Saturday, January 18, 2020

Nickle and Diming Our Time

Have you ever felt that sometimes the quickest of errands take the longest time? Time management is something that I’m trying to be better about and I’ve noticed just how much time we’re spending doing the simplest of things. It is astounding how much we nickle and dime our time away. I took a couple of days from earlier this week studied them and determined how my time was spent. It wasn’t pretty.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Shenanigans Episode 116: You Wish It Had An Elbow

In our all new Shenanigans podcast, we talk a lot about sports, much to the chagrin of Rich and Mat. In retaliation, Rich explains the Rules of the Internet to us. Gwyneth Paltrow has a new candle that is already sold out and we were very, very low on the waiting list. The 2020 Olympics are heading to Tokyo, and there is a great deal of concern regarding the stability of cardboard beds. How many people can they hold? As always, our show is NSFW.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Book Reviews Reloaded: Twain's End

This article first appeared on East Niagara Post on January 19, 2016. It is repeated here as I work to put all my book reviews in one place. They will be posted on Thursdays or Fridays and only be altered from the original in that I will add publisher information and pages. Hopefully, by revisiting these reviews, other people might find a book they'd like to pick up for their own enjoyment.

Twain’s End -- Lynn Cullen
Gallery Books
352 pages

Arguably one of America’s greatest writers, Mark Twain has had plenty written about him, even a century after his death. This includes the mammoth three-volume autobiography just recently completed. Even through decades of controversy, our infatuation with Twain and his legacy continues to grow. With Twain’s End, Lynn Cullen attempts to give us a quick glimpse into the final years of Samuel Clemens and his alter ego, Twain.