Thursday, July 23, 2015

Teddy and Reading




I am part of everything I have read.

-Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of United States

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt Speech

Lately I've been on a Roosevelt kick. You can't have one without talking about Teddy. Some how in my life as a history buff he's sort of flown under my radar. A recent viewing of the Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelt's kick-started me. The more I learn of him the more I'm impressed. I wished I had focused on him earlier. He was tenacious, smart, patriotic, hardworking and one tough son of a bitch. He once took a bullet before a campaign speech and went on to finish the speech.  I found this recording of a short speech interesting because it sounds somewhat different that you might expect. This of course was long before the soundbite on 24-hours news channels. You''d almost expect an early version of General Patton(George C. Scott's version). Some of his ideas are clouded by big words that would confuse the soundbite sensitive listeners of today. One of the greats.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Stephen King On Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, Lovecraft & More (55:51)

Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne_Pedro_Carroll

Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through DivorcePutting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An informative book about putting your children first while going through the pangs. It offers many insights and tips for making a trying time less painful.Much of it isn't groundbreaking information as it reinforces what other sources tell you what you should do. The only complaint I had was it it seemed like the narrator was a bit too happy at times although not intentional. It's worth listening to if your going through this situation and love your kids. They came first.

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