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Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly

Resurrection Walk — Latest Read

My latest read was Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly. This is the latest release in Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series. It also does feature Harry Bosch. It does follow Connelly's proven formula for his novels. It was an ok read, but really nothing memorable.
Death at Paradise Palms

Death at Paradise Palms

My latest read was Death at Paradise Palms by Steph Broadribb. This is the second book in Broadribb's The Retired Detectives Club series. This is very much a "Father Brown-Sister Boniface" style story, so it's a quick, easy read.
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Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

This Friday's song is "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by David Lee Murphy. It has been a couple of pretty tough months for our family. We did get to bring my mother-in-law Aida home from her second hospitalization in two months this past Sunday, so maybe "everything's gonna be alright."
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In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead

My latest read was "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead" by James Lee Burke. This is book six in the Dave Robicheaux series. This story is structured like many of the earlier Robicheaux stories, but Burke adds an engaging phycological/spiritual aspect to this story.
Ground Ops Roastery and Bakehouse Tallahassee

Ground Ops for Sunday sweets!

One of our favorite new places in Tallahassee is Ground Ops Roastery and Bakehouse. This new coffeehouse and bakery is located at the Intersection of Monroe and Thomasville Rd. Definitely worth swinging by for a coffee and pastry if you haven't tried them yet.

Aftermath — Latest Read

My latest read was Aftermath by Craig Alanson. This is Book 16 in Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. It was just released on December 13, 2023. The prior book, Failure Mode, was supposed to be the last book in the series. When Alenson announced there would be a book 16 earlier this year, I was afraid it would be an attempt to "wrap up" the series like the disappointing last episode of the Game Of Thrones series on HBO. Fortunately, this was not that.
The Road You Leave Behind by David Lee Murphy

The Road You Leave Behind — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "The Road You Leave Behind" by David Lee Murphy. This song was released in July 1996. It seemed a good reminder this first week of a new year to pay it forward and help out your fellow man because that act of goodwill might just come back around.
Auld Lang Syne by Rod Stewart

Auld Lang Syne — This Friday Song

This Friday's song is "Auld Lang Syne" performed by Rod Stewart. This was filmed at Stirling Castle in 2012. Twenty Twenty Three has been a very difficult year for our family and for many others we know. Hopefully 2024 will bring better.
Nutcracker Drone Show

Christmas Drone Show — Wicked Cool

Our latest find was a brilliant 1,499-Christmas drone show retelling the Nutcracker ballet. This set two Guinness World Records. It is definitely wicked cool. Merry Christmas!
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Final Target — Latest Read

My latest read was Final Target by John Gilstrap. This story is centered on the Rescue of a kidnapped DEA agent in Mexico. Like the earlier books, things get complicated. This was another fast, enjoyable read.
Tenebrae Choir

In the Bleak Midwinter

This Friday's song is "In the Bleak Midwinter" performed by the Tenebrae Choir. This has become one of my favorite Christmas hymns. From our family to yours, we wish you a blessed and happy Christmas.