On Writing: Stephen King

January 1, 2021 Leave a comment

Writers Write Meme Gallery

Categories: Writers Write

Clear and Present Dangers……Virginia Woolf

January 25, 2021 Leave a comment

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

― Virginia Woolf

 

Sons of Liberty Flag

January 23, 2021 Leave a comment

January 20, 2021 — Sons of Liberty Flag

Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: The Day That Never Comes

January 22, 2021 Leave a comment
 
The Day That Never Comes (The Dublin Trilogy Book 2) by [Caimh McDonnell]
 
There is always trepidation when you start the sequel to a great first novel, A Man with One of Those Faces, book 1 of a 4-part “trilogy.” But Caimh McDonnell definitely pulls it off. Paul and Bridget are back, running a private investigation firm that is swirling the drain. Of course, it doesn’t help that they’re not speaking to one another. Bunny is strangely M.I.A., but he’s been replaced with Maggie, an incorrigible police dog. Great characters and loads of laughs along the way. Now on to Part 3. (5 of 5 Stars)
 

 

Categories: What I've Read

Kiss – Detroit Rock City – Live In Detroit, USA – 1984

January 20, 2021 Leave a comment

I feel uptight on a Saturday night
Nine o’ clock, the radio’s the only light
I hear my song and it pulls me through
Comes on strong, tells me what I got to do
I got to

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down
Everybody’s gonna leave their seat
You gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down
Everybody’s gonna leave their seat

Getting late
I just can’t wait
Ten o’clock and I know I gotta hit the road
First I drink, then I smoke
Start up the car, and I try to make the midnight show

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down
Everybody’s gonna leave their seat

Movin’ fast, doin’ 95
Hit top speed but I’m still movin’ much too slow
I feel so good, I’m so alive
I hear my song playin’ on the radio
It goes

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down
Everybody’s gonna leave their seat

You gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City

Twelve o’clock, I gotta rock
There’s a truck ahead, lights starin’ at my eyes
Oh my God, no time to turn
I got to laugh ’cause I know I’m gonna die
Why

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down

Get up
Everybody’s gonna move their feet
Get down

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

The Analects of Mudcat: Social Media

January 20, 2021 Leave a comment

“In the social media archipelago, it’s time to figure out which ones are Maui and which ones are Devil’s Island.”

~M.T. Bass


Clear and Present Dangers……Montesquieu

January 18, 2021 Leave a comment

“There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”

― Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu

Commodore Perry Battle Flag

January 16, 2021 Leave a comment

January 16, 2021 — Commodore Perry Battle Flag

Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: This Kind of War

January 15, 2021 Leave a comment
 
 
Now, I can find Korea on the map, but not much more. And here we have a book about the Korean War without any maps —or photos or graphic illustrations—whatsoever (in the Kindle version anyway), which made understanding the narrative of the battles difficult.  Sometimes Fehrenbach gets lost in the “fog of war” as he writes quite a bit about foxhole-level fighting. While important, it distracted from getting the big picture of the war.  Some of the author’s opinions were insightful and some left me scratching my head…again to the detriment of understanding history. (3 of 5 Stars)
 

 

Categories: What I've Read

Trace Adkins – “I Left Something Turned On At Home” [Live from Austin, TX]

January 13, 2021 Leave a comment
Well boys I hate to leave good company
But my baby just called me on the phone
And from the sound of her voice, I simply have no choice
I left something turned on at home

Well I just put a quarter in the jukebox
And it ain't halfway through my favorite song
But if I don't leave right now my whole place might burn down
'Cause I left something turned on at home

It ain't the stove, it ain't the heater
She's hotter and a whole lot sweeter
And all day long she's been there alone
Right now her arms are open, the house is probably smokin'
'Cause I left something turned on at home

Hey waitress could you cancel that order
But if it's too late I'll take it to go
Boys I gotta run 'fore somebody calls 911
'Cause I left something turned on at home

It ain't the stove, it ain't the heater
She's hotter and a whole lot sweeter
And all day long she's been there alone
Right now her arms are open, the house is probably smokin'
'Cause I left something turned on at home

Right now her arms are open, the house is probably smokin'
'Cause I left something turned on at home
Yeah I left something turned on at home
Categories: Verse & Lyrics

The Analects of Mudcat: A Good Story

January 13, 2021 Leave a comment

“Never let history get in the way of a good story.”

~M.T. Bass


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