Melky Cabrera Banned For Testosterone Use

Aug 23, 2012
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Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been one of the positive stories of 2012, building upon a solid 2011 season with another good season.  A $50 million contract extension was within grasp.  Then he got caught using synthetic testosterone and face a 50 game suspension.  Even if the Giants were to make the playoffs – a […]

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What Is The Impact Of Akin’s Rape Comments?

Aug 21, 2012
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The Missouri Senate seat held by Claire McCaskill was one being targeted by the Republicans this election.  Missouri historically is a swing state, McCaskill narrowly won in 2006, and she had been dogged by issues related to use of a private plane, including allegations that she failed to pay $280,000 in property taxes on the […]

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Random Thoughts

Aug 16, 2012
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Crunchy doesn’t have an article today.  She does, however, have a new baby boy.  He was born yesterday morning.  That’s 4 little boys in her house now … I don’t feel like writing an article about one particular thought this week, so I’ll bounce around a bit. Olympics I didn’t get the chance to watch […]

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What Is Mitt Romney Hiding?

Aug 07, 2012
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Harry Reid is saying that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes in past years.  Romney has released his 2010 tax return and will release the 2011 return when it is ready – but that’s a far cry from the 12 years of tax returns that his father released when George Romney ran for president. Republican leaders […]

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Book Review: The Brahms Deception

Aug 01, 2012
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It takes a good author to get me to read a book on a topic that doesn’t particularly interest me.  Louise Marley accomplishes this feat with her book The Brahms Deception.  While my eclectic music collection does contain a handful of album of classical music, it’s usually an afterthought – and when I do listen […]

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Sneak Peek At My Book

Jul 27, 2012
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Many of your know that I’ve been working on a serial killer novel for a while now (and it’s very far from finished).  Until this point, I’ve shared the writing with almost nobody.  However, today I’ll tease you with the prologue for my novel, Casting Stones.   Prologue: Practice When she regained consciousness this time, […]

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What Was Penn State’s Punishment?

Jul 25, 2012
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There has been plenty of chatter about the punishment the NCAA meted out on Penn State.  Did it go too far – or not far enough?  There are strong opinions on both sides.  I won’t get into that discussion in this article (although the topic is likely to be raised in the comments section) but […]

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Water For Elephants

Jul 18, 2012
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The first time I started reading Water for Elephants, I put it down after about a dozen pages.  It didn’t grab me, so I stopped reading and went to something else.  Then I decided to give it another chance and quickly finished it. Plot The story in set in the 1931 and follows Jacob as he runs […]

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What Are You Reading?

Jul 13, 2012
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I’ve had my Kindle out quite a bit lately, and I’ve found some pockets of time in which to read.  Here’s a rundown of my past, present, and future reading. Past I’ve written about my favorite author, Lawrence Block, on many occassions.  He’s primary a mystery writer, but he also writes a monthly column for […]

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Can Tim Lincecum Be Fixed?

Jul 09, 2012
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Tim Lincecum One of the most starting occurrences of the first half of the baseball season has been the fall of Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum.  Licecum won the Cy Young award in 2008 and 2009 and finished in the top 10 in Cy Young balloting the last two years.  This year, he has been absolutely […]

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