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Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

This Friday's song is "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies. This song was released in April 1972 just before I graduated from high school. Isn't this song everything you love about rock n' roll?
Transcendent by Craig Alanson

Latest Read — Transcendent

My latest read was Transcendent by Craig Alanson. This is book two of a three book series. It was another quick read. This is a simple continuation of the unfinished story in the first book. Let's see how Book Three wraps it up.

The Good Stuff — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's Song is "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney. Chesney is at his best when he is telling a story and he certainly does that with this song. It is a great reminder to remember what is truly important.
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Latest Read – Ascendant

My latest read was Ascendant by Craig Alanson. I read his much longer Expeditionary Force series over the past couple of years. I enjoyed his storytelling, writing style and humor, so I thought I would give it a try.
Annie's Song by John Denver

Annie’s Song — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Annie's Song" by John Denver. This is another song that will be fifty years old this year. Yes, that's fifty as in five zero (50), half a century my friends. There are lots of great love songs that will touch your heart. I have shared many that I like here. That said, if I had to pick one that, in four simple lines, expresses how I feel about my wife Teresa this one is it.
Shōgun on FX

Shōgun — What We Are Watching

We had watched the first episode of Shōgun on FX when it was first released last month. We enjoyed it, but some other things got in the way and we just got back to it this week. The storyline, characters, and setting were all pretty well done. Looks like a solid "watch list" recommendation so far.

Takin’ Care of Business — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive. It is just great "rock and roll" and shows that even things that are tough don't have to be filled with angst. You just need to be focused on "takin' care of business." Hope you enjoy!
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The Boat of a Million Years — Latest Read

My latest read was "The Boat of a Million Years" by Poul Anderson. The novel tells the story of the lives of group people who are immortal. It was an interesting concept, but I found it a pretty slow read till the last quarter of the book. Not sure it hooked me enough to put more Poul Anderson books on my virtual TBR shelf.
The Streak by Ray Stevens

The Streak — This Friday’s Song

I came across a post recently that talked about songs that are fifty years old this year (yup that's 50 years as in half a century my friend). There are some very memorable and culturally significant songs in the Billboard Hot 100 1974. Because of that, it was pretty hard picking a song out of the list. Recognizing its cultural significance and because it is just funny, I chose the song in the number 8 position on the Hot 100 list, "The Streak" by Ray Stevens for this Friday's song. Hope you enjoy!
Pensacola Florida

Visiting Pensacola

Teresa had to teach a class out in Pensacola this past week, so I offered to be the designated driver. We hadn't travelled since Labor Day, so we were both looking forward to the trip. We had a couple of great meals and some time together.
Your Song by Elton John

Your Song — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Your Song" by Elton John. I was a sophomore at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA when 'Your Song" was released in 1970. I think it is still my favorite Elton John song.
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's Song is "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by the Eurythmics. This song was released in January 1983. I was living in Houston and I remember playing and dancing to it a lot.