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Former President Trump Pours Scorn On Book

Former President Trump said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Miley should be court-martialed if it’s true that, as reported, Milley thought Trump would orchestrate a coup.  Trump’s latest angst comes against the backdrop of a book titled, “I Alone Can Fix It,” by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker. Excerpt from the book charged that Milley believed Trump would try to stay […]

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Bill Gates Releases His Summer Read For 2021

William Henry Gates III, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist, recently announced his summer reading list for 2021. In a blog post announcing the list, Gates wrote, “When I finish one book and am deciding what to read next, there usually isn’t always rhyme or reason to what I pick. Sometimes I’ll read one […]

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“Murphy’s Law” — A Treat For Summer!

Are you looking for something worthwhile to read this summer? I have the perfect book just for you.  “Murphy’s Law” is the first in a series of 17 mystery novels written by Rhys Bowen, the author of the Anthony Award- and Agatha Award-winning Molly Murphy Mysteries. We meet Molly Murphy, a no-nonsense, feisty, redhead Irishwoman from Ballykillin, County Mayo. Today, […]

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The Search For God At Harvard

The novel titled, The Search For God At Harvard by Ari L. Goldman is not only inspirational but also educational. The following is Dallas Librarian Catherine Ritchie’s take on this book: In 1985, New York Times religion reporter Goldman – currently a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University – was granted leave to take a year of classes at Harvard […]

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The Year Of Ice

Brian Malloy’s acclaimed debut novel titled, The Year Of The Ice has its setting in Minneapolis in the late 70s. This book is a story of a painfully revealing year, threatening to shatter the tenuous bonds between a father and his teenage son. Teenager Kevin, our narrator, is coping with the recent death of his mother in a car accident […]

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Hidden Love

Oh, how I wish to hold you in my arms And protect you from all fears and harms Although you are far away I pray to be with you night and day   I love you my dear And there’s a lot I’d like to share Red roses, wine, and candlelight dinner too And to look you in the eye […]

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Former U.S. President Obama Shares Favorites

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is again sharing his annual lists of favorites. “This has become a fun little tradition for me, and I hope it is for you, too,” Obama noted. “This year’s list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to one of […]

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Life Is Not Always A Dream

I dreamed, I slept Or maybe I dreamt that I slept. Is life such a chore That even guiltless pleasures are hampered by innocuous thoughts? After all, isn’t that what dreams are, Innocent thoughts that we remember or wished were true, Like the love that got away. Or the one that didn’t. But then again Either could be a nightmare. […]

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Doctor Do Little

I’m so sorry, the younger intern began… The prognosis was simple, and, once delivered, these young medical genii delivered the news with the prerequisite feigned humility, faces down, eyes withdrawn, voices low. It seems to be a brain injury, the older intern stated. Possibly an occlusion of the right interior carotid that’s causing a stroke, the younger intern chimed in. […]