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More Than a Feeling by Boston

More Than A Feeling — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "More Than A Feeling" by Boston. This song was released in 1976 as the lead single on the band's debut album. I have lots of good memories from that time. I had taken a break from college and moved back to the North Shore of Boston the year before.
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Paradise by Craig Alanson — Latest Read

Just finished Paradise, Book 3 of the Expeditionary Force series by Craig Alanson. Alanson continues to leverage the success factors from the first two books, especially the "pithy" dialog between Joe and Skippy. Another light, fun summer read.
Wild Palomino by the Zac Brown Band

Wild Palomino — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Wild Palomino" by the Zac Brown Band. This version features Cody Johnson. He seemed to have lost his way personally and professionally over the past few years and it showed in his music. This song is the type of very personal, classic country ballad that made us fans. We hope is is the first of many more.
Beyond the Stars by Tami Neilson and Willie Nelson

Beyond the Stars — This Friday’s Song

This Friday’s song is “Beyond the Stars” by Tami Neilson. We discovered her a few weeks ago and have been exploring her catalog. This new song is one of my wife Teresa's favorites so far.
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Hostage Zero — Latest Read

My latest read was Hostage Zero by John Gilstrap. This is the second book in Gilstrap's Johnathan Graves series. Another fast paced, high suspense novel.
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Heaven’s Prisoners — Latest Read

Heaven’s Prisoners by James Lee Burke is the second novel in his Dave Robicheaux series. I read the first book, The Neon Rain, back at the beginning of the summer. Robicheaux is cut from the same mold as Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch. I like the character, but he definitely has his flaws.
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The Dark Hours — Latest Read

Just finished up The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly. This is the fourth book in the Renée Ballard series. Harry Bosch plays a "supporting" role. Pace is classic Connelly, but it is just not in the same class as his earlier books.

If I Can Dream — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "If I Can Dream" by Elvis Presley. This song was written just after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. Presley's performance was clearly from the heart and spoke to everyone.
James May: Our Man in Japan

James May: Our Man in Japan

The new James May travel series, James May: Our Man in Italy, just came up on Amazon Prime. We decided to go back and watch the first season from 2021, James May: Our Man in Japan. We have watched the first couple of episodes. We are enjoying it so far.