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47 Down, 5 to Go

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December 4, 2017

In my year of reading dangerously I’ve recently finished off books 46 and 47.  With four weeks to go I’m right on schedule to accomplish my reading goal for 2017.  It’s been a fun and rewarding challenge but it hasn’t been easy.  I’m a “read every word” kind of…


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Reading Dangerously Through the Dog Days of Summer

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September 3, 2017

My year of reading dangerously continued in August and I nailed it.  I carved out a good chunk of time early most mornings and took advantage of two fairly free weekends to hammer out five books.  There was no cheating this month.  No 100 page novellas, or finishing off…


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Dangerous Reading this Summer

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August 2, 2017

Disney World, white water rafting, minor league baseball games, laser tag, Game of Thrones binging and more bowling than I have ever done in my life have occupied a great deal of my free summer hours.  And I’ve loved every single glorious minute.  The problem with all that activity…


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Reading Roadblock

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May 12, 2017

I knew it would happen.  I just hoped it would happen months from now and not a few months in.  It’s my own fault.  I can only blame myself but thankfully I’ve got time to recover.

I moved smoothly through March but in April I took on a responsibility that…


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How I cheated and got away with it

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March 4, 2017

February scared me.  In January I finished my fourth book with just hours to spare so thought I’d try a little different approach in February.  With only 28 days to complete my four books I set out to circumvent the process from the start but in the end realized…


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Reading Dangerously in January

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January 31, 2017

     In my first month of reading dangerously I finished up book four just under the wire.  I wondered how getting through four books in a month might be and it wasn’t a walk in the park.  Between trying to manage a busy work schedule, late nights in…


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My Year of Reading Dangerously

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January 22, 2017

     A few years ago I ran across a colorful, humorous Brit named Andy Miller who set out to read 52 books in a single year and then chronicled that adventure into a book of his own entitled The Year of Reading Dangerously.  As I moved into 2017…


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Mickey Mantle: The Last Boy

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August 21, 2016

My dad was eight years old when Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956.  A now extremely valuable Mantle baseball card made its way into a spoke of my dad’s bicycle that year as he cruised around the country roads in his small North Carolina town.  The most…


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Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life

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July 6, 2016

Joe DiMaggio’s mythical status in the American sports landscape is matched by few if any.  He rose to stardom at a time when the country was enthralled by him and the game that he played.  I was familiar with the Yankee Clipper and knew that he bridged the gap…


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Dr. J: A Look Inside the Man

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March 19, 2014

As a kid I loved watching the classic NBA match ups of the 80s.  The great Celtic teams of Larry Bird and the showtime Lakers led by Magic Johnson.  The battles between those great teams truly put the NBA on the national stage.  However, a team that’s often forgotten…

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