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I'd like to share what I know about: Books, Popular Music, Politics, Baseball, History

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I guess I would qualify as a frustrated writer.  My work requires very little writing and so since 1999 I have been writing reviews on non-fiction books and anthology CD's on amazon.com.  I never could get into fiction.  To my way of thinking the real world is so much more interesting!  I enjoy books on history, more

Reviews
Keeping Up Appearances: The Full Bouquet
Everybody loved Lucy in the 1950s. There can be no denying that Lucille Ball was a master at her craft  and the preeminent physical comedienne of her day.  I was quite certain that …
reviewed Chris Christie. February 17, 2011
Chris Christie
Such was the pledge made by the newly elected Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie in his inaugural address on January 13, 2010.  Chris Christie is a Republican attempting to affect meaningful change …
reviewed Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve W.... June 19, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve Winwood
He had an incredibly soulful voice and was an exceptionally gifted musician to boot.  Young "Stevie" Winwood as he was known back then was just 18 years old when the Spencer Davis Group …
reviewed Economics 101: Why you should support.... February 10, 2010
Economics 101: Why you should support local businesses.
For as long as I can remember I have always had a soft spot in my heart for locally-owned businesses.  I make it my business to support them whenever I can.  This is something …
reviewed Personal Ads. January 11, 2010
Personal Ads
I have heard the same complaint since I was a teenager many moons ago.  For a great many people it is extremely difficult to meet members of the opposite sex.  Certainly there are those …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Muhammad Ali. Yesterday
Muhammed Ali
I read this morning that he has been hospitalized in his hometown of Louisville with a mild case of pneumonia. Please keep him in your prayers.
posted a Quick Tip about Museum of Russian Icons. Last Monday
Museum of Russian Icons
Have visited this museum now on four seperate occasions. This place is at once peaceful and awe inspiring. A great take for history buffs and people of faith. I would highly recommend it.
posted a Quick Tip about Johnny Rivers. December 06
Johnny Rivers
An very underrated singer/songwriter and record producer who has thus far been overlooked by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I believe the man deserves serious consideration!
posted a Quick Tip about Blue Jasmine. October 31, 2013
'Blue Jasmine' starring Cate Blanchett
A bit too depressing for my taste but I agree with reviewer 2_TwoJewsOnFilm that Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar-worthy performance here. You simply cannot take your eyes off her in this film.
posted a Quick Tip about Boston Red Sox. October 29, 2013
Red Sox 1
Although they have not been hitting a lick (save for David Ortiz) this Red Sox team finds a way to win. They now have a chance to win their first World Championship at Fenway since 1918. Go Red Sox!!
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Latest Lists
created a list. October 17, 2011
posted in Music Matters
In recognition of Paul Simon's 70th birthday I am presenting a list of my all-time favorite Paul SImon penned tunes. Quite a few of them are from his …
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Hazy Shade Of Winter Hearts and Bones Homeward Bound Late In The Evening
created a list. October 01, 2011
When people are and about and have a hankering for a snack there is a pretty fair chance that they will stop at the next convenience store they come upon. …
Doritos Drake's Ring Dings Nestle King-sized Drumstick Nestle Crunch Ice Cream Sandwiches
created a list. July 10, 2011
As the space shuttle embarks on its final mission I thought it might be interesting to reflect on some of the benefical technologies developed by NASA …
Cordless tools Smoke detector Water filter Memory foam Scratch-resistant lenses
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March 03, 2011
Hey Paul, a hearty congratulations on your well-deserved take home of the Lifetime Achievement Award! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful and thoughtful reviews and lists with the world :)
 
March 03, 2011
Congrats on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award, Paul! Excellent job!
 
June 17, 2010
Hey Paul.  At lunch today this made me think of you... and it made me kinda thirsty.  I've never tried the beer before... you and i will both need to try it and review in The Beer Snob community!
 
May 13, 2010
Thanks for rejoining Cafe Libri Reading Community, Paul! Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to reading your reviews! 
 
March 31, 2010
Hi Paul! I was just thinking of you, I hope your family and your home are fine, looks like RI got the worst of it. This is the one time I can say I'm glad I don't have a basement! :)
 
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