Mini Book Haul on a Saturday

It was Goodwill Half Price Saturday and I got some good ones.

Two hardback Charles Dickens novels, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, a Nonfiction history by John Gribbin of the last 500yrs of science thru the eyes and stories of The Scientists who’s discoveries have given shape to our modern world, and a tag-team novel by James Patterson and former President of the United States Bill Clinton, The President’s Plane is Missing.

I’m just started my next book in the Irish Country Villiage series by Patrick Taylor, An Irish Country Courtship, in advance of March’s Wales Read along, but I plan on reading at least the Patterson/Clinton novel before June. As for Dickens, they go on the classics shelf we have set apart in the reading nook in the back room. My hope is to start reading classics on a regular, in between others thru the year.

What are you reading? Why not drop a comment in the bucket down below. -mike


Late Valentine’s with my VALENTINE

With the rush around the holiday affectionately known to out household as Hallmark Day, we usually plan around it, either before or after. This year, we chose after. Hope all is well with you and yours this weekend.


My Reading in 2019

What I’m Reading

New Years require New Books to read, and maybe more than a few Older ones and even Classics along the way. On this page, as last year, I will post what I have read and what I’m currently reading with a picture on top of the page for currently reading. I will continue to try and review or preview them with blog posts as I go. Thank you all again for sticking with me in the Journey.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth (finished in January)
  2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (finished in january)
  3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (finished in january)
  4. Four by Veronica Roth (finished in January)
  5. The Archivist by Martha Cooley (finished in January)
  6. Breaking the Spell by Daniel Dennett (finished in February)
  7. An Irish Country Courtship by Patrick Taylor (finished in March)

These are my Read and Reading books for this year 2019. What are you reading this year?


Real Men Refuse to be Bullied by “Male Stereotyping” Anti-bullying Campaigns

Stop giving them what they want. Stop paying for your own enslavement. There are better, older and more traditional ways of shaving. Try DE Safety Razor or a Straight Razor with a Bowl and Brush. Much better, “Greener” and less expensive shave option than those plastic throw away multiblade cartridges.

The Best a Man Can Get is better than what they’re selling you.


February Black History Month: “I, too”

I, Too

Langston Hughes, 1902 1967

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"

They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

A reminder…

… that We are Stronger and Better together than driven apart. America is diverse and broad. America defies all restrictions and lables that those in political power, and those who want political power, use to divide and put us against each other.

We all are America. Let’s celebrate our Oneness in our Differences.