Monthly Archives: August 2006

Boys in the Band

Pulled the three vinyl albums shown above off the shelf and played them one after the other today. Probably decades since I last heard them. Mountain was one of the groups I enjoyed in my early teen record buying years. … Continue reading

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“I never complained that my birthday was overlooked; people were even surprised, with a touch of admiration, by my discretion on this subject. But the reason for my disinterestedness was even more discreet: I longed to be forgotten in order … Continue reading

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small world or something

My father served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. He never joined the local ‘American Legion’ or V.F.W. organizations and talked very little about his experiences as a sailor. After his death I went thru all his wartime … Continue reading

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today’s loot

Two vinyl record albums- Two CDs- ‘Dusty In Memphis’ (Deluxe Edition) ‘The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection’ Three paperback books- ‘On The Beach’/Nevil Shute ‘Catch-22’/Joseph Heller ‘Hair’

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so it begins

Friday after 5:00 PM. The “vacation” has officially started. Taking the entire week off. See you next Friday the 18th at Crossroads Coffee House in downtown Waxhaw. I’ll be the one sitting in the corner, sipping an extra-large mocha cappuccino … Continue reading

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The Conscience of a Conservative

For reasons now forgotten this book ended up on my “be-on-the-lookout-for” reading list. When I came across a copy for 60 cents recently I picked it up. Apart from the 15 page introduction by Pat Buchanan, Goldwater’s book is a … Continue reading

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what ever happened to ‘pyramid power’?

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A young Dutch architect has created a floating bed which hovers above the ground through magnetic force and comes with a price tag of 1.2 million euros ($1.54 million). Janjaap Ruijssenaars took inspiration for the bed — … Continue reading

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