Monthly Archives: July 2015

Book Review: I Never Played the Game

I Never Played the Game, Howard Cosell with Peter Bonaventure.  ISBN 0-380-70159-6 (978-0380701599).  New York: Avon Books, 1985.  Also available in hardback (ISBN 978-0688044817) and large print paperback (ISBN 978-0816141111).  Contains a table of contents but no index. I just realized that I … Continue reading

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Annie

It’s hard to believe that today, July 29, marks one year since I had to put Annie down.  And it’s every bit as hard to think about her without getting weepy or upset.  She turned into such a sweet little thing. I won’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jury Returns

The Jury Returns.  Louis Nizer.  New York: Doubleday & Co.  (1966). I have now read 3 books by Nizer: My Life in Court, Reflections Without Mirrors and The Jury Returns.  My sentiment has been the same for each one, that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Charles Wheelan.  ISBN 978-0-393-34777-7.  New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, copyright 2013 (first published as a Norton paperback 2014). I read this book as a class assignment; it would … Continue reading

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The Duggars and child molestation

In my last post, I mentioned the Duggars in passing and in a flippant way.  I really shouldn’t have been as glib as I was.  Their execrable show was its own punchline and could stand on its own (lack of) merit. … Continue reading

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I’m so tired of religious people

When I started this blog, I hadn’t intended it to be devoted in more than small part to religion.  Sometimes, I thought, I’ll put up some things about religion but it won’t become a regular deal.  I mean, after all, I … Continue reading

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