Archive for July, 2004

Grant Comes East

By From • Jul 31st, 2004 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Lee won Gettysburg. Then he crushed the Army of the Potomac at Union Mills. Now Lee sits on the doorstep of Washington DC, just three short miles from capturing the Union capital and ending the war.
Fiction (obviously), but very well written and entert…

John Mellencamp – Rough Harvest

By From • Jul 23rd, 2004 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

This was one of those ” I owe my old record company another album record,” but it actually come off quite well. Mellencamp took some of his favorites and redid them with the current band in a mostly stripped down style. It’s sort of a John Mellencamp u…

Baseball and Reading

By From • Jul 12th, 2004 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Beth and Ed are both waxing eloquent on baseball and books.
Certainly, no other sport has generated as much written word as baseball. (football actually brings up more results – but soccer is mixed into those results so I think my statement stands)
As …

A Note to Fox TV

By From • Jul 12th, 2004 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Scooter, the animated baseball that explains stuff to kids, would be more useful if you would actually start the All-Star game BEFORE 9 PM EST. It may be summer, but 8 year olds aren’t going to be up at midnight to watch the end of game.
My kid bailed …

No Joy in Mudville – A Little League Memoir

By From • Jul 11th, 2004 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Greg Mitchell, best known for non-fiction political writing, delivers a fun tale of the ups and downs in coaching his son’s Little League team.
I could have written this book. In fact I did. Browse through the basketball coaching, and baseball archives…

McCarthy’s Bar

By From • Jul 9th, 2004 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

One page one of this book I learned the 8th Rule of Travel – Never pass a bar with your name on it.
Better advice has never been spoken.
English travel writer (although he is of Irish heritage) Pete McCarthy spends a couple of weeks wandering aimlessly…