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Book Review: Terror of the Autumn Skies

September 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Besides Waldo Pepper, Rickenbacker, Richthofen and Brown are the only pilot names that come to mind from World War I.  So, learning about America’s very first Ace of Aces, who was also the first aviator to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, was  a great discovery for me as a pilot and a history buff.  Luke’s missions against German observation balloons also revealed aspects of the air war over the trenches I had never known.   (4 of 5 Stars)

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Categories: What I've Read

Bringing up Baby … Food

September 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Jay Spencer Green

CockaHoopEvil Incarnate

What is actually going on in your toddler’s little head when she shoves peas in her ear, guzzles bathwater, or strips naked in the cinema? We asked our resident child psychology expert, Friedrich Nietzsche, author of Ecce HomoTwilight of the Idols, and Superkids: Raising Your Child in the Shadow of an Absent God, to give us some insight into your children’s thought processes and to offer some advice on how to respond.

Quirky behaviour: Taking off her clothes anytime, anywhere.

Toddlers love being in their birthday suit, as Hilary McStott knows all too well. “My kids start stripping the minute I’ve finished dressing them,” says the mom from Camberwell. “They’ll actually leave a trail of clothes from their bedroom to the playground. It’s like they’re competing to see who can get naked the fastest!”

Friedrich Nietzsche says: To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance…

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Clear and Present Dangers……Theodore Roosevelt

September 11, 2017 Leave a comment

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Bennington Flag

September 9, 2017 Leave a comment

September 3, 1783 — The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.


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Book Review: Yellow Ribbon (Dev Haskell Mystery, #11)

September 8, 2017 Leave a comment

Not so much a whodunit as a “when-will-it-end” kind of story, I didn’t enjoy this installment as much as I did Last Shot.  Dev is a likeable character, but the running gag about his appearance wore thin after a while, kind of like the plot.  It’s not bad, but with sixteen other books in the series, I would read this one last.  (3 of 5 Stars)

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Categories: What I've Read

Inventive and Hilarious 3D Paper Cuts

September 6, 2017 Leave a comment

On Writing: Kevin Dockery

September 4, 2017 Leave a comment
Categories: Writers Write
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