Category Archives: Commentary

Why do Squirrels Always Seem to Wait to Cross a Road Until a Car Comes By?

Squirrels: Counterphiles (lovers of fearful situations) or Just Plain Nuts? It’s a common sight when driving. You’re puttering along, minding your own business when, suddenly,  a squirrel decides that NOW is the best time to cross the road; right in front of … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: A Novel with Real Depth!

  Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions By Edwin Abbott Abbott Published by LibriVox Read by Ruth Golding The Story:  This is one of the many books that have been on my mountain of must-reads for a very long time. … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Alice in Blunderland: An Irridescent Dream By John Kendrick Bangs Published by LibriVox Read by Lars Rolander The Story:   I sometimes enjoy a good political satire, but this was not it. In my usual bit of fairness, once I … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: The Original Odd Couple.

  The Diaries of Adam & Eve: Translated by Mark Twain By Mark Twain Unabridged recording published by Fair Oaks Audio Read by Mandy Patinkin, Barbara Buckley and Walter Cronkite   The Story: Eve is a bright, endearing and inquisitive … Continue reading

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Observation: So, I See the World Ended Yesterday…

Observation: So, I See the World Ended Yesterday… That might explain the pounding in my head. It might have been that bottle of Scotch I downed after running out of rum and Bourbon, but I don’t think so. It has … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: This is the World of Commander McBragg!

Commentaries : On the Gallic War and On the Civil War By Gaius Julius Caesar Translated by Rex Warner Published by Audio Connoisseur (includes “Gaius Julius Caesar: a Brief Biography” by Henry Stewart Jones) Read by Charlton Griffin The Texts: … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: Trees! Why Did it Have to be Trees?

The Long Earth By Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter Published by Harper Audio Read by Michael Fenton-Stevens The Story: Sometimes collaborations can bring out the best of two authors and result in a product that really shines, and sometimes not … Continue reading

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