

I have not shied from voicing my displeasure toward the Republican Party as of late.  Too often in the past they've taken the moral high ground, particularly during the Clinton administration (where we discussed the President's sex life for 2 full years), only to smack themselves with hypocrisy once one of their own fails to…

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Father Time and King Felix

Felix Hernandez has always been one of my favorite ballplayers.  Ever since entering the Show in 2005 as a 19 year old, he has dominated Major League Baseball (MLB) hitters.  Most importantly, from a fan's perspective, he has remained loyal to the only team he has ever played for, the Seattle Mariners. That loyalty is…