Clear and Present Dangers……Kerry Greenwood

May 17, 2021 Leave a comment

“If you are not scared then there is no merit in being brave.”

 Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood welcomed The Garret into her home.





Green Mountain Boys Flag

May 15, 2021 Leave a comment

May 10, 1775 — Fort Ticonderoga captured by Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold and the Green Mountain Boys


Categories: Shaving the Yak

The Analects of Mudcat: The Absent Minded

May 13, 2021 Leave a comment
“When the absent-minded get Alzheimer’s, do they start to remember stuff?”
~M.T. Bass






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Clear and Present Dangers……John Scalzi

May 10, 2021 Leave a comment

“It’s hard to sell the official story to people who can see things for themselves.”

― John Scalzi





U.S. Navy Flag

May 4-8, 1942 — The Battle of the Coral Sea


Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War


Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by [Karl Marlantes]

Matterhorn wasn’t quite up to my expectations. It seems a fairly accurate portrayal of Marine infantrymen in Vietnam, but it was long–a bit too long. And it became a bit repetitive. Lt. Mellas was an okay hero. He certainly “grew” during the story, but his early yearning to seek out battlefield glory put me off. At the end, having a fake fragging before the final real one diluted the ending of the story for me. (3 of 5 Stars)

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On Writing: E.L. Doctorow

Writers Write Meme Gallery

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Clear and Present Dangers……May Sarton

“Most people have to talk so they won’t hear.”

― May Sarton





Pirate Flag

April 19, 1775 — In honor of the shot heard around the world.


Categories: Shaving the Yak

Clear and Present Dangers……Bernard Malamud

April 26, 2021 Leave a comment

“There are no wrong books. What’s wrong is the fear of them.”

― Bernard Malamud





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