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Christmas reads

I’ve added parts of three books into this year’s tally. I was still grappling with King’s The Institute, before eclipsing two new bestsellers. The first was John Grisham’s latest, The Guardians. Connelly’s The Night Fire was next. Both of these … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving twenty-nineteen

I must admit that I had limited ideas for this week’s post. I was prepared to move forward altogether when I sighted pictures of my relatives in North America. I just need a sliver of daylight to be inspired. I … Continue reading

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Heroes revisited

Around this time thirteen years ago, Heroes was one of the top shows on telly. In the age before unlimited data and streaming services, the programme became a hit among younger audiences. At its core, Heroes dealt with ordinary people … Continue reading

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What If –

This is a tribute to that olden British writer, Rudyard Kipling. His poem was originally titled ‘If – ‘ and was dedicated to the son of a friend. We studied this in high school and each wrote our own versions … Continue reading

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On this day…

On this day in 1969, Sesame Street premiered on PBS TV. The show would become a classic that soared at the Emmy’s, winning many a kid’s heart along the way. When I was a boy, we had few of the … Continue reading

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Narcos reviewed

I’ve been watching Narcos on and off since late last year. I’ve managed to get to the middle of the third and final season. The series is notable for canvasing the war on drugs. Focus is on Colombian narco operations, … Continue reading

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Spring reads

This marks the ninth week since my last reading list. Since then, I have done four novels. I started off with Fractured (Slaughter), dealt with Good Girl Bad Girl (Robotham), dissected two Connelly’s, before finally chipping away at The Institute … Continue reading

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