Category Archives: Books

Space Odyssey

I didn’t feel much like getting out of bed and over to work.  I did get dressed and went over to the office.  I finished reading the book “Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a … Continue reading

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Paul Simon: The Life

I finished reading Robert Hilburn’s book, “Paul Simon: The Life.”  It was a good book that will reveal a lot of things about Paul Simon’s music to you, although it feels like some important facts are missing because Art Garfunkel … Continue reading

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When We’re Singin’

I finished reading the book “When We’re Singin’” by Johnny Ray Miller.  It gave me a lot of information about the Partridge Family’s music, so it’s a good guide if you ever want to go back and listen to those … Continue reading

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Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film

I had a difficult time getting ready for my class. I had memories of my brother, whose life ended one year ago yesterday. I’m deeply sad to think about his grave out there in Orange County. I finished reading the … Continue reading

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Ito Junji no Neko Nikki: Yon & Mu

I had a morning of preparing statistics for the math department. Too many students are wallowing around not knowing the basics of the subject. I got into a discussion of movies with someone at work, and the topics were “Brooklyn,” … Continue reading

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In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way

I read news reports about red meat as the cause of cancer. The day at work was rather tiring because things went wrong, and some of the staff was missing. At a bus stop, I ran into a former student … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash: The Life

On CBS This Morning, the chef who visited was Jeff Mahir. He claimed to be good at math, but I was skeptical. His recipes were Slow-braised pork shank, roasted apples, celery root mash, mustard pork jus, Burrata, grilled grapes and … Continue reading

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