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Jan.24.2013
The San Francisco 49ers victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan on January 24, 1982, at first appeared to be just...
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Jan.24.2013
This is timeless Shakespearean drama, about a King and his three daughters, wrapped around corruption, betrayal and tragedy. It speaks to the power...
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Jan.25.2013
The San Francisco 49ers of the golden 1980s were a team of superlatives. Discussions can be had to “determine” whether they were the greatest dynasty...
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Jan.25.2013
This is a short book Ernest Hemingway wrote late in his life, during his Cuban years. The fisherman's struggle to bring his greatest catch ever, the...
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Feb.01.2013
The Old Testament tells the story of Lot’s wife, who, upon escaping from Sodom and Gomorrah, disobeys God by turning to observe the destroyed city....
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Feb.01.2013
George Orwell was a Socialist who came to see, in the years after Joe Stalin's crimes were known, that Communism was the new evil replacing Naziism...
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Feb.02.2013
For a book like this to have been written when it was, about and in the place it was, by a person of that timew and place, is nothing less than...
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Feb.03.2013
Cliché time: it is darkest just before the dawn. Richard Nixon: “To appreciate what it is like to be on the highest mountain top, one must tread...
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Feb.03.2013
There is no denying John Steinbeck's brilliance. I feel that his best work is "East of Eden", but "The Grapes of Wrath" is a monumental work,...
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Feb.04.2013
I made the decision that I was an educated person. As such, in order to be well read, there were certain books I needed to read. One of them is "...
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Mar.20.2012
They've done it at last. I'm probably the last person in America to hear of this, but they say they've developed a mind controlled skateboard. The...
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Mar.22.2012
I love maps. My favorites are old maps from before the Age of Discovery. The Internet and its plethora of maps is changing that.  The one...
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Mar.23.2012
My wife with one of Dr Linus Pauling's Nobel Prizes. She's the one standing on the right. I like how she looks. It's a good photo.
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Apr.02.2012
My wife and I saw The Hunger Games yesterday. I won't review the movie since there's probably a thousand reviews already out there. It was good...
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Apr.03.2012
What happened to my daylight? Where is my spring? They seemed to have departed again. Sitting in chilly dark, again, booting up the systems, '...
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Apr.07.2012
My mind amuses me. I suspect I also amuse it.  While going through some kind of throes of frustration, irritation and self-pity last week (which...
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Apr.12.2012
Fell asleep early and woke up hours later, hot in bed, restless. Drifted back to the office, back to editing, polishing, and flicked on the telly....
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Apr.20.2012
Debate is going on in Tennessee about sexual gateway activities, you know, those things that might cause matters to move on to actual sex. Like...
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Apr.26.2012
Rolling Stone Mag asks and answers the obvious question after Tupac's hologram was used 'in concert' last week:  whose hologram do you want to...
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Apr.30.2012
Rachelle Gardner posted about what writers other halves should know. She was responding to a question from Ruth, a writer, whose husband has a hard...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.