Weekly Recap – March 27th, 2015

It’s Friday! On top of that, it’s a real, honest to goodness Friday…not one of those artificial Fridays that promises relaxation only to deliver a weekend in the office. I don’t mean to complain too much since my boss is good about compensating the extra work, but it’s nice to get a real weekend back. Of […]
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Book Review – How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

A reader’s imagination is the act of one creative intelligence engaging another. With How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster does a commendable job of introducing “surface readers” to a more fruitful type of reading. Foster is, surprise(!), an English professor and decades of student interaction inspired him to write this book. […]
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Police Blotter #9 – Let’s Iron This Out

  -Phillip

Weekly Recap – March 20th, 2015

Nothing much in the way of excitement and derring-do this week, other than Angus experiencing a swimming pool for the first time. He actually did quite well. Work’s been hectic, but what’s new? I’m still getting a lot of things done. Expect a couple more book reviews over the coming weeks as I’ve wrapped up How to […]
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Book Review – Prometheus Bound and Other Plays by Aeschylus

Is it not clear we must think deeply, or perish? I’ve never been one to watch plays, let alone read them. I was a kid who grew up entertained by the boob-tube and video games. In my youthful mind, I couldn’t have told you which was the harsher punishment – being forced to sit through a “boring old” play or […]
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Police Blotter #8 – Abby Normal

  -Phillip

Weekly Recap – March 13th, 2015

If I can digress before I even have something to digress from, there’s a section in David Allen’s Getting Things Done that talks about the idea of “collaborative cultures,” the whole “there is no ‘I’ in team” mentality, and how it can hinder problem-solving. Why? Because no one is individually responsible for getting something done. That pretty […]
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Police Blotter #7 – I Can See My House From Here

  -Phillip

Weekly Recap – March 6th, 2015

As you can see from the photos, Angus has reached another milestone, or I should say we’re trying to get him there, but he’s not sold on this rice cereal stuff. I’m pretty sure I make those same faces when it comes to Brussels sprouts (just kidding, I honestly love Brussels sprouts..a little Parmesan cheese and […]
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Book Review – Cujo by Stephen King

The world was full of monsters, and they were all allowed to bite the innocent and the unwary. As with many of Stephen King’s books, Cujo opens on a peculiar darkness enveloping a small town in Maine. From the first page, we’re told that ten years ago, a bad cop named Frank Dodd terrorized Castle Rock. He had […]
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