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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

I’ve started reading the Pulitzer Prize winning Freedom From Fear by David M. Kennedy. It is a part of the Oxford History of the United states covering 1929 – 1945. I thought it would be interesting to read it prior to reading David Halberstam’s The Fifties. I am so glad I did; this book is fascinating. This …

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Our master bathroom remodel is getting underway. As remodels go it isn’t very extensive. We are getting new cabinets, countertops, and sinks. The shower and bathtub are fine so aren’t getting tossed. The cabinets were definitely showing their age. The new cabinets will be about 3″ higher. Here are some pictures of “before” With that …

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September 2009 Going back through my Bento database I figured I could get caught up on my book reports for the past year. Author: H.G. BissingerPages: 366Publisher: Da Capo PressFinished: September 12, 2009Rating: **** Dang, I was lazy and didn’t write a review in my Bento database so now I’ll have to remember! I know I …

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I just finished 6 early Jeeves and Wooster short stories, the last being Jeeves Takes Charge first published in 1925. In this story he is staying at his Uncle Willoughby’s place in Shropshire. Bertie has just hired Jeeves after having sacked Meadowes, his earlier gentlman’s gentleman,  upon finding out he was a kleptomaniac. Bertie is engaged …

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