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.

The Word of the Week is:

Shit-hole: noun, vulgar slang.  an extremely dirty, shabby or otherwise unpleasant place. Sure sounds like the Haiti I’ve heard about. But it also describes an apartment I had at college. It wasn’t dirty, but it was otherwise unpleasant because I … Continue reading

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The Jealous Kind

This is the second James Lee Burke book I have read that is not about Detective Dave Robicheaux. Instead it’s from the Hackberry Holland series, but you would not know this if you didn’t read the inside back cover of … Continue reading

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Betting On The Come is Bad Baseball Business.

I don’t get OPS. I don’t know what WAR is and after 50 years of watching baseball I still cannot recognize a balk. But what I think I know, so therefore it’s an opinion, is when an elite player finally … Continue reading

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John Adams

I can’t count the number of times I have passed on this book over the years. How interesting could this man be, I would say to myself. But when I stumbled across a paperback copy in a Goodwill store in … Continue reading

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Starship Troopers

Sci-Fi is not the kind of reading I customarily seek out, but I tried Starship Troopers on the recommendation of a blogger I follow. It’s not a bad book, but it’s not a great one either, and if you read … Continue reading

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The Tin Roof Blowdown

In this Dave Robicheaux installment we find ourselves in New Orleans, for the most part, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, where the fabric of society has been ripped asunder. At the heart of the story are some blood diamonds … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

The World Series is over and man, it was a good one. Congratulations to the Houston Astros. I couldn’t be happier that you are World Champions, especially after what your city went through this fall with Hurricane Harvey. Now the … Continue reading

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