Recently Read Books

  • A Delicate Truth- John Le Carre (fiction)
  • Perfect - Rachel Joyce (Fiction)
  • The Expats - Chris Pavone (Fiction)
  • An Event in Autumn - Henning Mankel (Fiction)
  • Winter in Madrid - C.J.Sansom (Fiction)
  • The Brothers - John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles - non-fiction
  • LIfe Among Giants - Bill Roorbach (Novel)
  • Empty Mansions - Bill Dedman (non-fiction)
  • Woodrow Wilson (non fiction)
  • Lawrence in Arabia (Non-Fiction)
  • In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helpren (Fiction)
  • Lesson in French - Hilary Reyl (fiction)
  • Unbroken- Laura Hillenbrand (Non-Fiction)
  • Venice, A New History- Thomas Madden - (Non- Fiction)
  • Life is a Gift - Tony Bennett Autobiography
  • The First Counsell - Brad Meltzer (Fiction)
  • 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)
  • Everybody was Young- (non-fiction Paris in the 1920's)
  • Scorpion - (non fiction US Supreme Court)
  • Supreme Power - Jeff Shesol (non-fiction)
  • 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)
  • Camelot's Court-Insider the Kennedy Whitehouse- Robert Dallek
  • Childe Hassam -Impressionist (a beautiful book of his paintings)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Random Thoughts

Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods are not friends.  When asked about Woods, Sergio responded with” I will have him over to dinner for fried chicken”.  Everyone knows this is a racial insult.  I have always thought Sergio was a baby, a whiner and a choker. Basically, I have always considered him a dick.  Now it appears he is a racist or is incredibly stupid or both. The European Professional Golfers Tour CEO, while trying to diffuse the issue and support Sergio stated that Sergio is not a racist he has lots of “colored” friends. Keep on talking boys.  Maybe say something about Asians, Native Americans and gays.

Wolf Blitzer of CNN was interviewing a female survivor of the Oklahoma tornado.  He said “I bet you thanked God for your survival.”  She hemmed and hawed before she said she was an atheist. Just because you live in Oklahoma and don’t have all of your own teeth, does not mean you are part of the religious right.

I just read a news article that stated that average IQ’s have declined in the last 100 years.  My guess for the reason of declining IQ's:   Fox News and reality TV shows.

Actor Brad Pitt said that he might have “face blindness” because he cannot remember people’s faces after meeting them.  According to the Lovely Sharon, I have a similar problem.  I have “dust” blindness and “clean the dirty toilet” blindness. I don’t seem to recognize that something needs that needs to be dusted or  toilets that need to be cleaned. I am trying to cure my malady by drinking red wine and watching TV.

Apparently in the most recent Star Wars movie, one of the female characters was walking around in her underwear for no good reason.  Apparently, she was in her skivvies for no reason related to the plot.  The producer of the movie has apologized for the gratuitous showing of female underwear.  I personally think all movies should be required to have a scene with at least one woman in her underwear.  For me the 1960’s classic war movie, The Longest Day would have been a much better movie if at least one woman in underwear was on Omaha Beach during the D Day landing.



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