Absurd Q #140: Are people REQUIRED to play golf when they become president?

It hit me this morning after reading someone's blog post from yesterday about Dump, pissed off about his cancelled NJ trip. I mean, I can see Dump liking golf... he can walk around as slow as he wants and it's a very stereotypical "rich guy" thing to do. But it hit me--I think every president … Continue reading Absurd Q #140: Are people REQUIRED to play golf when they become president?

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3), by George R. R. Martin

My Copy: 9780553573428 (image from bn.com) Well, it took me a couple of months to get through this one (I blame gardening and having to go back and re-read things because I had to set it down for a week). But then the past few days I had some time off I didn't expect. And … Continue reading A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3), by George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire #1), by George R.R. Martin

My Copy: 9780553593716 (image from bn.com) I was not planning to read this book yet. I hadn't even planned to buy it until last month because I wanted to get ALL the books before reading them one at a time. But seeing as how this book originally was published in 1996, and we're in 2020 … Continue reading Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire #1), by George R.R. Martin

The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (#4 of 4), edited by Paula Guran

My Copy: 9780762449378 (image from amazon.com) Part 1 review here. Part 2 review here. Part 3 review here. It turns out I miscounted the number of stories. There are only 27, not 28, so this last review of The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons will have only 6 short stories to review. This was … Continue reading The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (#4 of 4), edited by Paula Guran

The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

My Copy: 9780553278224 Mr. Bradbury's done excellent work, and I keep coming back to The Martian Chronicles when I just wanna read something short for the hell of it. Bradbury has a few miniature, practically stand-alone stories placed between arching stories, but the common thread is simple: humans can leave Earth and--like it or not--they're going … Continue reading The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

#003–Who the hell are guys, in their souped-up pickup trucks, trying to impress at 5 a.m.?

I used to be at the coffee shop a lot earlier on the weekdays. Just about every morning near 5 a.m., I would sip my coffee at the window, waiting for my food to come up, and see the traffic light on the feeder about 40 yards from me. The light turns green, and you see this souped up pickup truck just roar off, screeching tires and the big heavy engine sound and the pistons just thup-thup-thupthupthupthup-ing along super fast until it turns high pitched and zooms past the windows...