Q #149: What might Donald Trump do between Election Day & Inauguration Day?

77 days. 11 weeks. That's how far between Election Day and Inauguration Day. This post is a hypothetical because I've got every finger and toe crossed that Dump loses and Biden will be sworn in at noon on January 20th, 2021. I'm operating under that assumption for the next few hundred words. I'd like to … Continue reading Q #149: What might Donald Trump do between Election Day & Inauguration Day?

Too Much & Never Enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man, by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

My Copy: 9781982141462 (image from bn.com) I started reading this yesterday when I had nothing else to do during a power outage (as it's been hot as hell thanks to that hurricane passing by). I finished it a couple of hours ago, and had to think about how strange it was to read this book. … Continue reading Too Much & Never Enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man, by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

How an outwardly positive person can be infested with negative thoughts.

Yeah, after dwelling on weirdness that happened today (but I was too headachy to think about it much), this idea popped into my mind. Anybody I work with would call me a generally positive person, though I may let out a little steam when there's something frustrating going on. That's for one-on-one discussions whenever possible, … Continue reading How an outwardly positive person can be infested with negative thoughts.

Sophie Scholl & the White Rose, by Annette Dumbach & Jud Newborn

My Copy: 9781851685363 (image from bn.com) I've wanted to read this book for about a year, and when Beau of the Fifth Column mentioned Sophie as one of his heroes, I had a great incentive to go ahead and grab it off my shelf and start reading it. Sophie Scholl and the White Rose is … Continue reading Sophie Scholl & the White Rose, by Annette Dumbach & Jud Newborn

Barefoot Gen, vol. 3: Life After The Bomb, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)

My Copy: 9780867195941 (image from bn.com) Barefoot Gen, vol. 3 continues with Gen and his mother Kimie still trying to find a place for them away from Hiroshima until thing stabilize. Gen picks up a stray kid, one he'd mistaken for his little brother in the last book, and he becomes part of the family, … Continue reading Barefoot Gen, vol. 3: Life After The Bomb, by Keiji Nakazawa (trans. by Project Gen)

“The Tempest,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

As much as I've heard about this particular play, I'm not sure how I feel about it myself. Maybe it's just been a weird week and I'm not in the best place to really absorb it, but I guess it didn't really intrigue me as much as I thought it would. As The Tempest features … Continue reading “The Tempest,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

“Cymbeline,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

Cymbeline is a bit of an odd duck when it comes to stories about royalty, war, family, and marriage. I felt a lot like I was reading the first draft of several Disney fairy tale scripts, and/or a recycled mish-mash of Shakespeare's own earlier plays regarding fantasy and coincidence. There are some visuals in this … Continue reading “Cymbeline,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

“Pericles (A Reconstructed Text of Pericles, Prince of Tyre),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

NOTE: We're nearing the end of the book--just a few more plays to go. My water heater suddenly started pouring water out of an element panel and it took a few days for the cleanup, electrical tests, and replacement to be finished. I figured I'd play catch up to get the book reviews finished, but … Continue reading “Pericles (A Reconstructed Text of Pericles, Prince of Tyre),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Love’s Labour’s Won (A Brief Account),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

As much as I wanted to read and understand the plays when I was in school--and forced to learn Shakespeare--I'm having a bit of a tough time with enjoying any of them at the moment...especially this one Love's Labour's Lost is another comedic play, but more difficult for me to get into than The Comedy … Continue reading “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Love’s Labour’s Won (A Brief Account),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare