Recently Read Books

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  • Perfect - Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
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  • An Event in Autumn - Henning Mankel (Fiction)
  • Winter in Madrid - C.J.Sansom (Fiction)
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  • Venice, A New History- Thomas Madden - (Non- Fiction)
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  • Destiny of the Republic - President James Garfield non-fiction by Candice Millard
  • The Last Lion (volume III)- William Manchester and Paul Reid (non-fiction, Winston Churchill)
  • Yellowstone Autumn -W.D. Wetherell (non-fiction about turning 55 and fishing in Yellowstone)
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  • Scorpion - (non fiction US Supreme Court)
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  • Zero day by David Baldacci ( I read all of Baldacci's Books)
  • Northwest Angle - William Kent Krueger (fiction - I have read 5 or 6 books by this author)
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  • Childe Hassam -Impressionist (a beautiful book of his paintings)

Saturday, March 24, 2012


It has been a quiet month.  I have not seen the Lovely Sharon for a month and I am not scheduled to hook up with her for a couple of more weeks.  The time apart is sometimes hard for me but I think she deals with it pretty well.  Friday through Sunday seem to be particularly quiet.  I read a lot and since the weather has been better, I have spent some time working in the yard.  I put on some jeans and a ball cap and put my Ipod on an arm band and listen to an audio book.  I just finished listening to Sideways.  Do you remember the movie? It is about a trip to the Santa Barbara wine country by two buddies.  The movie is good but the book is substantially better.  I really enjoyed listening to it.

During this quiet month in Utah I try to keep busy.  I have had two dinners with friends Norm and Terry.  They are dear and longtime friends.  Our conversations frequently concern politics and the economy.  Both Norm and Terry are well informed about national issues, and unlike most of my friends we agree on more than a few issues.  I also had a wonderful dinner at the home of good friends Rick and Kim.  A wonderful couple who I think invited me to give me something to do.  It was a lovely evening, good food and conversation.  I also had dinner at the home of one of one my dearest friends Monsignor Moore.  I have known Monsignor Moore for almost 10 years.  I love our conversations about history, politics and religion.  I also had a nice dinner with Lisa a friend of almost 40 years.  We have had an interesting history together, some nice and some tragic.  She is an impressive survivor.

I have played no golf for a month.  I have been very busy at work.  I do like my law practice.  It is challenging, interesting, and fulfilling.  I am always learning something.  I think I am a good problem solver and I think that is something that I bring to my clients.

 I have read 6 or 7 books in that last four weeks but have not listed many of them of them above. In addition to the books I have watched a whole slew of movies. 

So that is my last four weeks and my next two will likely be the same.

 I am currently reading a book about Afghanistan since 1979.  It has been 30 years of war.  We need to get out of that war.  Things will never change there and we are spending hundreds of millions of dollars for no good reason.  If it were up to me I would get us out of there immediately and spend those dollars here at home.

Well I better finish I am watching movie about Egypt.

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