Author Archives: Truman

About Truman

I find myself on the downside of my sixtieth year, older but not old, wiser but not wise, and still wondering what I want to be when I grow up.

Tick Tock

Slowly but surely Republicans are starting to let slip publicly what they have all known from day one, that the clown who sits in the White House is unfit for his job. When he’s not threatening North Korea with total … Continue reading

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A Confederacy of Dunces

One of the oddest, smartest, funniest books I have ever read. Ignatius J. Reilly moves to the top of my list of most memorable fictional characters.  He is almost beyond my ability to describe.  Obese, slovenly, intelligent, entitled, flatulent, lazy, … Continue reading

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The Art of Fielding

This book is not typical of the kind of novel I usually choose but I enjoyed it. It’s the story of the intertwined lives of six people at a fictional college in Wisconsin. What’s unusual is that all six people … Continue reading

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So This Is What Capitulation Looks Like

The Royals were shut out for the fourth game in a row last night, losing 12-0 to Tampa Bay. They set a modern day record for consecutive scoreless innings at 43. Way to go fellas. Your quest for the post … Continue reading

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One For The Books

I found this little gem at a Goodwill Store in Omaha for 65 cents. Joe Queenan has written an entire book about his love of books and reading and it is surprisingly interesting. It helps that he harks back to … Continue reading

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That Sinking Feeling

The St. Louis Cardinals rained fire and fury on the Royals this week, sweeping a four game series. The Cardinals hit grand slams in the late innings of games 3 and 4, leaving the Royals relief corps in shock. Just … Continue reading

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The Accidental life

On the surface a memoir by a magazine editor does not sound particularly intriguing but this editor is well known in the business and he has known, worked and partied with some interesting characters. Hunter Thompson, Jim Harrison, George Plimpton, … Continue reading

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