Journal

Total Mayhem — Latest Read

My latest read was Total Mayhem by John Gilstrap. This is the 11th book in the Jonathan Grave series. This one does dramatically "up the ante" on the extralegal plotline and the action level is pretty intense.
Go Rest High on That Mountain Home Free

Go Rest High on That Mountain

This Friday's song is "Go Rest High on That Mountain" performed by Home Free. This cover of Vince Gill's 1995 classic seemed like the perfect choice for the Memorial Day weekend. As you enjoy the holiday weekend, remember to take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens.

Cuba: An American History—Another Disappointment

I added Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer to my reading list to get a deeper understanding of the history of my wife's birthplace. The over-the-top nature of the book blurb, the reviews and endorsements indicated that the book would probably turn out to be yet another progressive critique of American foreign policy. Despite that, I held out hope that the author would hold her personal biases in check and that most of the book would be an objective historical analysis of five hundred years of Cuban history. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment.
Desperado The Eagles

Desperado – This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Desperado" by the Eagles. This song was written by was written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley. It was released in April 1973. I was a freshman in college when this was released. It has always been one of my favorite songs by the Eagles.

We Got Very Lucky

Intense weather is often a fact of life here in Florida. We experienced that when three tornados hit the Tallahassee area last Friday. One person lost their life and there was extensive damage. We got very lucky. We had some tree damage and minor damage to our home.
Forever To Me Cole Swindell

Forever To Me — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Forever To Me" by Cole Swindell. This song is for my wife Teresa who was always my "meant to be". As the line in this great song goes, "I might've gave her the diamond, but she gave forever to me, yeah, she gave forever to me..." Happy Mother's Day my darling. Thank you for saying yes and giving forever to me.
Shōgun was a Disappointment

Shōgun was a Disappointment

My wife and I recently finished the FX series Shōgun. The launch publicity and industry hype all promised a memorable viewing experience. Unfortunately, we came away disappointed.
Thank You for the Birthday Wishes

One More Trip Around The Sun

Celebrated "one more trip around the sun" yesterday. As usual, my wonderful wife spoiled me with a delicious meal. I want to thank her for making me feel like "the king of the world" as she always does. I also wanted to thank all of the family and friends who took the time to reach out to wish me a happy birthday. It always means a lot.
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Death on the Beach — Latest Read

My latest read was Death on the Beach by Steph Broadribb. This is the third book in the Retired Detective Club series. All three books are quick, light summer reads.
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Death Rocks — Latest Read

My latest read was Death Rocks by LJ Ross. This is book 21 in the DCI Ryan Mysteries series. I read Holy Island, the first book in the series, back in 2019. This was another quick, enjoyable read.