Category Archives: Books

On this day in 1836.

The siege of the Alamo ended. I give you the best retelling of that event. The Ballad of Bowie Gizzardsbane Harsh that hearing for Houston the Raven: Foes had enfeebled the fortress at Bexar, Leaving it lacking and looted the … Continue reading

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TV and Movies

Maybe I’m getting burned out or perhaps I’m just getting more discriminating (picky) as I get older but there is damn-all little that I even want to try and watch on either the “Big” or “Little” screen. I’ve kind of … Continue reading

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Daily Cartoon Update

I’ve added two new cartoons to my daily reading and the sidebar. “Misfile” and “Brewster Rockit“. “Misfile” looks to have been started in 2006 and “Brewster Rockit” in 2004, this gives you lots of catching up to do.  I have … Continue reading

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What I’m reading. “A Taint in the Blood”

Meh…  “Darker then you Think” is better.  Read it first, for sure, then go read S M Stirling’s “The Peshawar Lancers” instead.  A much better book. Not sure that I will bother with any sequels unless I can get them … Continue reading

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So true. So very true.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity … Continue reading

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In a hundred years I doubt that it will be remembered.

But I finished “In Hero Years… I’m Dead.” by Michael Stackpole. Funny, somewhat original (it did remind me a bit of Evil Inc.   A web comic I follow) and worth reading just try to figure out who is who. … Continue reading

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Modern Books

I read. As ‘Oscar‘ Gordan said before he met Igli.. But I didn’t go to sleep. The truth is, I’ve got a monkey on my back, a habit worse than marijuana though not as expensive as heroin. I can stiff … Continue reading

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Something a little different. – Update

Stolen from “The Smallest Minority” who borrowed it from “Mostly Cajun“.   NPR’s Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books To follow the NPR (US National Public Radio) meme, copy this list, putting in Bold those you have read. 1. The Lord … Continue reading

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Rewriting history again.

Now they are trying to rewrite the history of the Alamo. But in his book, ‘Exodus from the Alamo,’ Dr Tucker painted a much less glamorous ending. Using recently discovered Mexican accounts of the battle, the historian wrote that the … Continue reading

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