On Writing: Timothy Ferriss

April 1, 2021 Leave a comment

Writers Write Meme Gallery

Categories: Writers Write

Clear and Present Dangers……Margaret Peterson Haddix

April 19, 2021 Leave a comment

“Bitter is a bad way to live.”

― Margaret Peterson Haddix





It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere Flag

April 17, 2021 Leave a comment

April 17, 2021 — “Not Playing by Their Rules Anymore.”


Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King–The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

April 16, 2021 Leave a comment


The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by [Walter R. Borneman]

Admiral Earnest T. King Elementary School is only two blocks from my building in Lorain, Ohio—where he was born and raised. And while I had heard of “Bull” Halsey and Chester Nimitz, Admirals King and Leahy were pretty much mysteries. I really didn’t know much about any of them, especially not like Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, and Patton. I’ve read bios of all the Generals, but nothing about the Admirals.
So, Walter Borneman’s book leads us through their lives prior to entry into the Naval Academy, their careers, World War II commands, and their deaths. The best part of the book is how he contrasts their very different individual personalities, as well as their interactions with other Admirals and Generals, particularly Douglas MacArthur. As much as I’ve read about World War II and all the sea battles in the Pacific, this book filled in a huge history hole in my understanding of the leadership on the Navy side of things. (5 of 5 Stars)

Categories: What I've Read

Clear and Present Dangers……Scott Turow

April 12, 2021 Leave a comment

“Like every other hypocrite alive, he was very good at applying unyielding standards to others.”

― Scott Turow





Appeal to Heaven Flag

April 10, 2021 Leave a comment

April 4, 2021 — Easter


Categories: Shaving the Yak

The Analects of Mudcat: Social Media

April 8, 2021 Leave a comment
“There is nothing as anti-social as social media.”
~M.T. Bass

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Facebook - Robert Skelley

Twitter - David Hoffman

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Clear and Present Dangers……Robert Bloch

April 5, 2021 Leave a comment

“We’re all not quite as sane as we pretend to be.”

― Robert Bloch





Bristol Motor Speedway Flag

April 4, 2021 Leave a comment

March 28, 2021 — Joey Logano Wins the Food City Dirt Race


Categories: Shaving the Yak

Clear and Present Dangers……Amelia E. Barr

March 29, 2021 Leave a comment

“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous”

― Amelia E. Barr





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