Review: New Pompeii (Daniel Godfrey)

Jun 13, 2016
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Daniel Godfrey’s New Pompeii for review purposes. A quick glance at the book’s synopsis had me hooked.  A company has found a way to bring people from the past forward through time and land them in the present day.  Their biggest challenge so far was to rescue the population […]

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Budget Tablet: HP 10 G2 (Android 5)

May 26, 2016
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I recently decided to buy a tablet.  I’ve thought about it in the past, but recently received a financial award at work and decided to spend a (small) chunk of it on myself and save the rest. We do already have some tablets in the house: A Kindle Fire 1st generation – Fewer and fewer […]

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Back from the dead

Apr 29, 2016
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Things have been very quiet around here lately, mostly because work had been consuming my life for the year or so.  The good news is that my work hours have now dropped off significantly (to 40ish, down from 65 or 70 recently).  That should give me quite a bit more time to write. I’m probably […]

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The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons (Review)

Aug 12, 2014
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Late late year I (along with several others) was contacted by the publicist for my favorite author, Lawrence Block.  Would I like to receive an Advance Review Copy of his forthcoming book.  Absolutely!  I’d read the book and then write a review soon after. Life got in the way, as it tends to do.  Winter […]

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Is The Government Hiding Link Between Vaccines and Autism?

May 19, 2014
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Keith Law is a baseball writer for ESPN who focuses primarily on prospects (players not yet in the Major Leagues).  He’s also a bit of an anti-Jenny McCarthy, never missing a chance to point out studies that show no link between childhood vaccines and autism. Reading the responses to his tweets is often, um, educational. […]

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How Hard is 300 wins? Ask King Felix.

Apr 14, 2014
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300 wins and 3000 hits have long been the benchmarks for a hall of fame player.  Hit well enough, hit high enough in the order, play enough years, and avoid taking a lot of walks, and a hitter can reach 3000 hits without much help from his teammates.  It is a largely team-independent stat.  The […]

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Hall of Fame Reactions

Jan 09, 2014
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On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers of America (BBWAA) announced the 2014 Hall of Fame class. The inductees are: Greg Maddux – Maddux is the winningest living pitcher, with 355 wins.  He won four straight Cy Young awards, was almost always in the conversation as one of the top five pitchers in any given year, mentored […]

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