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Monday, May 26, 2008

THE TAXI MAN Writes a Book

"No One KnowsWhat It's Like To Be The Cab Man" I ordered my copy from but you can also get it in Sussex County NJ at the Highland Lakes General Store and at Annies Books in Sussex. APRIL Story in the NJ Herald. There is adult content and strong language. Meyer may miss a lot of potential market by presenting his observations on life with complete lack of PC and with a strong dose of gutter language. He could have used an editor to check out some spelling. And there is room for a little better organization of thought. On the other hand, for the daring soul - this book will give you a good dose of human psychology behind the veil of proper society. Even with some grammatical and organizational shortcomings - his first person narrative is a smooth and fun read. Avoid giving a copy to your pastor as a gift - and certainly not to his wife! Meyer truly takes the narrative below the belt. Be warned. His narrative might find a great audience as a serial in some magazine like "Rolling Stone".

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sparta Students Interview Veterans

Interesting interview with students following their veteran interview project. Patrick Higgins Blog.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Miscellaneous musings...

This is from Tom Richarme
Recently completed readings of three Lincoln related books:
The Age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon Burton
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation by Allen C. Guelzo
Act of Justice--Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War
by Carnahan, Burrus M.
If you run out of things to do with your life they make an interesting trilogy. Am about to begin Stephen E. Ambrose's Nothing Like It In The World-The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad. Ambrose is really an excellent writer, as well as historian.

I plan on retiring from my so called (work) life here at the end of May, so I will have time to read the 20 history books that I still have in a pile from my History Book Club days-in the words of Sandra's grandfather, Mr. Pat Faulkner of Commerce Georgia still ringing in my ears: "boy, if you really don't need it, it don't matter what its on sale for!" (words of wisdom that I still struggle to adopt-but then again, he would be the ruination of our consumer economy). Posted to